John's Blog

Keep singing the same old song

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 28, 2016

After complaining about all of the rain earlier in the week, we’ve had a string of beautiful days. I was outside most of today, it was hot, but, hey, it’s Memorial Day weekend. Although there are some positive signs concerning … Read more>

‘Nuff said

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 27, 2016

I was in Mercersburg this morning with Rep. Jesse Topper for a meeting with residents concerned about the proposed food waste application on farm land from Enviro-Organics Technologies. I’m guessing the crowd to be about 25 people and all appeared … Read more>

If he works with us fairly this year, we can get a budget wrapped up soon

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 26, 2016

The rain generally held off again today and the warm dry weather was appreciated by all. I had a ribbon cutting and a meeting at the Blair County Court House, so my schedule allowed me to get my mowing done … Read more>

This could signal a new era for the PLCB

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 25, 2016

I had a couple of constituent appointments this morning, a meeting with a municipality concerning an issue, got a few other things done then headed to the Franklin County Assoc. of Township Supervisors’ Spring Banquet where I got to catch … Read more>

That’s poor management, plain and simple

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 24, 2016

I was at the grand opening of Laguna Splash Water Park this morning in Tipton. They had the largest crowd I’ve ever been part of for an opening. They had all four restaurants within the park open for free samples … Read more>

Letting these groups do their dirty work

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 23, 2016

The email sent by DEP Secretary John Quigley that one administration official said, “was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” became public today. Using expletives, he chastised environmental groups for not “pushing back” against legislators as we passed a … Read more>

Hope we get some sun tomorrow

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 22, 2016

I don’t remember many days of rain like I’ve seen for the past two. It slows up occasionally, but it never stops. The papers were full of stories today on the resignation of DEP Secretary Quigley. They questioned if he … Read more>

It’s great for the kids involved

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 21, 2016

I should have probably mentioned last evening that the Secretary of DEP, John Quigley, resigned earlier in the day. There was an incident with him criticizing the Governor and a couple of the environmental groups through emails, and apparently, there … Read more>

Dedication to good conservation principles

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 20, 2016

The weather was great today, and everywhere I went, people talked about it. It’s supposed to rain all weekend, so I got mowing in while I had the chance. I attended ABCD Corp.’s Annual Breakfast this morning, which included a … Read more>

Congrats to all of the academic and extra-curricular award winners

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 19, 2016

I was in Chambersburg for breakfast with the Center for Dairy Excellence. They hosted a round table meeting with various interested parties. Most of the discussion was focused on the economics of the dairy industry. They had information about the … Read more>