On the “Watch List”: Murray Avenue in Arnold. A car on Tuesday smashed through a home at the bottom of this very steep road. Residents have complained about the hill in the past and officials last year banned large trucks from it after more resident complaints. But what's the city to do? It can't “unsteepen” the hill. This may prove to be a tough nut to crack.
Laurel: To the Highlands School District. The much-anticipated tax delinquent list is set to come out in a week or so. Good. Every school district should be doing this. Before we hear any whining about “people just having a hard time,” remember: Those who got on a payment plan won't be on the list.
Lance: To the Allegheny Valley School Board. Instead of closing Colfax Elementary School, the board is considering spending $5.8 million over the next five years to fix it up. This is for a school that's seen an 11 percent drop in enrollment in just four years. Projections don't get any rosier in the future. Close the school. Spend the savings on reducing your already high debt or maybe even education.
Laurel: To seeing the light. After about three years, the Cheswick Council has finally figured out it makes more sense to buy water from its neighbors in Harmar than spending upward of $2 million to fix its failed water plant. Fixing the plant would've resulted in water rates for Cheswick's 800-plus customers to almost triple. This was such a no-brainer.
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.