#NoToll Occupation Begins Saturday, June 3

NEW WEBSITE

Nittany Valley Water Coalition has a new website, set up by Ian Boswell, in addition to the NVWC Facebook page. I’ll post a link to the NVWC website in the right sidebar.

PSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Penn State Board of Trustees is meeting today at the Penn Stater in private executive session from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then in public session at 1 p.m. Members of the public are permitted to observe our overlords and overladies in action, but are not permitted to address them.

Forelock-pulling is optional.

NVWC will be there.

NEW VIDEO

There’s a new video on the issues, made by Andy McKinnon and Ben Andrew:

ONLINE PETITION

There is also an online petition to sign, created by Lori Bedell: “Demand that Penn State act as a responsible steward to our community’s water.”

YARD SIGNS

Yard signs have been designed and ordered by David Hughes and will be available next week.

OCCUPATION DETAILS

The occupation begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 near the intersection of Whitehall Road and Blue Course Drive. Bring food, water, hats, sunscreen, homemade signs, tents, sleeping bags. Check the NVWC Facebook page for more logistics details as they become available.

MORE INFORMATION

Open Letter and Informational Flier:

Bailiwick News – May 13, 2017

5.13.17 Bailiwick News – Critical analysis: Piazza’s death, the Centre County court credibility crisis, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, corporate Penn State profiteering, and possibilities for change.

Part 6B: Continuation of Part 6A (Sections 1-4) published May 8, 2017, in a series reporting on legal and political principles as prioritized by incumbent DA Stacy Parks Miller and challenger Bernie Cantorna. Both are running as Democrats; the primary election is May 16, 2017. Archive: Parts 1-6A

Bailiwick News – May 8, 2017

5.8.17 Bailiwick News – Timothy Piazza, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Penn State Interfraternity Council, Pennsylvania investigating grand juries and the Centre County court credibility crisis. Part 6A in a series reporting on legal and political principles as prioritized by incumbent DA Stacy Parks Miller and challenger Bernie Cantorna. Both are running as Democrats; the primary election is May 16, 2017. Archive: Parts 1-5

 

 

Bailiwick News – April 21, 2017

4.21.17 Bailiwick News – Weighing competing values: government secrecy, individual privacy and public accountability. Part 5 in a series reporting on legal and political principles as prioritized by incumbent DA Stacy Parks Miller and challenger Bernie Cantorna. Both are running as Democrats; the primary election is May 16, 2017. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4.

Bailiwick News Publishing Update

Note to Readers and Subscribers:

Thank you again for reading and financially supporting independent reporting in Centre County.

My long-term goal is to develop a reader-supported newspaper publishing business that provides public accountability journalism services to citizens, and a decent wage to me and a handful of staff reporters.

However…

Partly because progress toward that goal is slow, I’ve taken a part-time paid position with a private employer. The job as structured now is a 15-20 hour per week position.

While I hold down that job, I’ll be scaling back my publishing target for Bailiwick News from the current 3-4 issues permonth, down to one or two issues per month. I’ll also be reducing the number of public meetings I attend from the current three to four per week to specific meetings as needed to supplement document-based reporting.

This will reduce the time I invest in Bailiwick News from about 30-40 hours per week, to 5 to 10 hours per week going forward.

Meanwhile…

Upcoming issues will include a wrap-up of the Slab Cabin Run water and farmland protection series and coverage of the Centre County District Attorney primary race through three case studies: 1) Parks Miller’s defamation suit against critics; 2) her resistance to public access to information through her challenges to the PA Right to Know Law, and 3) as much coverage as possible (given the court-imposed secrecy) of the McClure and Grove texting cases now on appeal to Superior Court.

I’m also planning reporting on the structure of Centre Region and Centre County political systems and on the proposed expansion of the beneficial reuse sewage management program, alongside the history of the Regional Growth Boundary, Sewer Service Area and implementation of the Centre Region Comprehensive Plan.

And I’m planning reporting on the State College zoning code overhaul process, particularly as it relates to public safety, air quality, water quality, high-rise/high density student housing and Penn State enrollment policies.

That list will probably comprise all of the reporting I’ll be able to draft and publish over the next six months.

Again, thank you for reading and financially supporting Bailiwick News.

Bailiwick News – March 24, 2017

3.24.17 Bailiwick News – Non-overlapping Venn diagram circles: design and funding discussions for Whitehall Road Regional Park. (Part 9 in a 10-part series)


 

Bailiwick News – March 9, 2017

3.9.17 Bailiwick News – Whitehall Road Regional Park planning and financing as a case study in regional governance; COG General Forum-Fulton Bank loan extension history (Continuation of series on water and farmland protection in Slab Cabin Run watershed. Previous installments: 9.9.16 Bailiwick News9.16.16 Bailiwick News9.30.16 Bailiwick News10.21.16 Bailiwick News12.2.16 Bailiwick News12.23.16 Bailiwick News3.1.17 Bailiwick News)