Monday’s news items [unregulated CBD; internet speeds & more] – 3/9/2020


CBD | State: unregulated, untested and unknown – SpotlightPA

LEGAL NOTICE | Auditors’ Report Columbia Borough School District year ended June 30, 2019 Lancaster Online

Well, hell | “Comcast has done it again: Unlisted phone numbers of 200,000 customers posted online”The Inquirer

An Open Letter to the Pennsylvania Legislature:

You have an opportunity to save lives in this election year

You can make every road safer by enacting and enforcing a mandate that municipalities and PennDOT abide by the provision in Title 75 that says speed limits should be posted at the 85th Percentile Speed, the safest speed with the most compliance. It is also an MUTCD (Federal Highway Commission’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways) directive.

This will free up police departments to deal with the very small percentage of truly reckless drivers.

You have a further opportunity: deep-six Speed Trap Bill SB 607, which, if enacted, will foster predatory enforcement of unsafe, too-low posted speed limits, wasting scarce police resources in return for ticket revenue.

First Priority: properly Engineer highways, including posting the safest speed limits; Second Priority: return Driver Education to the high schools to teach safe driving practices; Third Priority: locate and ticket the very small percentage of truly reckless drivers.

The enforcement-for-profit drive now prevalent in Harrisburg will not make the roads safer. Cash cows and four-wheel ATMs we are not. Drivers are not happy with your approval of red light and speed cameras that make the highways more dangerous. Don’t make things worse by giving RADAR to municipal police.

I have been fighting giving RADAR to municipal police since 2001: HB 1961. Speed Trap Bill SB 607 should be buried and not resurrected.

Show the taxpayers that you care more about their safety than their money from unfair tickets.

Tom McCarey – Member, National Motorists Association

internet use

Insular thinking | Time to wake up an recognize that the nations many considered “third world nations” have become digital leaders.

Small wonder | Just look at the internet speeds in nations around the globe. Yeah, the US average is not at the top.


What’s your speed? | Test your digital address speed 

mobile speedtestJust wait for 5G | access via mobile devices are faster – screen shot from mobile device

 Grave Concern will be holding a quarterly public meeting and program

Wednesday  March 18, 2020    7:00 PM at the

Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society

2215 Millstream Road – Route 30 East
Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
(717) 393-9745

The history of the Bachman Funeral Home the nation’s oldest and longest-running funeral home started in 1769”

Presented by: Bachman descendant,  Norman T. Mable

This meeting is free and open to the public. – SOURCE: news release

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