Today’s news – Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

shame on youColumbia Spy‘s “DESECRATION! Graffiti vandals strike again” rightly decries the cowardly, despicable acts. WHERE ARE THE CAMERAS AND THE WITNESSES?

Any notice at the Columbia Police Department’s facebook or CrimeWatch pages? NOPE!!!!

temple compositeFrom this September 15, 2013 Columbia news, views & reviews submission.

Quote for today … “Just walk around town on a nice Saturday morning, and you can see how people, young and old, flock to the downtown as the place to be.” – comment from a real estate representative about the revival of West Chester, a winner of a 2017 Great American Main Street Award.

Another quote for today … “If they continue on that path, they’re going to run out of money.” Quote from Keith Ramsey, interim business manager at Columbia Borough School District in a page one LNP – Always Lancaster article about school district reserve funds.

  • It’s difficult finding definitive, authoritative information about Columbia’s Memorial Day Parade which, evidently, will be held today at 2:30 pm according to the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Website. – No other details are listed.
  • Columbia Borough Websitenothing!

marietta mem parade

On the other hand, Marietta communicates with citizens and the world about tomorrow’s parade by showing a parade route map and other information.


A third quote … Congress has been no help to lovers of freedom. Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are allies of Trump; they have capitulated to Trump’s intimidation. That is why the courts and media are our last hope. – From a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

starbarnCentral Penn Business Journal | pictures of the re-raising of the Star Barn.


    • Yes, but the media needs to focus on what Paul Ryan and his associates are doing behind the scene systematically destroying anything that would prevent the corporate takeover, e.g., cutting taxes for the rich, eliminating healthcare for the poor. Step by step, that is what’s happening. The press and the rest of us must stop the focus on Trump.

  1. Last year there was a detailed pre-parade article in LNP. It included, among other things, the start time as well as the route. I know because I wrote it. I recall the parade organizers wanted to get the word out. They are a very dedicated group of people that work hard at keeping this tradition alive. Among them, Kevin Kraft and Robert Herman.

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