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Support given to continue 24/7 police patrols in Kane

October 21, 2014

Members of the Concerned Citizens of Kane contend that the borough could save money by foregoing around-the-clock police patrols.
But other residents believe Kane still needs police patrols on a 24/7 basis.
David Walker of 28 Pine Ave. is one of those Kane residents who supports continued 24/7 police patrols.
Speaking at a Kane Borough Council meeting last week, Walker claims it would “an injustice to the citizens of Kane” to leave some portions of the day without a police officer on patrol.

Smethport boy is named 'junior fireman'

October 21, 2014

SMETHPORT – Troy Tanner of Smethport has been named a Junior Fireman by the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department.
Troy is an eighth grade student with a learning disability. He is enrolled in the Pennsylvania Virtual Cyber Charter School.
The school teaches him to use his strengths to make up for his weaknesses. 
A tactile learner, Troy enjoys being outdoors and has always dreamed of becoming a firefighter. Through rigorous training and studying with his parents and teachers, he graduated among the top three students from the Tri-County Fire School.

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?

October 21, 2014

VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?
The Steelers pulled off a big win over the Texans.

Kane area municipalities can seek federal money

October 21, 2014

Kane area municipalities have been advised to prepare applications for the next round of funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
"If you have a potential project, now is the best time to get started on meeting the program requirements," Gay DeGolier said in a recent letter to Kane area municipalities. She is the community development coordinator for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 20, 2014

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

Wildcat Park Dam removed as 1st step of restoration

October 19, 2014

The dam in Ludlow’s Wildcat Park was removed earlier this month as part of the first phase of project to enhance fishing in Two-Mile Run. The concrete footings, iron supports and big wooden planks were removed and large rock deflectors were placed against the stone wall to help support it just below the dam.

Fundraiser set Sunday for local woman who is battling cancer

October 18, 2014

Doctors often use similes to describe the size of tumors.
Just ask Elizabeth "Betsy" Edinger Lupole, a James City native who resides on Park Avenue in Kane with her husband, Terry and their 13-year-old daughter, Kayla.
Early in 2013, doctors found a cancerous tumor “as big as a softball” in Betsy’s leg.
Then, just five months ago, doctors found a tumor “as big as an orange” in her ovarian area.
Even with numerous treatments and therapy, the 41-year-old woman said she is in “constant pain.”
“I’m tired all the time,” she said. “I have trouble sleeping.”

Scientist says local deer research has global impact

October 17, 2014

Local research on the effects of whitetail deer on tree regeneration has far-reaching ramifications.
Dr. Alejandro A. Royo made this point several times Thursday during his presentation at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at Kane Country Club.
Royo, a research ecologist at the Forestry Sciences Lab in Irvine near Warren, said deer studies conducted in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) have been recognized by scientists in "every continent in the world, except Antarctica."

Truck driver hurt in crash in Hamlin Township

October 17, 2014

HAZEL HURST –A truck driver was injured Thursday morning in an accident on Route 146 near Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
State Police based at the station near Lantz Corners said Lyman G. Guss Jr., 63, of McClure, was traveling east on Route 146 in a 2009 tractor-trailer truck.

Kane boutique has free wigs for cancer patients

October 15, 2014

Kane area cancer patients who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments don’t need to travel far to obtain a free wig.
Becky Vogel of Kane is licensed by the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs at her business—Becky’s Boutique at 439 Biddle St., Kane.

Ohio man donates Kane sword to Kane Historic Preservation Society

October 15, 2014

Rob Price, a resident of Dover, Ohio and longtime friend of Kane family descendent Thomas L Kane IV and his wife, Virginia, recently made a trip to the Kane Depot to present the Kane Historic Preservation Society with a sword and a book that belonged to Kane Borough founder General Thomas L Kane.
Price, who said he donated the items on behalf of his late friends, the Kanes, had been in touch with Dick Bly of the local history group and made the donation on Wednesday afternoon at the Kane Depot.

Airport authority sets salary for ‘interim’ director

October 15, 2014

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – The Bradford Regional Airport Authority celebrated the Wednesday birthday of “interim” airport director Alicia Dankesreiter of Wilcox by setting her annual salary at $62,000, retroactive to Sept. 24.
The authority last month named Dankesreiter as the “interim” director after firing Tom Frungillo of Allegany, N.Y. The reasons for the dismissal have not been made public.

2 prospective buyers for Mt. Jewett sewer system

October 14, 2014

MT. JEWETT – Two private companies have expressed an interest in buying the Mt. Jewett sewage system.
Aqua America and Pennsylvania American Water have requested information on the Mt. Jewett sewer system, which currently is up for sale. 
The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority plans to open bids for the possible sale of the sewer system at its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Jewett borough building.
Patrick McGuire, chairman of the authority, said Tuesday that both Aqua and Pennsylvania American have shown interest in acquiring the Mt. Jewett sewer system.

County planner resigns after 7 months on job

October 14, 2014

SMETHPORT – Kenneth D. Baldwin of Bradford is stepping down as the McKean County planner after serving only seven months on the job.
At the age of 37, Baldwin took over in March to replace Debbie Lunden, who retired after serving as the county planner for 26 years.
"I will be resigning from my position as planning director effective Thursday, Oct. 23," Baldwin said in a statement Tuesday. "I will be transitioning back to the private sector.

Guidelines planned for Mt. Jewett development site

October 14, 2014

SMETHPORT – The county Department of Economic Development is planning to prepare guidelines for a proposed commercial project at Main and Center streets in Mt. Jewett.
Sherri Geary, director of the Department of Economic Development, said Monday that a developer has expressed an interest in the site. She said details for the proposal are confidential and are very preliminary at this time. Sources say the developer is looking at the site for a possible department store.

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