Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Laurel: To developer Steve Kubrick and New Kensington officials for their efforts to bring the former Alcoa Research Labs back to life. The property should be the city's historic centerpiece, not the eyesore and a target for crime it's been for decades. We hope Kubrick is able to reach his goal of turning the white elephant into a productive hub for jobs, training and development.
Lance: To not helping your community. The Apollo Hose Co. No. 3 didn't do its annual fundraising campaign last year. According to the company president, that's because of insufficient contributions from the citizenry. While we question whether the firefighters should give up the fund drive, it's appalling people can't donate some money to keeping their town safe.
On the “Watch List”:
• We hope Arnold officials are able to find a way to either bring back the annual police vs. Steelers game — which has been discontinued for a variety of reasons — or find some other way to honor the late Officer Tom Cimino for his dedication to the community. Since the DARE program, which proceeds from the game benefited, is defunct, perhaps organizers can fund a scholarship or develop another worthy program.
• The Pittsburgh Pirates open the 2013 season at home on Monday against the Chicago Cubs. The Bucs are hoping lightning strikes this year in pursuit of their first winning season in two decades. So break out all the cliches you can muster and hope for the best. But history offers a sobering lesson and Pirates fans should prepare to be disappointed for the 21st-consecutive year.
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