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  • Bill targets abuse of closed meetings

    Elected officials often abuse closed-door meetings, according to a state legislator who wants all secret sessions to be recorded to make it easier to find the truth should questions arise later.

    March 17, 2014

  • City makes plans for rain barrel program

    The city of New Castle plans to begin an urban rain barrel program. City council adopted a resolution this week to enter into an agreement with the Lawrence County Conservation District, which is applying for a $10,000 grant to implement the program.

    March 17, 2014

  • Road.jpg Renovations planned for I-376 in county

    Work on a $16.9 million project to improve I-376 in Neshannock, Wilmington and Pulaski townships will begin Monday.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Council approves plan for recycling company

    New Castle City Council has approved a land development plan for a recycling facility.

    March 15, 2014

  • Corbett takes aim at waiting list for families of disabled children

    Families of people with mental disabilities know what it means to wait for the state. More than 13,000 families are in line for benefits to help care for someone with a intellectual disability, including 4,000 deemed to need immediate help.

    March 15, 2014

  • school.jpg Three elementary schools to close July 1

    Three city elementary schools will close this summer. The New Castle school board voted 7-0 Monday to close the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and West Side primary centers, effective July 1.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • District planning ‘farewell’ to school buildings

    Decades of early education in the city will be celebrated at the close of the school year. The New Castle school district will close three elementary buildings this summer. Anyone who has been associated with the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and/or West Side primary centers is invited to share photos and good memories of those buildings.

    March 14, 2014

  • gavel.jpg Council opposes law association proposal

    The majority of New Castle City Council opposes the leasing of city hall space to Neighborhood Legal Services. The association is offering to pay the city $750 a month to rent space formerly occupied by police department, but the consensus of council is that the amount is not enough.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • vote.jpg Republicans seeking Sainato seat

    Two candidates will seek the Republican nomination for the 9th District House seat held by state Rep. Chris Sainato. Filing nomination petitions were Gary J. Cangey of Union Township and Gregory E. Michalek of New Castle.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • brown.jpg Boy’s murder case goes to Pennsylvania high court

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court must decide if a Pennsylvania teen should get a new trial in the death of his father’s pregnant fiancée, who was fatally shot with a youth-model shotgun when he was 11.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

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