Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “Headline should say, ‘Awesome Dog Rids Itself of Moron Owners.’” – comment following this Pennlive article: “PSPCA: Dog surrendered for being ‘too sweet’ needs forever home.”
- Lancaster County inspections | “Hang a ‘failed inspection’ sign on their front door,” says commenter Jere Stick. – Lancaster Online
- We agree; if “Each person who offers or transports hazardous materials must comply with the placarding requirements” why shouldn’t failed food preparation inspections be made available to citizens.
- York County inspections – The York Dispatch
- Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.
- Irresponsible! An article in today’s LNP – Always Online shows that Manheim Twonship’s taxpayers are on the cuff for more than $100.000 for school board directors’s dumass decisions. “When charges by the school district’s solicitor are added to Levin’s fees, the total investigation costs comes to $103,986.85. decisions related to the hiring of the last superintendent.” Aren’t elected public officials obligated to make prudent decisions and practice due diligence?
- To the school district’s credit, its Website is fairly transparent.
- May not seem fair, but Pennsylvania is a “zipper merge” state.
- A 71 year old woman was cited in Lancaster for leaving her dog in a vehicle. Dog owners think they’re being kind when they take Fido along for an errand. “Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.”
- Looking for something to do today: Kutztown Folk Festival
Mary Ellen Graybill sent these photos from her visit to the Folk Festival earlier this week.