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The Kane Borough Council is pressing the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a long-awaited permit to demolish a fire-damaged building on Chase Street.
In a letter to the DEP, Council President Howard Kane is calling for the state agency to issue the permit for the removal of the eyesore at 316 Chase St.
The submission of the letter to the DEP was announced Monday at a meeting of the borough council.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE)-- part of the Kane Area Development Center-- reportedly has taken the necessary steps to raze the building.
The Kane Area School District will observe their annual Pink Week all this week. Many different activities and fundraisers are planned through Friday, Oct. 17.
The Kane volleyball team has been wearing pink socks all month to show support and raise awareness of breast cancer as are members of the KHS and KMS cross country teams.
HAZEL HURST â€“Hamlin Township is looking for a replacement for Terry Morgan, who has resigned as one of two employees with the township road crew.
Township Supervisors Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund accepted Morgan's resignation Monday at a board meeting in Hazel Hurst.
Rick Keesler, foreman, is the only other member of the township road crew. Morgan's resignation takes effect Oct. 25.
The supervisors plan to hire a full-time employee who would handle the Hazel Hurst sewage treatment plant and the Lantz Corners Sewer District as well as duties with the road crew.
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When she was a youngster, Dawn Myers Moore of Mt. Jewett spent a lot of time in kitchen.
It was there in the homey kitchen that her mother, Kathy Myers and her late grandmother, Nancy Hipchen of Hazel Hurst introduced her to the joy of cooking. They taught her how to cook and eventually gave her the opportunity to prepare the main meal for the family.
â€śI loved cooking from that point on,â€ť Moore said.
Her love for cooking has led Moore to experiment with new recipes.
The Kane School Board wonâ€™t be endorsing a 2015-16 budget for seven months.
But it already looks like any property tax hike included in the spending plan for the next school year would be limited to less than $1.50 per month for the â€śaverageâ€ť residential property-owner.
School Business Manager Steve Perry, in a report to the school board Thursday, said the state â€śadjusted indexâ€ť for the Kane Area School District for 2015-16 is just 2.9 percent.
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D. Scott Paul is the newest member of the Kane School Board.
By a 7-1 vote Thursday, Paul was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Gary Ziegler.
Claire Ann Depto Buckley, president of the school board, supported Paul for the appointment along with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Linda A. Anderson, Susan Grolemund, Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings.
Board member Tom Kerek cast the lone negative vote. He said he favored the appointment of Shana Snyder, the only other candidate for the seat.
ERIE â€“Â A federal judge has ruled this week that Dr. Maryann Anderson is not liable for legal fees incurred by defendants in her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) near Erie.
Anderson, who has been the superintendent of the Kane Area School District for over five years, in 2007 filed a federal "whistle-blower" lawsuit against three Millcreek school officials for allegedly retaliating against her. She claimed the retaliation came after she brought up cases of wrong-doings in the school district.