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—  The city has posted the video of last night’s city council meeting and I am watching it now (click here).


     Kevin R. Molloy, the Executive Director of the Lancaster County Convention Center, called me shortly after 1:00 pm today. He said there are no events listed for two reasons (see below in this post):
— The customer does not want it publicized.
— The competition (Erie, Hershey, Philadelphia, etc.) uses it to try and lure them away to their city.
     He would not state how many events they have in the upcoming months but he did say that the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are always slow for the convention industry.
     He said the busy convention season is from after Labor Day to Thanksgiving and then the months of January, February and March.
      He said he might tell his marketing department to delete the events tab unless a customer wants their event listed and then they will put up the tab and the event.

***  Keith Schweigert, who used to work for LNP but now is the digital content producer for Fox 43, has a scary video of the new traffic circle on his Twitter account (click here). 


**   Speaking of the convention center, when you go to their website and click on “Events” what comes up is below (click here). Are there really no scheduled events or are they not posting them?

*    And LNP never says a word about the city’s failure to livestream these meetings – in fact, I think they like it. That way they control what the public knows.


     It took LNP and reporter Tim Stuhldreher three days to report on the financial crisis and the city applying to the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Early Intervention Program. This site went up with the breaking news on the same night as the meeting and it took LNP three days to slant the story and blame everything on the state.
     And of course, LNP wants the public to think everything in Lancaster is just fine so they can attract conventions and customers to LNP’s for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel. It’s disgusting.
     There was this excellent comment under the LNP article and of course the PSP stands for the Penn Square Partners who are made up of LNP and High Industries (click here):



Posted on the City of Lancaster’s Facebook page at approximately 7:45 pm last night.
     If city employees are incapable of connecting to the internet and livestreaming these meetings they are not competent enough to work for the city. Tony Dastra managed to do it as a private citizen for a year.
     Are they doing this on purpose to keep the citizens in the dark? There should be outrage at this blatant cover-up!
Please check back later today.


  1. my goodness says:

    What a pathetic, lame explanation. It speaks volumes. Hershey doesn’t need to steal Lancaster’s nonexistent conventions. I hope they got rid of the disgusting mold smell that was prevalent the last time I was there.

  2. huh? says:

    “— The competition (Erie, Hershey, Philadelphia, etc.) uses it to try and lure them away to their city.”

    That a good throwback to good old insular Lancaster days.

    And a poor excuse. Does Molloy actually believe that event planners don’t check out the competition themselves??

  3. Anonymous says:

    Funny how the d.a. had no problem live streaming ordinary people doing everyday things 24/7, but they can’t figure out how to INFORM the very same public whose privacy they violate on a daily basis. If we are to believe Sorace, MAW was “instrumental” in installation of the so-called “Safety Coalition” cameras. For an add’l 3.5 mil, you’d think they could hook her up w/an internet connection. What a bunch of LIARS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Call his bluff and ask him for a complete list of events past during the “busy season”. How much do you want to bet he’ll have an excuse for that, too?

  5. Anonymous says:

    OMG. My bullshit detector is off the charts! I dont know how much that overpaid executive makes, but he broke at least three cardinal rules of public relations in his comments to you. Way to lie to the news media, destroy your own credibility AND drive away any new business in the process! Give that idiot a raise!

    • Ohwellist says:

      This Molloys funny lol as if Philly has to “lure” anyone to them. Its more like “lure” people here and try to make this place into little philly. The comment last week was hilarious from someone I forget but they mentioned this place is just a stop before getting back on the road to travel. I know if city hall employees read it they got their bubble busted. I read the comment 3xs I was in tears lol

  6. Becky says:

    “Times UP!!” – That is totally off-topic and I will post it in the next couple of days but not today. I’m too angry about the city’s “inability” to livestream.

  7. my goodness says:

    Ummm, another sure bet, no she can’t.

    • Becky says:

      If they can’t connect to the internet how do they get anything done? How can Amber Strazzo send me emails saying they can’t connect to the internet?

      • Ohwellist says:

        Amber lies rt through her 2 frt teeth for her mayor. Shes nasty. She hangs the phone on people when they call for the mayor. She will write back on fb on things she has no clue about just to make it sound like they do their jobs.

  8. my goodness says:

    You can bet they don’t want us residents to know what really goes on.

    • Becky says:

      Jess King, the mayor’s chief of staff, makes $95,000 a year! Maybe she could figure out how to connect to the internet?

  9. Anonymous says:

    The wacker lease fiasco was going to be entertaining prime time TV!