Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Monday, May 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Win-win: New Kensington is getting the bandshell at Memorial Park renovated for free with $3,000 in funding from the “Social in the Park” committee and free labor from the students at Northern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center. The city doesn't have to spend tax dollars and the kids get some real practical experience. Kudos to all!
May Day lives on: Lots of folks talk about celebrating the arrival of spring but few actually do. Not so in Springdale, where Allegheny Valley School District held what was at least its 80th consecutive May Day celebration. This is an elaborate program, including students from elementary classes through high school. Generations of local families have taken part. That's how you keep a tradition alive.
Get real: It's stunning to think that PennDOT might formally waive a law — already ignored by mass-transit agencies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — that limits drivers' behind-the-wheel time to 10 hours daily. Some drivers work up to 18-hour shifts. The Port Authority of Allegheny County and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority complain that adhering to the law would cost too much money. The unions say the law would infringe on their contract right to overtime. Riders should not be amused.
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