Lancer Letter.. 07-19-11

Understanding Cyber Charter Schools, Part 1 by Richard Scaletta Every time I have a conversation with someone about charter schools, specifically cyber charters, the person tells me that no one understands what I’ve explained and I should let people know. So, people, I’m letting you know. Charter schools are independent, public schools that receive a […]

Farmers Market and Fresh Produce Time Is Here!

This is a great time of the year, fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere! Our local Farmers Market, at Goodell Gardens, is going strong and growing. Place a big circle on Wednesday, every week through September 14th. That’s the day the barn at Goodell comes alive with fresh items from many of the areas local […]

John Evans Reports..07-15-11

New Law Toughens Penalties for Drug Deliveries Resulting in Death By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) One of the new laws enacted this summer will strengthen the penalties for those who deliver illegal drugs and death occurs. This situation happens when an individual dies from the drug, either by an overdose or as a result of […]

Lancer Letter..07-12-11

Shrinking and Shifting by Richard Scaletta We are shrinking and shifting. Our school enrollment is shrinking while our community population shifts into “maturity.” In short, our community is reflecting the national trend of an aging population. In 1960, 50% of the nation was school age. Those kids in grades K-12 then went to college, got […]

John Evans Reports… 07-08-11

New Law Seeks to Make Public Information More Accessible By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) One of the new laws passed at the end of the spring legislative session will help make it easier to find out information about state spending and revenue. Act 18 of 2011 establishes an online, searchable database of all state government […]

Edinboro Lakeside Association Presents Edinboro VFD With $5000 Check.

Edinboro Lakeside Association presented a check for $5,000 on the 4th of July at Edinboro Lake to the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department. The money was the half of the proceeds from The Edinboro Lakeside Association Home Tour held on June 5th. The Volunteer Fire Dept plan on using the funds to put toward the purchase […]

Edinboro’s “Copper Coin” Is No More…..

The sign at the Copper Coin that says “Will reopen July 15”, and normally this time of year it generally means the owners are taking a well deserved break and enjoying a short vacation. In this case, however, it’s a bit different. Bill Correll, current owner of Charlie’s Pub & Eatery, will take over ownership […]

When Was The Last Time You Read It? Happy Birthday, America!

Follows is a transcription of the Declaration of Independence. If you haven’t read it for awhile, or if you never have, take some time on this very important day in our country’s history, to read it and soak it in. Happy 4th of July! The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. […]

Game Commission Endorses Sunday Hunting

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission today endorsed removing the prohibition on hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania, which is the basis of legislation being sponsored by Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford). The endorsement of Sunday hunting came at a meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners in Harrisburg by a vote of 4-3. One commissioner abstained. […]

She Rode A Pogo Stick To Raise Money…26 Miles!

Karyn Puller had a desire to raise money to fight child exploitation. She set a goal to pogo stick 26 miles!! by June 30 to help Love146. Love146 is a non-profit organization who globally fights against the tragic injustice of forced prostitution and slavery of children. Her goal was met when she completed the 26 […]

New Restaurant Coming To Edinboro

A new sign went up recently at the old Valerios Italian Restaurant. Compadres Mexican Restaurant is adding another location to their growing list here in Edinboro. The sign only says “Coming Soon” but at least the vacant restaurant will soon be filled and local residents will have yet another dining choice. While no other information […]

John Evans Reports..06-24-11

Castle Doctrine Set to Become Law By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Legislation that will further protect law-abiding citizens who use self-defense when faced with an imminent threat is on the governor’s desk to be signed into law. House Bill 40, known as the Castle Doctrine, clarifies state law so that legal protection is afforded to […]


To many it seemed as though it would never come. A cold and wet spring seemed to linger way too long, but the signs are there that summer is here. For many this is the time of discovery, discovering what “special” item that possibly could have been destined for the landfill is your next treasure […]

Lancer Letter..06-21-11

What? You work in the summer!? by Richard Scaletta Even though I’ve been a school administrator for 24 years, I still run into people who assume that school administrators do not work in the summer. If school administrators and their office staffs did not work in the summer, the first day of school would be […]

John Evans Reports…06-17-11

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) The deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2010. The […]

Lancer Letter…06-14-11

Final Budget by Richard Scaletta I took a finance class this spring from Dr. William Hartman at Penn State. He has been looking at school budgets across the state for over thirty years. He notes that this has been the worst year for school budgets in all the years he has been in the business. […]

GM Lancer Band Camp Starts Today!

Wow! 2011 class just graduated, classes over for the summer, but bright and early June 13th the dedicated members of the GM Lancer band are already preparing for next years season. Known as “mini-bandcamp” this one week session is a time for incoming freshmen to learn some of the basics and what it means to […]

John Evans Reports… 06-10-11

Pennsylvania Fair Guides Now Available By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Did you know that Pennsylvania fairs, like the Crawford County Fair and the Albion Area Fair attract thousands of visitors, not only from our local area but from the tri-state area? In addition to these two local favorites, more than 100 fairs and community festivals […]

Lancer Letter.. 06-08-11

Commencement 2011 by Richard Scaletta Tonight, June 9, is the 52nd annual commencement of General McLane High School. The class of 1960, though not yet occupying the present high school campus, was the first class of the school district. It is interesting to note that many of the graduates from the school’s first class are […]