Archive - Oct 5, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Prior to Tuesdayâ€™s Public Safety Committee meeting, members of Punxsutawney Borough Council were given a tour of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Companyâ€™s new fire engine that was delivered last week.
The bright yellow and white engine was delivered last Thursday from the Ferrara Fire Apparatus Company in Louisiana, and has already been tested.
Firefighters have also received training sessions on the new apparatus.
BROOKVILLE â€” If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election, but youâ€™re not currently registered, you have only until Tuesday to do so.
In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If youâ€™re not, you need to register by Tuesday, according to Karen Lupone, chief clerk for Jefferson County.
How do you know if you need to register?
Lupone said if you are a first-time voter, have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register â€” or re-register â€” to vote.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee received requests for two separate nights of trick-or-treating, one from East End residents and another from the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Jaime Sherry, of Highland Avenue, requested council approve a request from East End residents to hold its own separate trick-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Sherry said people in that area of town do a lot of extra things that make the event better on Saturday than during the week.
WALSTON â€” At last, the recycling bins formerly located at Walston Community Park have moved to the Young Township Municipal building, Walston Road.
Township Supervisor Andrew Meterko said the main reason the recycling bins were moved was due to the lack of security at the playground location.
â€śWe wonâ€™t have to go up and gather all the garbage that people brought to the old recycling location at the park,â€ť he said. Township workers regularly picked up a variety of items from the former site, including televisions, mattresses and garbage.