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Friday II – 11/10/17

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities, Uncategorized on November 10, 2017 at 5:45 am

Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!

And tomorrow morning … the SEMPER FI 5K RUN / WALK COMES TO TOWN.

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Still safe and not on the Sears/Kmart closing list – our K-mart and the Sears in Park City. And a Sears store opening in Harrisburg.

This video from a Sears store closing in Canada will bring tears to the eyes of loyal Sears Customers and, especially those Sears employees, who remember the Lancaster Sears store of the 1970s and 1980s.

Here’s a comment from another site about Sears: “Sears published its last catalogue in 1993. Yep, they closed down their once huge mail order business right as the WWW was coming to life. Amazon thanks their CEO for his lack of vision. They had everything setup to be Amazon and didn’t see it.”

BUT you can bet the upper-eschelon folks at Sears will leave the wreckage with huge golden parachute payments. Everyone else who worked there – not a damn thing!

And now Target is closing “under-performing” stores too. – Penn Live

Scummy elected public servant | “Marino has received about $100,000 in donations from the pharmaceutical industry throughout his career, but he denies charges he’s in their pocket.”WITF

Here are the keys to my house, “Go ahead, rob me!” | Scummy elected public servant II gets relected mayorFOR THE FOURTH TIMEWITF



Friday – 11/10/17

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities, People on November 10, 2017 at 5:29 am

“Texas shooting a reminder to some that churches should be more secure”CatholicPhilly.com

“In Lancaster County, 43 percent of renters are shelling out more than 35 percent of their income to cover rent, the highest share in Central Pennsylvania. The median gross rent is $908 in Lancaster County.” – Central Penn Business Journal

Several properties in the Borough remain on the Sheriff’s Sale Listing for the November 29 sale.

OK – lay that pipeline | Appeals court now says pipeline construction can continue and “In a statement, Williams said it was pleased by the court’s action.” – Lancaster Online

electric vehicles“Inside BYD: the Chinese carmaker sells more electric vehicles than any other brand in the world © Bloomberg”

China leads the world in electric vehicle production – meanwhile the US POTUS and the courts are enamored with fossil fuels. Ford and others will make electric vehicles in China. Which nation is on the right track?

Bring on the beer | “Beer sales begin at Rutter’s convenience store in Mountville”Lancaster Online


The October Community Development committee minutes are posted at the Borough Website. Included in the minutes is the above map of the proposed Downtown Business District and discussion of several other topics including the trolley, the Bid Process for Borough Owned Properties (Market House and 137 S. Front Street), the Veterans Memorial Bridge Island Gateway Project Update, the borough newsletter and more.

Not yet posted are the minutes for October for the Property Committee – though the Property Committee is an agenda item on the Preliminary Borough Council Meeting agenda for the Monday night meeting. (note this link has been corrected.)