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June 18th, 2012

'Zero Sort' increases recycling loads in Kane

June 18, 2012

The "Zero Sort" program offered by Casella Waste Systems has led to a 30-percent increase in recycling in Kane, a company spokesman said Monday.
Stephanie Runser, the general manager of the Olean, N.Y. Hauling Division that includes company bins in Kane, Smethport and Bradford, said "Zero Sort" is popular because residents no longer need to separate their recyclables.
She said Kane area residents are encouraged to deposit plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper in any one of the six recycling bins in Kane.

Despite fire, Kane roller rink is open as usual

June 18, 2012

Despite a smokey fire early Saturday, Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink in Kane is open on its usual schedule.
Lori McClain who owns the business with her husband, Ivan, said Monday that skating would be held Wednesday at the "usual" time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She said the rink also would be open for its weekend schedule---  7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The rink also accepts bookings for private parties on Tuesdays and Thursday, McClain said.

June 15th

‘Father Phil’ marks his 25th anniversary as a priest

June 15, 2012

There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewski—fondly known as “Father Phil”—is part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.

June 13th

Sky’s the limit for Kane pole vault champion

June 13, 2012

Patrick Anderson of Kane isn’t resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goals—even a shot at a future Olympics.
“Right now, I’m trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,” Anderson said. “I’ve done it in practice.”

Highland sewer officer expands services

June 13, 2012

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township sewage enforcement officer (SEO) has expanded his services to include work under the new stormwater management ordinance.
In a letter discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, SEO Russ Braun of St. Marys said he now is a "certified" stormwater inspector.
"This certification meets the requirements for me to perform municipal reviews and inspections of stormwater management activities as required by the recently adopted stormwater ordinance." Braun said in his letter to the supervisors.

June 11th

Ludlow bridge is on state ‘high priority’ list

June 12, 2012

LUDLOW – The South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow is considered a “high priority” for maintenance.
This is the label listed for the bridge in a report from inspectors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Hamilton Township, owner of the bridge, now is under the gun to make repairs as early as this month, according to the report.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, issued the critical report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run.
South Hillside Avenue is near the Ludlow Post Office on the west end of town.

June 8th

Diplomas awarded at 122nd Kane High commencement

June 8, 2012

Diplomas were awarded Friday to 60 graduating seniors at the 122nd commencement for Kane High School.
The program at the packed high school auditorium featured the presentation of more than $80,000 in scholarships.
State Senior Judge John Cleland, a 1965 Kane High graduate who has lived in Kane most of his life, delivered the commencement address.
In his remarks, entitled “Unfinished Business,” Cleland told the graduates they are “lucky to have grown up in a small town.”

June 7th

Tom Cecchetti is ending Kane teaching career

June 7, 2012

Tom Cecchetti may be ending a 36-year career as a popular physical education teacher in Kane, but he isn’t quite ready to give up coaching track.
“I plan on being the boys’ track coach again next spring,” Cecchetti said as he winds up his career as a high school teacher and school district athletic director.
“I still have that passion to watch our kids excel,” he said. “I love to watch our kids progress. I’m definitely hooked.”
Cecchetti has built a reputation as one the most successful high school track coaches in Pennsylvania.

June 6th

School chief responds to state allegations

June 6, 2012

Unfavorably cited in a report by the state Auditor General, Kane School Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is ready and willing to give her side of the story.
According to the “findings” in the report issued last month by state Auditor General Jack Wagner:
The “former supervisor of special services” for the Millcreek Township School District near Erie “diverted $91,873 from the district’s special education program by purchasing gift cards with special education funds and using the gift cards for non-program purposes.”

Zoning board clears way for sale of former school

June 6, 2012

The Kane Zoning Hearing Board has cleared the way for the sale of the former Chestnut Street Elementary School to Kane Manufacturing.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, the board approved a "special exception for 'mixed use'" at the former school.
Ed Peterson, chairman of the board, voted in favor of the request along with Vice Chairman Joe Stauffer and board member Todd Klaiber.
Norm Schreckengost and Diane Niklas, two other board members, did not attend the meeting. Mike Woods, listed as an alternate member, also was absent.

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