Archive - 2014 - News Article
A Kane resident waived his preliminary hearing Monday on a charge linked with his lifetime registration for convicted sexual offenders under Megan's Law.
Travis James Kelly, 29, who had been residing at 312 Greeves St., Kane, remains locked up in the McKean County Jail near Smethport pending proceedings in McKean County Court.
He had been placed in jail on $20,000 cash bail. Without opposition from Assistant District Attorney Ashley Shade, Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman agreed Monday to reduce the bail to $10,000 cash.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The 2015 budget for Mt. Jewett is not expected to carry a tax hike.
Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Sunday that it appears the borough council would act Dec. 8 to approve a tentative budget with a freeze on taxes.
He said the â€śbalanced budgetâ€ť would not include a property tax increase.
Council scheduled a workshop Sunday afternoon to review the proposed budget before taking action. But a sign on the office door at the borough building said the workshop had been canceled.
The Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a Veterans Day Dinner on Saturday evening in the clubrooms on Wetmore Avenue.
More than 70 attended the dinner.Â
Retired Navy Commander John Coster of Washington, D.C. was the guest speaker. His wife is the former Dawn Peterson of Kane. She attended the dinner with her husband.
Kargerâ€™s Catering prepared the dinner, which followed a social hour at the club. The bar was closed during the dinner and program. Members of Boy Scout Troop 422 served the dinner.
The Kane School Board has approved several personnel appointments.
Acting at a meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School auditorium, the board:
*Named Matt Maybury, Susan Isacco, Jordan Barnard, Cammy Engman and Deana Carlson to the list of day-to-day substitute teacher aides.
*Appointed Engman as a substitute nurse.
*Named Donna Truden, Engman and Carlson to the list of substitute cafeteria workers.
*Named Sara Kate Veety as the adviser for the Jazz Band.
*Appointed teacher Jennifer Lindquist as a proctor for exams.
*Appointed Thomas Sirianni as a part-time library assistant.
ERIE â€“ Two Kane siblings are wearing costumes today as they take part in an anti-bullying program at the Millcreek Mall near Erie.
They include Kane High School junior Galicia Fryzlewicz and her brother, Kane High freshman Gunnar Fryzlewicz.
They are the children of Heidi and James Fryzlewicz of Kane.
The siblings have been playing a big part in the mall's efforts to address the bullying problem in schools.
Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
SMETHPORT â€“ A knife-wielding man who terrified a Kane neighborhood in a "suicide-by-cop" escapade in May was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of six months in the McKean County Jail.
Larry Walker, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, was given credit for serving 161 days in jail and could be released within three weeks.
County President Judge John Pavlock sentenced Walker to serve between six months and 23 1/2 months in the county jail.
Walker must undergo a mental health evaluation and have a treatment plan in place before he is released from jail.
Negotiating without lawyers, the Kane School Board and the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) have approved a new three-year agreement.
The new contract-- retroactive to July 1-- calls for an overall 2.29 percent increase in salaries for 92 Kane teachers.
According to figures provided by school board member Tom Kerek, teachers this year will receive a 2.35 percent increase. The increase is 2.30 percent in the second year and 2.24 percent in the third year, Kerek said.
Dr. Maryann Anderson now plans to retire Dec. 31 as the superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
She announced in June that she would retire Jan. 6. The new retirement date was announced Thursday at a meeting of the Kane School Board.
Anderson, the Kane school chief since 2009, elected to retire after the school board agreed to offer her an "early retirement incentive."Â
She reportedly will receive $40,000 to retire early. She said she originally had plans to retire in September 2017.
LAFAYETTE â€“ A decision on the type of aircraft to be flown is a key for the resumption of commercial air service at the Bradford Regional Airport.
The federal Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved Sun Air to replace Silver Airways as the federally-subsidized airline to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) to and from the local airport.
As of now, there is no commercial airline service at the airport. Silver ended its service Oct. 31.