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Archive - Mar 21, 2012

Despite economy, Kane United Fund tops goal

March 21, 2012

Even though the local economy is sluggish, Kane area residents have stepped to the plate to help the needs of the community through the United Fund campaign.
The United Fund drive-- which benefits 18 community-service organizations-- has ended by topping its goal of $35,000.
The total of $36,087.50 is 103 percent of the target, according to Jennifer Macey, president of the volunteer United Fund Board.

Wounded Hazel Hurst vet receives tax exemption

March 21, 2012

SMETHPORT -- Hazel Hurst native Jamie R. Himes, who was wounded in Iraq in 2005, has been granted a Veterans Exemption and will receive a refund on her 2012 property taxes on her residence in Liberty Township near Port Allegany.
Acting Tuesday at a meeting in Smethport, the McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a county tax refund of $659.59 for the property at 768 Upper Portage Road. Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane all voted in favor of the refund.

County adopts ‘impact fees’ on shale wells

March 21, 2012

SMETHPORT – McKean County and its municipalities are expected to begin receiving “impact fees” later this year on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
The county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to impose the fees. The action is allowable under a state law put in place earlier this year.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the board, joined with Commissioners Al Pingie and Cliff Lane to adopt the ordinance on the “impact fees.”

The Kane Cross Country team lost to Elk County Catholic but defeated Brockway on the Wolves course...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...
It was a tale of two halves for the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen in their match against the Kane...

 

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