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       In his introduction to the 51st and final part of NewsLanc’s series on the convention center/hotel that is noted in the email below and has a huge list of “Abuses by Lancaster Newspapers,” publisher Robert Field states this (click here):
     Fortunately, local circumstances have in general changed for the better. This is especially true concerning the Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. which has returned to its  former high standards.
     This is absolute bunk and nonsense as has been proven absolutely false by the recent CRIZ award to PSP Partners (the Lancaster Newspapers and High Industries). And this is what drives me crazy about Robert because he must have used that  returned to “high standards” line for LNP about 30 times over the course of the last several years and it simply is not true. He does not get it!
     LNP (the Lancaster Newspapers) have never had high standards. They have never held the police, the DA or the Judges in Lancaster County accountable. They have always protected the white, elite and privileged establishment. They blatantly discriminate in their hiring and their racism is reflected everywhere in their coverage and lack of coverage.
     But it is their mockery and disavowal of all journalism principles and ethics that is the most shocking and disheartening. The press is the backbone of this country’s democracy and LNP is the antithesis of that basic, most important constitutional fact. And they could care less because they are not a news organization – they are a greedy, unethical business masquerading as a news organization and using the power that comes with it to line their own pockets and keep their cronies and political friends in office. It is disgraceful and beyond scary.
     Barring breaking news, this site is going on vacation until Tuesday, September 6th. Coming shortly thereafter:
—  A follow-up with the Department of Justice on the petition calling for an investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Ibram Hanna in Mountville on August 12th.
—  A follow-up with the PA State Attorney General’s Office on complaints that LNP and the GRAY administration have illegally colluded on the CRIZ.
—  The CRIZ application itself.
—  A follow-up with the PA News Media Association to have LNP thrown out of the Association.
—  Follow-ups on the cases of Sterling Staton and Akeem Washington where there is outrageous and racist conduct by the Lancaster City Police Department, the DA’s office and Lancaster County Judges.
—  Much more.
Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day!

         And on a silly note and to lighten things up a touch, I found this meme on the “The Realest People of Lancaster” Facebook page and I just enjoy it!

*     This email was sent today.
This email is for Mara Creswell McGrann: I was wondering why you are allowing your name to be associated with the LNP editorial board? On Wednesday, August 31 the board wrote in the opinion piece on Hillary Clinton:
Still, there’s a rule of journalistic ethics that we think ought to apply to government officials, too: Avoid not just conflicts of interest, but the appearance of conflicts of interest. Because in the public’s eye, they’re all the same.
This is a flat-out lie and a disgrace to journalism. LNP owns the Marriott Hotel and just received CRIZ money (public money) for their “expansion.” I also suggest that you read’s series on the convention center and their list of “Abuses by Lancaster Newspapers” (click here).
I would appreciate your response.
Thank you,
Becky Holzinger


      These two sentences from Wednesday’s LNP editorial simply shock me to my core (click here). That the people on the editorial board could flat-out lie and be this hypocritical and lacking in any integrity or decency whatsoever is scary and shocking and absolutely disgusting. They are a disgrace to journalism!

Please check back later today.


  1. barryinwinnipeg says:

    Thanks for posting the Donald’s promise to bring back the pig races to Ephrata! That one made my day!

  2. Frank Lee says:

    Old money of NYC has alway’s viewed the Stineman’s as nouveau riche Jews.

  3. huh? says:

    I think you may be on to something Becky 🙂

  4. huh? says:

    I do think that the McGranns were Catholic. At least some of them. So they probably weren’t able to join the HC.Not WASPy enough.

    • Becky says:

      Off topic, but Amber Green, the Lancaster County Treasurer, was granted a divorce yesterday. Now, who else is very recently divorced?


  5. huh? says:

    Betcha Peggy nor her mommy and daddy ever sat with the Vanderbilts.

  6. huh? says:

    There’s McGrann Blvd and the early 20th century McGrann’s Park Development Company.

    At McGrann Park, in the early 20th century the McGranns had a hackney race track in Lancaster and R.P. McGrann owned quite a few race horses.

    And, they hung around with the Vanderbilts in their private box for the Vanderbuilt Cup Races.

  7. robert says:

    Her husband owns Penn Stone.

    • Becky says:

      I know and that’s how I contacted her – through the info email address on their website. Don’t know much about Penn Stone, though.

  8. huh? says:

    Regarding the surname McGrann, one of the numerous names that have been insiders in Lancaster for a long, long time.