Today’s news – Monday, January 9, 2017

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

Today’s quote … “Nobody gave us information, and as time went on, we were treated more and more like suspects.” – from this New York Times article about the chaos that resulted during the airport shooting in Florida – because of rumors.

coyote-dayDays ’til coyote day!

  • One huge transparency step | during last week’s Columbia borough School District board of directors’ committee-of-the-whole meeting, the interim and acting financial chief displayed a number of financial reports that the Eastern Lancaster School District openly displays for its board and citizens at its Website. When he said these reports for the Columbia Borough School District can be available for Columbia’s Website, the board approved the suggestion. Citizens will be able to see these financial reports as these as attachments for future meeting agendas: General Fund Checks – Balance Sheets Expenditure Summary – Revenue Summary – Cafeteria Profit and Loss – Budgetary Transfers – Student Activity Fund Checks.
  • An idea for the Borough Council to consider?


  • From tiny acorns … | Lancaster Roots and Blues is an annual festival that features artists from around the USA and beyond. The purpose – to bring an array of talented artists to Lancaster, PA and to celebrate the roots of American music.

randboriginal-posterIt began at the end of 2013 with a man and his passion, his vision and a KickStarter campaign.

  • Columbia man charged “with taking $90 worth of meat Nov. 18 from Giant, 1605 Lititz Pike,” according to the POLICE LOG in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

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