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Plum superintendent offered paid leave

Plum school board on Tuesday night "offered" to put Superintendent Timothy Glasspool on paid leave as it investigates the findings of a grand jury report. Solicitor ...

Plum's Regency Park STEM learning gets boost from Carnegie Science Center lab

Kids used to make airplanes out of simple sheets of notebook paper, but Regency Park Elementary students used a computer design program and 3-D printer ...

Plum officials explore town center idea, redeveloping borough-building site

Plum Town Center, a proposed public/private development on 110 borough-owned acres in the Renton section of Plum, is in the conceptual design phase, intended to ...

Plum man first USW District 10 Jefferson Award winner

Plum resident Mark Simko is the first United Steelworkers District 10 Jefferson Award winner. District 10 represents all USW locals in Pennsylvania. Simko, 38, is an assistant ...

Plum School Board divided on speaking out over grand jury report fallout

Two of the newest Plum School Board members are pressing the board to hold administrators accountable for failing to protect students from what a grand ...

Plum High School principal placed on administrative leave

Plum High School principal Ryan Kociela has been placed on administrative leave, the district said Sunday, three days after a grand jury report blamed school ...

Photo gallery: Plum prom 2016

The Plum Senior High School prom took place Friday night at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh. ...

Plum residents incensed by report

Parents and residents in the Plum School District began calling for heads to roll on Friday, a day after an investigating grand jury released a ...

Plum school officials turned 'blind eye to obvious signs' of misconduct

Plum school district administrators turned "a blind eye to obvious signs of teacher misconduct" that allowed a "suspected serial child predator" to remain a Plum ...

Dedicated traffic enforcement officer's work noticed in Plum

Aggressive drivers in Plum may not see Officer Mike DeMarco until he turns on the flashing lights, but his superiors have noticed the traffic cop's ...

Eroding stretch along Plum Creek in line for restoration

A portion of Plum Creek across from the Plum municipal building, near the pavilions and playground area, is in dire need of restoration, borough officials ...

Plum sixth-graders pursue Girl Scout award, teach younger students to sing, dance

Two Plum sixth-graders have spent the past six weeks teaching younger students how to sing and dance during a free after-school program that culminated with ...

Plum School District officials eye 3-percent property-tax hike

Plum School District officials are considering a 3-percent real estate tax increase to help cover the $4 million deficit the district is facing for next ...

Plum gas station common element in at least eight credit-card fraud reports

Plum police are investigating reports of credit-card fraud from residents whose last authorized purchases were at an Exxon gas station along Route 286. At least eight ...

Businesses opposed to Maronda's bid for rezoning

A portion of Plum could be rezoned next month from commercial to residential, making way for more than 200 single-family homes despite opposition from local ...

Plum Council step closer to OK for garbage-fee hike, final vote expected June 13

Plum residents should expect to pay a little more for garbage collection, starting this summer. Council voted 6-0 Monday to advertise an ordinance raising the rate ...

Options to address Plum Borough School District's $4M deficit include property-tax hike

Plum Borough School District leaders are considering a real estate tax increase as a way to help with the $4 million deficit in their 2016-17 ...

Miles of Smiles 5K run, 1-mile walk at Boyce Park poised for fundraising record

This year's Miles of Smiles event is set to break records and help four Murrysville families. The eighth annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is ...

Plum School District's new tip line system, run by contractor Awareity, goes live

The new TIPS by Awareity anonymous tip line in the Plum Borough School District went live Monday after several months of preparation and implementation. Anonymous reports ...

Boyce Park tree project teaches students about environment

Highlands Middle School sixth-graders received a hands-on environmental lesson Friday by planting trees in Boyce Park in Plum. Allegheny County park rangers and Western Pennsylvania ...


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