TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

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

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

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, July 17, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
 

Lance: To the South Greensburg chain saw massacre. The borough's council walked into a buzz saw when it signed a contract to clear trees from a community park, much to the ire of residents. Council backed off after the state inquired about a requisite forestry plan for the project. Oops! There was none. This whole mess could have been avoided if residents were involved from the get-go — not after 70 trees were cut. Given the borough's abysmal due diligence, perhaps the council also reasoned that folks wouldn't notice all those felled trees.

Lance: To the Franklin Township Municipal Authority. For the past 30 to 35 years, it has allowed Manager Jim Brucker to take an authority vehicle on vacation — sometimes 500-plus miles away to North Carolina's Outer Banks. And that's raised the ire of a Murrysville councilman, who calls the practice “unacceptable.” But “outrageous” would be the better descriptive.

Laurel: To polishing Westmoreland County's “crown jewel.” With more than $753,000 in private donations, along with a state grant and county funding, Westmoreland officials are expanding facilities at Twin Lakes Park with an amphitheater and dek hockey rink. That's a good investment in an outstanding county resource.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. The DHS crackdown
  2. Thou shalt not parse the First: The Connellsville Ten Commandments decision
  3. Sunday pops
  4. Ford City facts: Blaming the messenger
  5. Tuesday takes
  6. Hogtying a terrorist: Heroes step up
  7. Greensburg Tuesday takes
  8. The Solyndra scandal: Government culpability