Erie government becomes more efficient – Something good happened in Erie, 8/30/2019

A GIS can help cities gain efficiency by organizing the previously disjointed efforts of various departments into one map. | Image from consumerbusinessreview.com. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190829/action-team-embraces-data-to-advance-erie-refocused I’m so excited about this, I barely know where to begin. I guess I should begin with a confession of sorts: […]

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Free back to school haircuts! – Something good happened in Erie, 8/23/2019

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190822/free-haircuts-for-students-saturday-in-erie “Ah, to be a kid again.” How many times have you heard that? You’ll see a kid frolicking in the yard, running around having fun, and someone will comment on how easy and carefree those youthful years were. What a bunch of crap. Being […]

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S*** the President Says – 8/19/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week: The economy is doing just fine, if you listen to mainstream news outlets. The president’s favorite metric, however, is the stock market, and stocks recently went tumbling due to something called a “yield curve inversion.” Such inversions have preceded every recession in […]

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Generosity after an unspeakable tragedy – Something good happened in Erie, 8/16/2018

A memorial in front of 1248 W. 11th St., the site of Sunday morning’s tragic fire. | Photo via WJET. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good stories of the week: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40907163/country-fair-to-donate-proceeds-from-coffee-sales-to-families-of-daycare-fire-victims https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/getgo-donates-5000-to-families-affected-by-daycare-fire/amp/ https://www.goerie.com/news/20190813/erie-gives-raises-553-million-from-8958-donors This past week was not a good one. Not after a horrific fire ripped through a home on Erie’s lower west side, […]

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S*** the President Says – 8/12/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week: “The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy…Hate has no place in America.” 8/5/2019 national address on mass shootings. This is a nice statement. Other […]

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AirBorn announces $3.7 million Lake City expansion – Something good happened in Erie, 8/9/2019

AirBorn employees on the assembly line. | Photo via Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190807/airborn-launches-37-million-expansion-in-lake-city?template=ampart If you’re like me, you’d never heard of AirBorn until this week. I thought I had, but it turns out I’d been thinking of Airborne, with an ‘e’, which turns out […]

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