After 28 events since October 2010, the Positively Pottstown Happy Hour is taking a break! These mostly-monthly gatherings showcased local businesses, arts organizations, bakers, restaurants, and caterers and brought people together for networking. I have a feeling it won't be too long before we're all getting together again... in the meantime, be well and buy local!
Here in the United States of America, we're not supposed to have political show trials. People should be put at risk of felony conviction only if evidence clearly supports a criminal indictment -- not to solve political problems, provide weeks of suspenseful cable TV news programming, or to pacify mobs.
On Nov. 4, a national wave swept Republicans to election and re-election in blue states across America. Yet in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett stood out as an electoral outlier, missing the wave even as the GOP retained 13 of 18 congressional seats, and Republicans grew their majorities in the state Legislature to margins not seen since the 1950s.
State law allows county officials to seize money or property believed to be connected to crime. The practice is called civil forfeiture and here, as across the country, it's on the rise. The Lancaster County District Attorney's Office has generated millions in forfeiture proceeds in recent years and has a $1.