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Linglestown Gazette: Halloween, election, new tunes, things to do

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween, election, new tunes, things to do

Patriot-News columnist Nancy Eshelman today called for Harrisburg-area municipalities, including Lower Paxton Township, to switch Trick-or-Treat night back to Oct. 31. It was held last Thursday, Oct. 25, this year.

Her logic: Police chiefs wouldn't get together and order citizens to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 19 or to eat turkey on Veterans Day. Makes sense to me.

She also shared a story about Ken Miller, principal of Linglestown Middle School, collecting excess Halloween candy from students and donating it to Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. It took him 20 minutes to pile up 126 pounds of goodies.

Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the hottest race on the ballot is for two Central Dauphin School Board seats. Incumbent board member Ford Thompson and appointed board member Christian Malesic will appear on the ballot. Jay Purdy is running against Malesic as a write-in candidate.

The Paxton Herald has endorsed Thompson and Purdy.

Malesic was involved in a huge controversy in August for suggesting that the district's gun policy was too strict.

CLICK HERE to read Purdy's campaign Web site.

Speaking of Election Day, a one-day cafe will be in operation at Linglestown Fire Co. while the polls are open on Tuesday.

Public radio station WXPN out of Philadelphia can now be heard in the Linglestown area on 88.7 FM. The station features contemporary music that you won't hear on commercial radio stations.

Weekend preview ...

* Sunday – New Hope Church sermon series called A Dummies Guide to Basic Bible continues. This week's message is entitled Salvation: What's Wrong With the World (and Me)?

Service starts at 10 am. Come as you are – no need to wear your Sunday best. CLICK HERE for map.

* Sunday – Linglestown Colts Midget football team will face Cumberland Valley in a championship game, 3 pm, Susquehanna Township High School stadium. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and seniors, free for 12 and under. Go Colts!!!


At 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that jay Purdy who works as the media contact for the PA House Democratic caucus was one of those people who received the bonuses that the Attorney general's Office is investigating for working on Veon's campaign while on the taxpayer's time.

At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purdy does work for the PA House Democratic caucus, but I haven't read any reports that listed him in conjunction with the probe of bonuses paid to legislative aides.

I checked some records, and hundreds of legislative staffers were paid bonuses in 2006 -- only a handful are linked to the ongoing probe.

At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Grand Jury is secret. How would you know if he wasn't. I'm telling you that he was subpeonaed. I know.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger BB said...

Received via e-mail:

Just wanted to let you know that there is a falsehood in the comments section under your story referring to the election and other items:

1. I am not under investigation or have ever been questioned on the matter.

2. I did not devote even 1 second to the Mike Veon campaign, period.

Wanted to point it out.

They're trying other lies about me, such as a caller in Bob Durgin who said I had gotten speeding tickets in school zones. My last speeding ticket was in 1976 in Owego, New York, and it wasn't in a school zone. Only previous speeding ticket was in 1974 on I-80 and I don't think there's any school zones there, either.

Jay Purdy
Write-in candidate for CD School Board

At 12:29 PM, Blogger BB said...

Future comments on the CD School Board race that appear to have no basis in fact and are submitted as an anonymous comment will be deleted.

BB, editor


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