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School board upping facility use fee on weekends, holidays

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area school board approved a motion to add language to the current facility use policy, covering the extra costs associated with use on weekends and holidays.

On weekends and holidays, Business Manager Susan Robertson said, the facility use fee did not cover the expenses of the staff.

Work progressing on borough sewer projects

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The fall construction season is winding down as Mealy Excavating & Construction has been performing restoration work on West Mahoning Street and Horatio Street, following the installation of new sewers.

The West Mahoning Street project is completely finished, and the Horatio Street project is coming together quickly, Brian Sekula, of the EADS Group Inc., Punxsutawney Borough engineers, said at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.

Sekula said the base course has been put down, and Mealy will put the wearing course on Horatio Street on Thursday.

AHH...FALL

October 9, 2012

With colors like this, who could resist snapping a photo?

While the majority of the fall foliage has yet to turn color in the Punxsutawney area, there are a few trees ahead of schedule, like this one pictured on Route 119 in Bell Township.

When those leaves hit the ground, Punxsutawney Borough will be ready.

The borough is scheduled to begin leaf pickup with the leaf machine on Monday, Oct. 22.

It’s decided: Halloween Parade set for Oct. 31

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a long discussion at Monday’s meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council voted 5-2 to allow the Punxsutawney Fire Department to hold Halloween from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo, council member, said there will still be a separate Halloween celebration that will take place in the East End of Punxsutawney from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 27, with her traditional haunted house and treat bags being given out.

All area children are invited to attend that event as well.

PAHS principal speaks about pros, cons of seven- vs. eight-period school days

October 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In light of recent discussions regarding changes to school scheduling, High School Principal David London spoke to the school board at its meeting Monday about some of the advantages and disadvantages of the seven-period school day versus the eight-period school day.

The original discussions came about as the board was mulling the possibility of a school closure, involving moving seventh grade to the high school and third grade to the middle school.

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