Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Several familiar names, as well as several newcomers, will appear on the primary election ballot for Keystone Oaks School Board. With the exception of incumbent Lisa Cancelliere, who filed as a Democrat, all candidates cross-filed. So, who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: School director: Region 1 (Castle Shannon Borough, except part of 6D): Four-year term, two seats School director: Region 2 (Dormont Borough): Four-year term, one seat School director: Region 3 (Green Tree Borough): Four-year term, one seat Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens.
While driving in the region, have you noticed the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's community gardens? These gardens, which are planted by volunteers each spring, including the ones in the Dormont-Brookline area, have helped to beautify the region. According to the conservancy's website, corporate and organizational sponsorships and the work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and other organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with this spring's community flower garden planting. Groups, families and individuals interested in helping to plant neighborhood gardens should contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or at lolzak@…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Dormont Borough and Brookline to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, West Mifflin Borough Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils PetroMax, Collier Township Batteries Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Borough Pennsylvania Resources Council, South Side Batteries, Automobile Batteries Plus, …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon joined Mt. Lebanon firefighters in battling the blaze.
TRAFFIC UPDATE (3:39 p.m.): All of McNeilly Road has been reopened. A Thursday morning fire at a McNeilly Road home in Mt. Lebanon killed two people. The Post-Gazette is reporting that crews were dispatched to 916 McNeilly Rd. about 7:20 a.m. Mt. Lebanon police Deputy Chief Mike Gallagher said the house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. In addition to Mt. Lebanon firefighters, fire companies from Dormont and Castle Shannon boroughs also responded. The Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, but the blaze is not suspicious, according to the Post-Gazette. Also according to the P-G, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the couple as Dennis Miller, 61, …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
PennDOT work is scheduled for a 1.21-mile stretch.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Connor Road from Mondays to Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, due to pothole patching. (UPDATE: This project has been extended for Nov. 13 to Nov. 16.) The work will occur in various locations across all of Connor—specifically, from its Route 88 intersection in Castle Shannon Borough to its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Motorists should expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard from Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 13-16, due to crack sealing. The work will occur in various locations across all of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard—specifically, from its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon to its Castle Shannon Boulevard intersection on the Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Borough border. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The award presentation will be shown on KDKA today, Thursday.
The award presentation honoring the fourth Keystone Oaks student to win a KDKA extra effort award will air on KDKA today, Thursday, during the 6 p.m. sports segment. Makenzie Kunig, a senior volleyball player, received the Allegheny Sports Medicine KDKA Extra Effort Award at the end of September. Kunig is ranked No. 1 in her class, and has a 4.3 grade point average. She also is a Junior Council Member for Castle Shannon Borough. Previous winners from Keystone Oaks are Arun Muthiah (2009), Michelle Yanda (2009), and Ray Fittipaldo (1991). Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Traffic delays will take place in Castle Shannon the week of May 14.
Monday, May 14, 2012
There may be delays on Route 88 in Castle Shannon between Sixth Street and Connor Road the week of May 14, 2012. Castle Shannon Borough will be hanging Military Banners, to pay tribute to those that are and have served in the Military. A description of the Shannon’s Soldiers/Hometown Heroes program, sponsored by the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation, can be found at the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation website. This extension of the program expands the banner postings to Route 88 from the north to the south borders of the borough. A formal dedication of this leg of the banner program will take place at 10 a.m. on May 26th at the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department parking lot at 3600 Library Road (Route 88). The …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Also, Wagner is leaving the House to become Allegheny County's controller.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When Democrat Chelsa Wagner leaves the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in January, voters in Pittsburgh's South Hills area will not have a chance to elect the successor to her seat. Instead, that job will belong to voters on the other half of the state. Although newly reapportioned House district maps have not yet been made official, Wagner's 22nd District, which includes Baldwin Township, Castle Shannon Borough and parts of Whitehall Borough and the City of Pittsburgh, is moving to the Allentown area—approximately 300 miles east. Wagner, meanwhile, is set to become the new Allegheny County controller, having won election to that position in November. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains in a Dec. 4 article, "When Ms. Wagner takes…