“NO ROOM FOR CRITICISM?“
From today’s press release by the District Attorney’s office (the link is immediately below).
WHO IS CORRECT? FOX43!
Man Dies of Gunshot Wound Friday in Mountville
TEN MONTHS & COUNTING!
I have made it clear how I feel about the LNP series on “famous” murders and the current article on the murder of Laurie Show is sad, repetitive and ridiculous.
This coming Friday, Claire Miller, 14, is scheduled to have her preliminary hearing before District Judge David P. Miller for the charge of murdering her 19-year-old sister Helen. The woman who answered the phone in the judge’s office this afternoon said the hearing is still scheduled and it will be held in the county courthouse in courtroom A at 1:30 pm.
This will become a “famous” Lancaster County murder case. She will turn 15-years-old on May 18th.
** Stephen Campbell, the Director of Public Works, needs to take a chill pill regarding personal delivery devices (PDD). For the third meeting in a row, this man talked and talked and talked about them. If the city has to approve every company that wants to use them it will be a paperwork nightmare.
And Tony Dastra raised an interesting point – if local restaurants choose to use them people could avoid the additional cost of a delivery service like Door Dash.
The world is changing. Drone delivery and personal delivery devices will happen. Get a grip, Campbell.
Will Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams investigate Constable Michael Chance (pictured below), Attorney Nicholas Wachinski and the politicians involved in granting no-bid contracts or will she turn the investigation over to the state Attorney General’s office?
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How could Attorney Nick Wachinski be representing two groups competing for the same contract, Constable Assoc and Constable Chances private company.
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Please read the other excellent comments under this post and check back later today.
It was a three hour marathon session of the city council committee meeting last night – but they started late because president Ismail Smith-Wade-El was fourteen minutes late to the meeting and Pete Soto had to begin it. And Smith-Wade-El and Amanda Bakay “disappeared” for long periods of time. I don’t know much about Zoom but their “boxes” were gone and the public had no idea what they were doing. It is not acceptable and as soon as all are vaccinated they need to return to in-person council meetings.
Councilman Xavier Garcia-Molina questioned whether it was legal to refuse public comments and Mayor Sorace said because of the length of the agenda she hoped that Tony Dastra did not question every candidate for the planning commission (the agenda is below). Well, Dastra, a former Independent candidate for Mayor, had a public comment about every single topic and someone needs to tell Garcia-Molina that it is not legal to restrict comments (click here for the very recent ACLU article that begins, “PHILADELPHIA – Two community groups filed suit today against the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia, saying that the board’s new policy limiting public comment at meetings violates the state Sunshine Act”).
And Mayor Sorace does not want to be on the Traffic Commission and she couched it as being able to put more members of the public on the commission. Dastra was not amused. And they discussed money – millions of dollars in public money and Garcia-Molina stated at one point that he had no experience at being a council person but he thought he was doing a good job. Oh, my!
Please see the below and click here for the LNP story, “Lancaster is bringing its city solicitor in-house, potentially saving nearly $6,000 per month.” Do you think the city saved “nearly $6,000 per month” by bringing Barry Handwerger in-house? I will put in a Right-to-Know request for his annual salary since he has been a city employee per Patrick Hopkin’s letter below. Wow! The city needs a lot of legal help!
Former LNP Executive Editor Ernie Schreiber is using Covid-19 to try to redeem himself and his reputation The below is from his Facebook page. Will it work?
Please check back later today.
* Very briefly, I still don’t know why LNP is running these old, solved murders (click here). But Marian Baker’s murder is famous and the LNP article fails to mention that part of the reason it is so famous is that Richard Gehman wrote a brilliant book about the crime titled, “A Murder in Paradise.” There are now a lot of books and movies with that title but Gehman was the first. The ending of the book still brings tears to my eyes. It is a lesson in how to write.
How is this possible? What news organization in this country would allow this to go unanswered? What news outlet would not hold the police and DA’s office accountable and demand answers? Unbelievable!