Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Today’s quote … “Lawmakers had a chance to do something truly historic by passing this bill, flawed though it may have been. But the wrong side of history is too often where Pennsylvania finds itself. And here we are. Again.” – From the editorial in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster; another snapshot into the dysfunctional Pennsylvania legislature’s unwillingness to put aside party politics to resolve issues.
“Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has been a popular Halloween tradition in the United States and other countries for an estimated 100 years.” – Read more at the History Channel‘s article: “History of Trick-or-Treating.
- In Columbia, “Trick-or-treat will be held on Monday, 10/31/2016 from 6pm-8pm.”
- Pennsylvania’s State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay: Be safe on Halloween.
- REMINDER: Last scheduled budget Special Meeting of Columbia Borough Council will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:00pm.
- “Legal Notice” at Lancaster Online – but not at the Borough’s Website: “Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at its meeting on November 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.” Click here to continue reading.
- Stolen scaffolding – Columbia Police Department CrimeWatch
- The beauty of sustainable farming; wonderful foods; awesome music and farmers’ markets in a video
- Giuliani: Mr. Deplorable – Pennlive column
- Ctrl+Shift+Del – How to delete your “cookies.” for safer computer use – Lifewire
- Today’s LNP – Always Lancaster‘s “Deeds Recorded” shows an inordinately high share of Columbia properties transferred to banks, mortgage companies or “investment” groups.
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.
- Lancaster County inspections – Lancaster Online
- In York County – “An elementary school was out of compliance during health inspections from Oct. 6 to Oct. 25.” – York County restaurant inspections. – The York Daily Record / The York Sunday News
- Video: Restaurant Inspections
- Here’s the text of an email from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: “Congratulations to the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) for making it to the semifinals for the 2017 Great American Main Street Award! For 16 years the West Chester BID has been a positive example of working smart and living happy in Pennsylvania. It has generated more than $270 million in public and private investment while creating 241 new businesses during the course of its history. Accolades over the years include being named the Best New Shopping District by Philadelphia Magazine and winning a Distinctive Destination award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. West Chester BID is a designated community through the Department of Community & Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program. Visit dced.pa.gov/kcp to learn more about this program and how your community can apply.