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Wolfe: Verizon thought text messages were spam

February 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District’s use of the SchoolReach program hit a snag during a recent snow day, but should be on its way back to working properly.

During the school board’s voting meeting Monday, Super-intendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said because there were so many text messages being sent from School-Reach, the Verizon system blocked them as spam.

Sewage project on hold without right-of-way

February 15, 2011

Punxsutawney Borough Council is exploring options regarding a proposed west end storm sewer project near the Punxy Plaza, but Monday, borough engineer Brian Sekula of the EADS Group reported that the firm has hit a wall in obtaining the right-of-way for the storm sewer project.

Sekula said the firm has made numerous requests via phone and e-mail for a meeting with Punxy Plaza representatives on a draft right-of-way agreement. But he said reps for the plaza have not responded to the request.

Gallery 131 hosts exhibit Friday by artist Brandi Elkin

February 15, 2011

Gallery 131, Pleasant Avenue, in Punxsy, owned by Delbert Highlands, has the entire upstairs dedicated to works by local artists, and will be the site of an exhibit, “From a Crooked Barn,” at 7 p.m. Friday by Brandi Elkin, who describes herself as an abstract artist with a twist.

While Elkin enjoyed drawing and coloring as a child, she continued her passion by taking art classes in high school. She plans to continue art education, possibly attending college.

Putting the brakes on aggressive drivers

February 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Beginning Monday, PennDOT, Punxsutawney Borough Police and Pennsylvania State Police are targeting aggressive drivers in an effort that runs through March 27.

Shawn Houck, PennDOT District 10 safety officer, said Monday that PennDOT is supporting a statewide crackdown on aggressive driving as part of this year’s distribution of nearly $2.1 million in federal funds, which supports police efforts to reduce the number of aggressive-driving crashes.

Council takes no action on Weaver's proposal

February 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council took no action regarding a proposal former probational Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Sean Weaver made at the Jan. 10 council meeting.

According to the Jan. 10 minutes, Weaver said it was requested that he have his attorney, Jeffrey S. DuBois, draft an agreement to bring a fair, equitable and amicable end to the lawsuit that he filed against the borough relative to his release at the end of his probationary period.

Council OKs bids for new firetruck

February 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company is closer to purchasing a new fire engine after Punxsutawney Borough Council passed a motion to advertise for bids at Monday's meeting.

Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Paul Hense brought the final bid specs to council for its approval.

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