Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
On the “Watch List”:
• Cheswick council. The council is looking at three options regarding water supply for the borough and the first two — spending $1.25 million to refurbish the broken water plant or selling it to some unknown buyer — don't count. Both of those options are idiotic and will result only in water rates skyrocketing. The third option — buy water from Harmar, Oakmont, whomever — is the only one that makes any sense.
• The New Kensington urgent care center. Allegheny Valley Hospital, which runs the center, has eliminated weekend and holiday hours at the center and cut back daily hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AVH says the center isn't busy enough to justify the current schedule. Let's hope that's the case and this simply isn't part of the ongoing retrenchment in the Southwestern Pennsylvania health care war.
Laurel: To New Kensington-Arnold administrators. Superintendent John Pallone, Assistant Business Manager Rick Nealer and assistant high school principal Jeff Thimons were all involved in an effort to obtain low- or no-cost school supplies through foundations. Included in this was $150,000 in goods for $6,000. And Nealer and Thimons even drove to Illinois to pick up the supplies rather than have the district pay shipping. Now that's above and beyond.
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