TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
 

On the “Watch List”:

• The Highlands School Board. The board's wise decision to publish its list of delinquent taxpayers is paying dividends. The district expects to collect more than $1 million — that's more than 1 mill of property tax generates. So will the board cut taxes and return some money to the people who have been propping up the district for those who didn't pay?

• The Springdale Council. It appears council is looking to play nice with the new police chief, the mayor and each other. We hope so. Perhaps the members have figured out how petty and foolish they've looked in recent months. The chief was brought in to clean up your cesspool of a police department; give him a chance to do it.

• Prospect Cemetery. The future of the historic cemetery in Brackenridge will likely be up to an Allegheny County judge, but the biblical Solomon probably couldn't come up with a solution here. Putting the cemetery's maintenance on the borough might be a good idea, except the 1923 state law governing this limits municipal spending to $30 per year per cemetery. That's only about $16,000 less than needed.

• Pennsylvania Municipal Services. On the same day landlords in New Kensington sued the city Sanitary Authority over PAMS' heavy-handed — and allegedly illegal — collection methods, the Arnold Council heard the same complaints from its residents.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. Saturday essay: Garage bees
  2. Connellsville’s cleanup: Shine up your city pride
  3. Another Iran warning: Listen to Abdullah
  4. Wolf attack: Reckless words against UPMC
  5. Sunday pops
  6. Peer review: Unsettling ‘science’
  7. U.N. Watch: No immunity
  8. Mon-Yough Laurels & Lances
  9. Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
  10. Pulling in illegals: The surge continues