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