Archive - Apr 12, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Is Gov. Tom Corbettâs proposed 2011-12 budget a done deal?
House Speaker Sam Smith says no, and that the proposal Corbett made March 8 will not be the proposal placed on his desk as the final budget.
âDo I support the governorâs budget proposal? I support the overall spending plan because itâs all the money we have,â Smith said. âHow that money is distributed in that plan is something that the legislature will be changing.â
Smith said he is working to put a budget on Corbettâs desk that heâs comfortable with.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Some districts have been vocal about cuts they could be looking at in the face of Gov. Tom Corbettâs proposed 2011-12 budget, but the Punxsutawney Area School Board â and the public â will get its first full look at the districtâs preliminary budget during its committee meeting April 27.
Monday, Business Administrator Susan Robertson told board members that she had provided them with reports of where the districtâs budget progress stood as of that afternoon. She said she and Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe would continue to make changes and âcuts that we think we can.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Monday Punxsutawney Borough Council approved hiring attorney Jay Lundy as the boroughâs new solicitor to succeed Timothy Morris, who has resigned and is moving to California.
Council President Susan Glessner said Morris has served as the boroughâs solicitor since 1999 and has been very active in the community.
âNot only are we going to miss him at borough council, but the community will also miss him,â she said.
Morris said he believed there is no higher calling than that of a solicitor.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Two of the latest inductees into the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame are William Vassallo and George Work.
Vassallo played high school basketball at Cameron County High School and college basketball at Lock Haven University from 1973 to 1977, where he was a second team PSAC All-Star during his senior year.
During his career at PAHS, Vassallo was the JV basketball coach from 1977 to 1982 and was the head boysâ basketball coach from 1982 to 2006.
During his 24 seasons as head coach, he had 324 career wins.