Friday’s news items [trust; towns with markets; in praise of police officers & more] – 1/10/2020

Who can you trust? | Not Boeing: its people knew.

muni brief trustClick on graphic to enlarge.

Does this inspire trust? | “Columbia to continue closed-door meetings, despite complaints”Lancaster Online

New year; new councillors | But not at the borough Website.



FTC report | “Protecting small business from imposters”– news release

small towns with markets | Columbia has a market house and sometime in 2020 the plans are to re-start it again. Originally built in 1869, the Market House was jump-started with grant funds a little over a dozen years ago only to close again five or so years ago.

Let’s compare | Compare Columbia’s demographics with two other similar towns with markets (though both are about twice the size of Columbia’s population — Lebanon, PA and Wheeling, WV.

Lebanon’s Market

Wheeling’s Market


vulgaritiesFrancis Grose via Wikimedia Commons

“Vulgarity | An Alternative Language of the People”JSTOR Daily

It’s 1856 All Over AgainImmigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy. That year’s presidential race had it all.What can it tell us about 2020?” – OPINION: The New York Times

“WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER” |Northwest Regional Officer has saved numerous lieves with NarcanLancaster County District Attorneys’ CrimeWatch [NOTE: This is one aspect of what police officers across the county and the state do every day.]

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