Share This Page

Greensburg Tuesday takes

| Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Another study?: Why do Jeannette's leaders need another city-staffing study — $26,000 and funded through a state grant — when the city council paid no heed to recommendations of the last study of city services just two years ago? Ad infinitum, Jeannette's leaders have been told that the cash-strapped city cannot sustain its business-as-usual disregard. Conducting another study that says the same thing only furthers the argument for the state's Act 47 takeover of Jeannette.

300,000 & counting: It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, the loneliest place in Westmoreland County was the terminal at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Now the terminal has surpassed 300,000 passengers and Spirit Airlines has begun flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Here's hoping that besides talk about a new terminal, the airport's short-term future will include more metropolitan destinations and, most importantly, a second commercial carrier.

Bear in the headlights: Never mind deer. Two recent Westmoreland County traffic accidents involving young black bears (in East Huntingdon and Mt. Pleasant Township) are a reminder to all that bears are on the move for the next two months during mating season. Beyond extra attention on roads, residents should exercise caution wherever bears venture, including local neighborhoods. And young children should know to stay away from them.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.