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  • 9-6-18 UPDATE – AFTERNOON UPDATE – HOW LANCASTER SPENT OVER $5 MILLION AND GOT…

    Posted on September 5th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    UPDATE 9-6-18 – I am going to leave this up as the top story this morning because this is so important. LNP is blatantly ignoring the gross mismanagement and loss of over $5 million dollars of the taxpayer’s money.

    GET OUT!

    From December 12, 2017 on this site (click here for the original and more on MAW).

         The very few people who actually had internet service through LanCity Connect are now suddenly losing their internet connection. Without warning, they have been left with no internet service and can’t get any answers from LanCity Connect.
         Besides the city giving and loaning MAW Communications $4.7 million dollars, they have also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees to “defend” MAW. And MAW has defaulted on their $1.5 million dollar loan and the city is left absolutely empty handed after they promised the public this exact scenario could not happen.
         Why isn’t District Attorney Craig Stedman investigating this huge theft of the taxpayer’s money? Why isn’t LNP covering this outrage and demanding answers? The taxpayers were promised high speed, low cost internet and they have gotten absolutely nothing for their over $5 million dollars!
         Tomorrow there will be a list of people to contact and demand an investigation and prosecution of those responsible.
         As for LNP, who received money from MAW and won’t hold Mayor Sorace or any city officials accountable for this because they gave LNP $9 million for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott extension – they need to resign – today! They are an absolute disgrace to journalism and everything it is supposed to stand for and if any of LNP’s collusion in this is criminal – they should be prosecuted and go to jail as well.      

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

          A tweet from Brad Bumstead, the “Bureau Chief” of LNP’s publication The Caucus, which is described as “casting light on Pa. government waste and fraud through relentless, independent investigative reporting.”

          Guess what, Brad? This happened in Lancaster and LNP has been silent about this illegal, fraudulent and unbelievable theft and waste of over $5 million dollars of taxpayer’s money!

     

    Please check back later today.

     

    4 responses to “9-6-18 UPDATE – AFTERNOON UPDATE – HOW LANCASTER SPENT OVER $5 MILLION AND GOT…”

    1. This whole MAW issue stinks and as you said LNP is ignoring it. Please don’t support this paper. Don’t buy it…don’t subscribe to their electronic version…you will only be supporting a corrupt organization!

    2. It is crazy. I will not even consider to subscribe until there is a decent call-out by the paper of this situation. I can’t take the paper seriously when they ignore this fraud waste and abuse.

    3. Lancaster needs a newspaper that works in the interests of the taxpayers. Not be a company newsletter for the chamber of commerce. People vote with their wallet. Once upon a time there was The Sunday News, The Intelligencer Journal and the Lancaster New Era. Lack of consumer interests and it’s morphed in one LNP. It’s merchandiser/coupon clipper with rewritten press releases. Oh. And now they’re trying to make money by selling online subscriptions. Someone told me it was due to “increased production costs”. YIKES! They must have incurred some costs that have escaped every news source in PA. Less people are buying that fish wrapper. They may want to ask themselves; why? Hint: Because they suck!

    4. OntheBeachByNoon

      When I see a story in LNP, I Google the info somewhere else, as I refuse to pay one dime to read that rag or give them my personal info. That is my policy with every news site and I am not alone. I wonder if advertisers know how many potential customers they are losing by restrictive read policies that benefit no one but the news outlets. I bet for every customer the paper can “prove”, they are losing at least two others.