Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Lance: To Tarentum. The borough eliminated the turning lane on Sixth Avenue at Lock Street to make it safer for pedestrians. Given this great concern, you'd think the borough would've shoveled the new sidewalk some time in the past week.
Laurel: To the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. After giving its best customers — E-ZPass holders — no break on tolls for a decade, the commission finally started providing discounts a few years ago. Now the discount is 25 percent, commensurate with other E-ZPass states' discounts. Look for the percentage of regular turnpike users with E-ZPass to jump from the current 68 percent. This proves even a blind dog like the commission can find the stray bone.
An observation: That great sigh of relief you heard on Monday came from the Marcellus gas drilling industry when it saw the weekend box office results for the locally filmed movie “Promised Land.” The Matt Damon vehicle, which is hard on the fracking biz, bombed nationwide, finishing 10th. It did do boffo biz in the Alle-Kiski Valley.
Good luck: Jim Kopelman. After 48 years as the city of New Kensington's solicitor, Mr. Kopelman has retired. In addition to his service to the city, Kopelman has been an outstanding civic figure and a community philanthropist.
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