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June 2nd, 2015

Forest Alliance program sheds light on funding cuts

June 2, 2015

If Allegheny National Forest (ANF) land could be taxed at just $4.50 per acre, the Kane Area School District would receive $478,000 in tax revenue.
That's more than triple the amount the school district expects to receive this year under a formula based on revenue from timber sales.
This scenario is part of a slide-show presentation developed by Allegheny Forest Alliance (AFA) to shed light on the steep "forestry" revenue cuts for schools and townships within the 500,000-acre ANF.

Commissioners open bids for courthouse HVAC work

June 2, 2015

SMETHPORT – The second phase of a project is coming to improve air quality inside the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
Acting at a special meeting Tuesday, county Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane opened two bids for the work-- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).
The base bids include:
*MJ Mechanical, Tonawanda, N.Y., $477,288.
*Mazza Mechanical, Olean, N.Y., $499,000.
Each bidder also submitted proposals for four optional additions to the base work.
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See full article in the June 3 edition of The Kane Republican.

June 1st

Mt. Jewett to pay $2,500 as share of facade design work

June 1, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Borough Council agreed Monday to contribute $2,500 for a project to set facade "design guidelines" for properties along Main Street in the borough.
Council President Chuck Paar endorsed the appropriation along with Councilmen Brett Morgan, John Keesee, Wil Antrim and Don Martyna. Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilman Rod Danielson did not attend the meeting.
Under the project, the firm of Derck & Edson Associates of Lititz, Pa. is preparing guidelines for both Mt. Jewett and Smethport.
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See full article in the June 2 edition of The Kane Republican.

Charge added in alleged Kane baby injury case

June 1, 2015

A Kane man faces another felony charge for alleging injuring his 3-month-old daughter.
Todd Robert Long, 25, of 400 Oak St., Kane, now faces four charges, including three felonies.
According to court documents, Long "did attempt to cause or did intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to Long," his 3-month-old daughter.
The baby sustained "bleeding to the brain in two different locations, left side face bruising and right side of the buttocks bruising," according to court documents.

April School of Dance presents Cruisin'

June 1, 2015

ST. MARYS – April School of Dance would like to invite you on another high-energy, spectacular journey of dance, except this year they’re taking you by boat. The 23rd annual show "Cruisin'" will be held Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at the St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
April Cush, owner and director of the studio, said this show is something she’s been dreaming of putting on for awhile. She wanted to incorporate songs that represented different cruise locations and said "let’s just go."
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See full article in the June 2 edition of The Kane Republican.

Daytime presence of local police is waning in Mt. Jewett

June 1, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Looking for a daytime police officer in Mt. Jewett?
Put in a call for the State Police.
Steve Hale, the chief of police in Mt. Jewett, and Mike Henry, the top backup police officer, both hold full-time daytime jobs outside the borough.
Attempts have failed to find other policemen to work in Mt. Jewett on a part-time basis.
"My hands are tied," Mayor Melissa McGuire said Monday. "We can't find part-time police officers."
The Mt. Jewett police coverage situation changed earlier this year after council voted 7-0 in December to set new guidelines for the police department.

May 31st

Walker Becomes Eagle Scout in Sunday evening ceremony

May 31, 2015

Kane High Senior Jack Walker achieved the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advanced rank, Eagle Scout, on Sunday night in a ceremony at the St. Callistus social hall. Walker is a member of Troop 427 of the Allegany Highlands Council, Western Gate District. Troop 427 is sponsored by St. Callistus and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 715.

May 29th

Building code official is busy with construction permits

May 29, 2015

With the advent of summer-like weather, new construction is on the rise in the Kane area.
"We've been pretty busy," local State Building Code Officer Russ Braun said Friday. "We're issuing quite a few new permits for new houses in Wetmore Township."

Carlson determined to get Block Parent Program restarted

May 29, 2015

Kane’s Dave Carlson is a determined guy. Since retiring from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in 2013, he has let no moss grow underneath his feet. In addition to his work with the Kane Community Center and the Boy Scouts, Carlson has taken up the cause to get the Block Parent Program up and running in Kane again.
The program, which originated in Canada, was alive and well in Kane throughout the 1990s but faded away as volunteers moved or simply took the trademark orange signs out of their window.

Highland secretary is named to PSATS panel

May 29, 2015

JAMES CITY – Christy Reigel, secretary-treasurer for Highland Township, has been named to the Secretary-Manager Committee for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
This committee promotes and encourages the effective, efficient and responsive operation of township government through training, education, communications and the interchange of ideas.
Ginni Linn, director of communications for PSATS, announced the appointment of Reigel to the Secretary-Manager Committee.

A fisherman tries his luck near Red Bridge while an osprey stands guard over her nest late last...
Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...
Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...

 

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