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(CNNMoney) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline reached the $3.90 mark Friday, after climbing 2 cents overnight, according to a survey by motorist group AAA.

With Friday’s boost, gas prices have increased for 38 days in a row. During that time, prices have risen more than 36 cents, a jump of 10%.

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PennDOT truck sits idle, operator no where to be foundI took this photograph on my morning walk today. Here’s a PennDOT truck sitting idle on our Main Street. Though it appeared that the vehicle was running as the lights were on, the operator was no where to be found. At least not until after I took the picture, and continued walking. Then another PennDOT truck pulled up and four dudes got out. One of them, cup of coffee in hand, walked towards the first vehicle.

It was ten o’clock in the morning. Why weren’t these guys working already? Why were they taking a coffee break already? Our tax dollars hard at work hardly working.

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Ephrata borough employee Mercedez BenzI couldn’t believe my eyes. But why should I be surprised? An Ephrata (PA) borough employee parked their car, a classy white Mercedez Benz, and got into a Borough vehicle. Off to work the employee went. Is this a sign of our bloated government on the local level? [more…]

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Lancaster County jobless rate jumps to 8%: happy days are here again.

August 31, 2010

From an article by Tim Mekeel in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Tuesday August 31 Like a boat bobbing in the ocean, the local jobless rate continued its recent up-and-down motion in July, rising to 8.0 percent. By increasing from June’s 7.8 percent, the countywide rate stayed in the same narrow range where it has been […]

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Avoid G&C Automotive for Auto Repairs, Unwilling to Help the Unemployed

February 25, 2010

G&C Automotive in Ephrata should be avoided for your automotive repairs. This small, husband and wife, shop suggests that they do complete automotive repair. However, the principal and only mechanic specializes in Toyota and gives other makes only minor treatment. Generally, G&C is unwilling to go the distance in exploring and solving a perplexing problem if he doesn’t understand the make. Conversely, past garages I have used would persist in problem solving.

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Deadline Passes, Old Mill Road Bridge Replacement Unfinished

December 1, 2009

As of today, December 1, 2009, The Old Mill Road (Ephrata, PA) bridge replacement project remains unfinished contradicting the optimism and prophesying of the Lancaster County Planning Commission

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It’s Friday and Sunny, No Work on Old Mill Road Bridge

November 20, 2009

It’s Friday, a sunny day with no chance of rain, so why work on the Old Mill Road (Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA) bridge reconstruction project? This picture was taken Friday morning, November 20, at approximately 10:00am …

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