Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Quote for today … “As De-Pasquale pointed out, if you’re planning to raise taxes, ‘you should be fully disclosing to the taxpayers why.’ We would add that school districts should also readily disclose how much they are holding in reserve.” – Taken from today’s LNP – Always Lancaster editorial about school districts’ penchant for raising property taxes and not being fully transparent with citizens.
Another quote for today … “Smith’s Hotel and Bar in Columbia has been around for a long time.” – Comment following the Lancaster Online article about places to eat outside.
A third quote … “Clearly, this budget fails agriculture and rural America.” – Extract from this Delta Farm Press article about the new administration’s cuts agriculture and farmers.
And a fourth … “Please advise your younger ones, if they’re prone to being involved in trouble, to keep themselves OFF of the 100 block of South 4th this summer. WE, that is the residents that give a damn, are NOT having it this year! Fight involving 20-30 Young folks late this evening, supposed gun, chaos, NONE of them live here. We’re out there this year, so you shouldn’t be. Look out for your friends, neighbors, and neighborhood.” – A post at this facebook page: What’s Happening in Columbia,Pa. and Area.
We are so lucky!!!
- It’s time for outdoor music at Springhettsbury Township’s Sunday and Wednesday outdoor live music again. The schedule begins next Sunday with “the hardest working Jimmy Buffet tribute band” – ParrotBeach.
- And this evening, the Long’s Park Sunday music schedule kicks off with The Districts, a Lancaster grown Indie-rock band.
- Lancaster Newspapers-owned Elizabethtown Advocate joins its other weekly newspaper holdings which include Ephrata and Lititz.
The condemned structure is next-door to the parking lot and bus stop adjacent to the Police Station. But because a property has been identified with a sign stating it’s condemned, doesn’t necessarily mean it cannot be inhabited. Here’s the link to the borough’s “Condemnation” code.
- A bunch of letters-to-the-editors in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster blast US Representative Smucker about his less than open (truthful) comments spouting the party line on the American Care Act.
- Deeds recorded: “Christopher E. Will and Rebekah L. Will conveyed property on a public road to Susque River Apartments LLC for $310,000. The property is at the southeast corner of Third & Linden Streets, also known as 300-302 Linden Street.
- Former Penn State big shots get “slap on the wrist” penalties for protecting child abuse – WITF
- Lancaster County food serving places’ inspection results. – Lancaster Online
[NOTE: While not on this list, the Creekside Cafe was inspected by the PA Department of Agriculture and found out of inspection standards with11 violations.]
- York County’s food serving places’ inspections. – the PA State Department of Agriculture database.
- Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.
- “Susquehanna Heritage has volunteer opportunities available at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage and Columbia Crossing River Trails Center.” – Susquehanna Heritage Website