TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Merge police departments

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, 1:01 a.m.
 

The discussion concerning the police departments of Cheswick, Harmar and Springdale is coming to a head.

Cheswick met recently about the possibility of contracting with other towns for police service or possibly merging departments. And, as always, the opposition was heard more than the people who are for it.

I'm speaking on behalf of those in favor of a merger.

It would be more cost-effective to combine departments. We're all small communities and in some ways, have already started to downsize. For example, Springdale is now a part of the Lower Valley Ambulance Service, and that is going just fine.

I know everyone wants their own police and fire department. But the fact is it no longer makes sense financially. It soon will not be worth the higher taxes we will pay to keep them.

Shawn Fitzgerald Jr.

Springdale

Skedel a disgrace

What disgrace Councilman Jonathan Skedel has brought upon Cheswick Borough. Now is the time for the residents to demand his immediate resignation from council.

This loose canon has already fired his fists. What's next?

Kathy Gillard

Cheswick

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers wrap lackluster preseason with loss to Panthers
  2. Death Valley ‘sailing rocks’ linked to freeze-warm cycle
  3. Steelers notebook: Safety Mitchell faces former team, hurts leg
  4. Preseason valuable for Steelers’ offensive line
  5. RMU falls to Eastern Kentucky in Banaszak’s coaching debut
  6. WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
  7. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
  8. August Wilson Center’s financial woes leave little guys in a lurch
  9. DEP releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling
  10. Young adults drive home rental trend in Western Pennsylvania
  11. Pirates starting pitcher Cole growing in his 1st full major-league season
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.