Where is Connellsville headed? We think in the right direction.
This week, the Daily Courier's special series “The Way We Were ... Where We're Headed” concluded. The series contained stories from people who grew up in Connellsville, beginning in the 1930s. These residents shared their memories of their hometown of which they are proud. They remembered the days when stores lined the streets and shoppers crowded the downtown area.
They also recalled some bleak times in the city's history. But those times are learning experiences — ones from which Connellsville can grow.
We talked to residents who moved away from our city, only to return. And while the city may not be the same as when they left, they all believe in what Connellsville can be.
And they all believe change is on the horizon.
We hope so. We believe so. We've already seen some glimpses.
The Allegheny Passage is bringing more people into Connellsville. A hotel is being planned in the city. Citizens are volunteering, working together and cleaning up Connellsville.
There is new hope in the new generation of Connellsville.
Let's keep this hope strong. Let's keep working together. Let's make Connellsville a place to be proud of.
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.