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May 13th, 2015

Highland asks federal court to dismiss Seneca lawsuit

May 14, 2015

Highland Township is asking the U.S. District Court in Erie to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Seneca Resources.
Seneca, the exploration and development wing of National Fuel Gas of Buffalo, is going to court to challenge a township ordinance that bans the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling waste.
Seneca has received a permit from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to convert a gas well on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste drilling fluids.

Laughing Owl Press Co. recognized by North Central

May 13, 2015

KERSEY – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission hosted a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday to recognize the 17 local businesses that were selected as finalists for the 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Awards from the north central region.
The local businesses were selected by partners within North Central’s PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Development) network for the impact that they have on the north central region, which includes McKean, Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, Potter and Clearfield counties.

Proceeds from Mt. Jewett water system sale go in revenue fund

May 13, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Net proceeds of $540,675.56 from the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system to a private company has been placed in a capital reserve fund.
Council President Chuck Paar said Aqua Pennsylvania purchased the water system for $1,126,350.
Aqua paid off all debt associated with the operation of the water system. The balance of $540,675.56 came to the borough in the form of a check from Aqua.
See full article in the May 14 edition of The Kane Republican.

May 12th

Fee to be passed along to Mt. Jewett sewer customers

May 12, 2015

MT. JEWETT – A new service fee assessed to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority will be passed along to its 450 customers.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the authority voted 4-1 to charge its customers $1 more per month to cover the fee.
Authority Chairman Patrick McGuire approved the surcharge along with members Patrick Crants, Chuck Paar and Jim Trussell. Scott Hungiville cast the lone negative vote. Member Ron McElroy did not attend the meeting.

Costly dredging may be needed at Mt. Jewett sewer ponds

May 12, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority could be faced with a major expense for dredging at the sewage treatment ponds off Kushequa Avenue.
Speaking Tuesday at the authority meeting at the borough building, Rod Peterson said "there is an issue" with the depth at the first sewage collection pond.
Peterson, the borough maintenance supervisor and state-certified sewage treatment plant operator, said an old estimate to dredge the pond was "close to $100,000."

Stage lighting project planned at Kane Chapel

May 12, 2015

The boards of the Kane Historic Preservation Society and Kane Players are launching an initiative to add professional stage lighting for the Kane Memorial Chapel on East Chestnut Street.
The lighting will be compatible with the historic nature of the building.  
The Kane Memorial Chapel is one of the most historic buildings in Kane. It was built in 1876 by town founder General Thomas L. Kane and his wife Elizabeth. 

May 11th

Dance team attends Pittsburgh competition

May 11, 2015

Nikky’s Dance Studio Competition Team from Smethport attended Applause National Talent Competition this weekend in Pittsburgh.
The prestigious award of the weekend was the Pittsburgh Applause National Talent Top Studio Award for their division. They received this award for having the highest cumulative score with their 12 dances. In winning this award they outscored 14 dance studios with some of the studios having 20 dances and more.
See full article in the May 12 edition of The Kane Republican.

County to amend specifications for courthouse work

May 11, 2015

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Commissioners was expected to act Monday to award a contract for a courthouse project.
Instead, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane voted to reject the three bids received for the job and seek new ones.
The work calls for Phase II of a project to upgrade heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) at the courthouse. Phase II is for two floors and the breezeway on the north side of the building in Smethport.
See full article in the May 12 edition of The Kane Republican.

Kane borough council names grant-writer

May 11, 2015

The Kane Borough Council acted Monday to name Linda Cecchetti of Kane as the grant-writer for the borough.
Council President Howard Kane approved the selection along with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, John Gentilman, Tom Kase and Gary Schul.
Borough Manager Don Payne said Cecchetti would be considered as a "part-time" borough employee and would work "as needed."
See full article in the May 12 edition of The Kane Republican.

Kane High senior wins Big 30 Academic Scholarship

May 11, 2015

OLEAN, N.Y. – For the first time in several years, a Kane High School senior has won a $1,000 scholarship at the Big 30 Academic Banquet.
Hannah Ross, who currently has the top grade-point average (GPA) in her class, received the top scholarship Monday at the annual banquet at the Old Library Restaurant in Olean, N.Y.
See full article in the May 12 edition of The Kane Republican.

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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