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With the May primary election less than a month away, the League of Women Voters hosted and moderated a forum Wednesday for candidates who will appear on the ballot for offices in Avalon, Bellevue and for the Northgate School Board.

A lack of primary contests in Avalon resulted in no candidates for office in that borough attending the forum.


With the recent personnel changes in both elected and appointed officials in Avalon, the borough council took the first steps to fill in the vacancies at Tuesday’s regular council meeting.

Dave Haslett resigned as the borough’s mayor last month in order to accept a position as the head of the borough’s public works department. He was honored Tuesday with a resolution recognizing his 17 years as an elected official in Avalon, both as mayor and a member of council.


Avonworth high school has a new club. The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club was unanimously approved by the school board at the April 18 meeting.

At the April 3 workshop session, numerous visitors’ comments – both for and against the proposed club – lasted nearly two hours. This week, similar comments, but overwhelmingly “for,” were voiced for an hour.


Because the Ben Avon Council meeting originally scheduled for May 16 would have coincided with the primary elections, the borough council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to change the date of its next meeting to Tuesday, May 9. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the borough building.

Faced with the same predicament, Avalon Council voted to change its next meeting to Tuesday, May 23.



I have to admit that my jaw hit the ground when I read some of the comments made during the Avonworth School Board meeting concerning the Gender Sexuality Alliance that has been proposed as a club by students to support their LGBTQ classmates.


Both the boys’ and the girls’ Avonworth-Northgate track teams had sort of a “toss-up” meet this past Tuesday, both beating Rochester, but both losing to Southside Beaver, making the teams section runners-up. Pictured from left are Dan Brown, Ray Mangone, Alex Goeden and Kyros Thorpe, following their first-place finish with a 46.3 time in the 4 x 1. In other events, Thorpe took first place in the 100 with an 11.3 time and first in the 200 with 23.2 time. Also, Brown ran 11.9 in the 100 and 17.9 in the 110 high hurdles, both personal records for him..


Wed, 2017-05-03

The Northgate Middle/High School will host the show “Live on Stage, The Rain Forest.” Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Attendees will be presented with the sights and sounds of the Amazon region’s tropical rain forest, including exotic birds, kinkajous, monkeys and snakes.

Presented by the non-profit organization Understanding Wildlife, Inc., the goal of the presentation is to educate and inspire people to get involved to make the world a better place for everyone, including animals.

Sat, 2017-04-29

The North Boros / Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels will hold a fund-raising lasagna dinner, Saturday, April 29, 4-6:30 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church fellowship hall located on 28 Pittsburgh St. in Emsworth.

Dinner includes lasagna, salad, dinner rolls, homemade dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 or $6 for smaller portions.