Regional cooperation can be a rational adaptation to mandates from Harrisburg and Washington that arrive with more expectations than funding. Unfortunately, long-standing rhythms can be difficult to shake.
At some point, unity is undeniably the best option. "Columbia and Montour counties have worked very hard to be good stewards of the taxpayers' money, but we have reached the end of the road," said Finn. "We need to look at something different — regionalization."
Sounds like a smart step in the right direction.