Share This Page

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

| Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Horse sense: The Equine Angels group rescues what it says are neglected horses from farms in Butler County and state police file charges against the owners. But the owners say the horses are fine and the cops screwed up. Butler District Attorney Richard Goldinger sides with the owners and drops the charges. We're not sure what's going on here, but all of the parties need to sit down and hash things out. But the owners' lawsuit against Equine Angels may prevent that.

Traffic? What traffic: After PennDOT closed the Tarentum Bridge eastbound for paving the weekend of Aug. 10-11, we saw long lines of traffic. But last weekend, the westbound lanes were closed and traffic really wasn't a problem. We're not sure why, but who cares?

Kudos: New Kensington, Arnold and the Kinloch section of Lower Burrell are downtrodden communities, but they still have residents plugging along to make them better places to live. Two festivals on Saturday certainly demonstrated that — Rock the Block was a great New Ken-Arnold event and Kinloch Day celebrated the neighborhood's revitalized playground.

No more Heinz “Anticipation”: The ketchup giant has fired nearly one-third of its Pittsburgh headquarters staff mere months after going private. Job cuts were expected but, perhaps, the large number of cuts were not. The new bosses say they're committed to keeping Pittsburgh as their headquarters. Saying is one thing; doing it will be another.

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.