Today’s news … Monday, December 5, 2016

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Today’s quote … “This is big-government decision-making at its worst. I look forward to putting this anti-energy presidency behind us.” – A weasel tweet. Here’s a thought, Mr. Speaker, let’s run that pipeline through your neighborhood or The Villages.

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  • “We commit to educate and embrace inclusivity.” – “We, the Presidents of the five traditional Mummers Divisions, categorically reject expressions of hate and bigotry.Read Full Letter”
  • Tickets will cost 50% more, but the trolley will be back in Columbia four days a week during the summer months this year according to an article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster. The article goes on to say 2,000 riders rode the trolley in Columbia in 2016 and is being funded by the borough’s gift of $33,000.



  1. A gift of $33,000? A GIFT? Taxpayers are funding this business venture. What borough official used the word “gift” to describe taking tax dollars to draw visitors in town to businesses. We pay for it with taxes and then pay to ride it too!!

    • We used the word “gift” as an editorial statement. What other word could better describe an outlay of funds greater than the receipts? We could not think of one.

      • Thanks for clarifying! The article began by stating that the first season was successful. How successful is losing $30,000 of taxpayer money? I bet if the businesses had paid for it and lost that much it would not be deemed a success.

      • Ah, but you’d be spending your own money, wouldn’t you? OPM – other peoples’ money – is easy to spend.

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