Today’s news – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

Quote for today … Research the Columbia Opera House fire. Apparently it greatly hurt the Columbia economy when it burned down. – Comment following this Lancaster Online article, “12 fires that ravaged Lancaster County landmarks.” The article doesn’t mention the 1947 Columbia Opera House Fire.

A second quote … While the GOP will likely continue to hemorrhage integrity until it is an empty shell of a party, – The last line of a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

A third quote … Eastern Lancaster County School District, Director of Technology Lotsie Wooten says one of his long-range goals is to work with the community and business partnerships in the district to provide the Columbia community with free Wi-Fi. – From the School Briefs about Columbia in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

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  • Thursday evening’s School Board Meeting agenda is posted.  A full agenda includes this item: “A motion is requested to approve the Transfer Tax Resolution 2017.”
  • “In Pennsylvania we have a “deed transfer tax”. Consider it a sales tax on real estate. One per cent of the entire sales price is paid to the State of Pennsylvania and another 1% is (usually) divided equally between the school district and local government for a total of two percent of the sale price.”
  • Columbia news, views & reviews was unable to identify a revenue projection for the Real Estate Transfer Tax in the School District’s Adopted-2016-17-budget.
  • If you’re registered in one of the “look alike” major political parties, you can vote today. If you’re not, you cannot.

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