Author: Sam Bojarski


Sewickley Valley municipalities share plans for community development projects
March 23, 2019
Sewickley Valley municipalities will use federal block grant money this year to enhance parks, pave sidewalks and improve access for those with disabilities.

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‘Free The Music’ public piano initiative gains momentum
March 23, 2019
Sewickley could have as many as three public pianos by summer.

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Leet, Bell Acres address oil and gas zoning
March 19, 2019
Leet Township commissioners voted three new ordinances into law March 11 that define oil and gas operations, according to Donna Adipietro, who sits on the township’s planning commission.

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Allegheny Land Trust leads effort to protect Montour Trail
March 16, 2019
Through its Montour Greenway Expansion project, Allegheny Land Trust is currently raising funds to purchase 38.5 acres of trailside green space in Moon Township. The organization has partnered with Hollow Oak Land Trust and Montour Trail Council for the acquisition effort.

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Sewickley council fills manager role with two hires
March 14, 2019
The search for a borough manager in Sewickley has ended, five months after the retirement of former manager Kevin Flannery, who served in the role for 25 years.

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Leet Township police chief to retire after decades of service
March 5, 2019
After nearly 40 years in uniform, including seven years in the Army prior to becoming a police officer, Leet Township police Chief William Wanto announced plans to retire in November. Wanto, who currently leads a department of five full-time and three part-time officers, said he has been saving up for retirement and feels like it is time to move on.

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Multiple events scheduled for Leet Township’s 150th anniversary
March 1, 2019
Multiple generations have called Leet Township home since its founding in 1869 by a group of residents from the former Sewickley Township.

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Photographer, expert discuss impact of plastic waste
February 26, 2019
Sewickley-based photographer Randy Olson has captured images in countries like India, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia, where armies of workers sort plastic, many for just $2 per day. Sorting facilities in these countries are massive, and some accept enough plastic waste at one time to fill multiple football fields.

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Sewickley council hears proposal for additional parking at former VFW site
February 21, 2019
Members of the Donald T. Campbell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5756 put their building up for sale last year. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s Sewickley real estate office, the property, located at 529 Beaver St., is currently under contract.

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Sewickley Military Banner program returns
February 19, 2019
Sewickley Councilman John Dunn has been in contact with about three dozen people interested in purchasing a military banner in honor of a loved one who served.

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Sewage plan still possible by year’s end between Sewickley and Leetsdale, officials say
October 25, 2018
Sewickley officials need more information, including a cost analysis from Leetsdale's engineer, before determining if a joint wastewater treatment plan is feasible. Financial data provided by Sewickley's engineering firm, Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, to Leetsdale Engineer Dan Slagle includes projections for the costs Sewickley would face even if officials decide

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House Tour to showcase 5 Sewickley Valley homes
May 3, 2018
Child Health Association of Sewickley has awarded more than $4 million in grants to organizations that offer support services for children. The nonprofit's bi-annual house

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Volunteers plant 1,000 trees at Bell Acres park
April 23, 2018
The Quaker Valley Recreation Association (QVRA) always has had big plans for Bouchard Family Park in Bell Acres. But when site development began in 2009,

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Leetsdale, Aleppo readying for cleanup events
April 6, 2018
Spring often is a time for homeowners to tidy up their homes and yards to prepare for the summer season. While people tend to their

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Leetsdale, other Allegheny County communities wait for word on community grant funds
March 22, 2018
Leetsdale leaders hope to receive word by July 1 if the borough will receive grant money for projects in the municipality. Leaders in the borough

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Project to make Washington Street ADA accessible begins
March 22, 2018
Work to make Washington Street in Leetsdale handicap accessible began recently. Saltria Construction mobilized to begin phase one of the borough's Washington Street ADA sidewalk

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Leetsdale Industrial Park leaders working to address fence issue
March 20, 2018
When Tony Rosenberger heard grumblings of dissatisfaction in Leetsdale, he asked borough leaders to hold a public meeting to address them. At issue: About a

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Leetsdale set to pave several roads this year
March 12, 2018
Leetsdale has selected a contractor for the 2018 phase of the borough's roadway repaving project. Council members voted unanimously March 8 to award the project

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Leetsdale seeks ‘Live Well’ status in Allegheny County
March 6, 2018
Leetsdale soon will join forces with the Allegheny County to help improve the health of its residents. Council passed a resolution this month indicating the

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