Archive - Mar 22, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While saying that changes in policy are needed in some state government departments, State Sen. Joe Scarnati said Tuesday that the amount of money in this yearâ€™s proposed budget simply will not increase.
The state senate has held the line on taxes the last four years, and Scarnati said taxes will not be increased this year.
â€śItâ€™s clear that taxpayers donâ€™t have any more to give,â€ť he said.
Therefore, he said the state has to find a way to fund necessary and desirable programs with the money available.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Out with the old and in with the new, as the Lindsey Fire Company received its new tanker Monday.
Lynn Kolaja, of Kolaja Fire Equipment Sales in Union City, said he drove the truck from Delavan, Wis., where it was built by U.S. Tanker.
Kolaja said the new tanker was constructed on a Freightliner commercial chassis; has a 3,000-gallon tank; a 3,000 gallon port-a-tank; and a 500-gallon-per- minute pump, which will allow firefighters to attach hose, if need be.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The honor was given last year, but Tuesday, state Sen. Joe Scarnati saluted CRW Home Center and its owners, Tim and Cindy Chambers, as the 2010 Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
The award is given annually to a business that exemplifies the values and principals of a community-oriented small business.
â€śThese businesses are the foundation of our communities throughout the Commonwealth,â€ť Scarnati said. â€śFor that reason, it gives me great pleasure to be here today and to recognize CRW Home Center.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For the first time in more than a half-decade, two Punxsy underclassmen were named to the District IX Boys' Basketball League All-Star team.
Junior guards Logan Weaver and Daniel Triponey received the honor Monday, becoming the first non-senior tandem at PAHS to accomplish the feat since the 2004-2005 season. Along with senior Adam Vassallo, junior Dennis Manges and sophomore Devin Mesoraco were recognized as All-Stars six years ago.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A week after being selected to play in the 12th-annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District IX Basketball All-Star games, seniors Shawnna Crago and Jenna Reitz were added to another All-Star list Monday night.
For the second-straight year, both Crago and Reitz were listed on the District IX Girls' Basketball League All-Star team.
Crago is one of the 10 girls' All-Stars, while Reitz was recognized as the girls' lone honorable mention.