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Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

| Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Greensburg Road construction: If motorists who use Route 366 thought this might be the first summer since 2008 without orange cones, think again. This year's project will repave the seven-mile stretch from New Kensington to the Route 380 cloverleaf.

Most wanted?: The Westmoreland County “Most Wanted” fugitives list is pretty much a joke. Sheriff Jonathan Held's list contains no violent criminals, but does include a married senior citizen couple who failed to pay court fines and has lived in the same Arnold home for years. Wow, real desperadoes on the run there. This list is pretty much public relations masquerading as law enforcement efforts.

Welcome!: A young beaver has taken up residence in the pond at Harrison Hills Park. In the past, Allegheny County has trapped and released beavers from the pond, but this time the plan is to leave it alone and use this as an opportunity to educate the public. Folks should take advantage of it.

Changing times: A raise for Westmoreland County's 1,000-plus Election Day poll workers and possibly consolidating voting precincts might relieve some of the crunch in attracting enough workers. But the shortage may well be indicative of changing times, which include more family demands on retirees not to mention today's full-time workers. Whether a person is retired or not, “free time” for many folks these days is becoming an increasingly limited commodity.

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