Today’s news – Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

Quote for today … ““Good evening, Lancaster.  There’s an old saying in my country that says you don’t judge a government by its politicians, but by its everyday people.” – Mustafa O. Nuur, from this article about small towns across America, including Lancaster, accepting refugees from oppression and horrors of war. – The Outline

Today’s second quote … Because people do not want this dangerous high pressure gas transmission line that is transporting natural gas to export facilities for overseas export.on their property. – The beginning of a comment following this Lancaster Online article: “Some 500 Lancaster County residents vow to disrupt Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, risk arrest.”

  • YES, YOU CAN … get a post in education with no experience!!! In DC, too!
  • traffic and nontraffic citations posted by the Columbia Police Department at its facebook page

dchool-district-employment-adSometimes a Columbia Borough School District advertisement for employment appears in The Merchandiser. And sometimes, not – but sometimes on the Columbia Borough School District Website. Anyone recall having seen an advertisement for the Director of Operations position announcement either place?


  • Great explanation | “So the next time you hear some cynic spouting rhetoric about truthiness in a post-truth environment, gird up your loins, grant our historicity, grant our diversity, grant our proclivity to wishful thinking and our unconscious biases, but insist that in the end we’ve got ways to deal with all of these distortions: namely, careful science and a free press.” – article, “Alternative Facts In A Post-Truth World?”
  • February is African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.” | Lesson Plans: “Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.”

dg-storeNew DG store opening in Silver Spring.


  1. Agree! I cannot figure them out when it comes to filling vacancies. It’s suspicious to say the least. The board and tax payers should question the administration on this inconsistent practice along with unfair pay for the staff.

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