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The debate over how to proceed with Bellevue's business district streetscape project was triggered once again Tuesday evening when the director of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments told Bellevue Council members that decisions must be made in the very near future in order for the borough to complete the next phase on time and protect its eligibility for future funding.



The 2017 season came to a close for the Avonworth Antelopes football team when they faced the Riverside Panthers in a WPIAL quarterfinal game played at Seneca Valley last Friday. With 16 seniors in the starting line-up for the Panthers, their experience showed in every facet of the game as they overpowered the Antelopes 42-14.

'That's a good football team," said 'Lopes coach Duke Johncour.


Bellevue Police officers were dispatched to North Balph Avenue at Teece on Nov. 3 for a male breaking into a vehicle.

A West Riverview Avenue resident reported a motorcycle was stolen from in front of the residence on Nov. 6.

On Nov. 6, a Grant Avenue resident reported a delivered package had been stolen from the front porch.

On Nov. 6, a Teece Avenue resident report a theft from an apartment.

A South Fremont Avenue reported a vehicle stolen on Nov. 7.

A juvenile, later identified, committed a retail theft from a Lincoln Avenue business on Nov. 7.


Calling it the "largest budget in Ben Avon history," council member Richard J. White presented a proposed 2018 budget of $1,233,900 to council at Tuesday's meeting.

The budget lists total tax revenue of $963,200, the majority coming from $521,000 in current real estate tax collections, along with $380,200 in current earned income tax. The estimate for major sources of non-tax revenue is $270,700.



I don’t know how much national politics and issues have played a role in local politics, but you don’t have to dig too far beneath the surface of the North Boroughs to see at least some effect. Ballots on which offices were once filled by anyone who could get a few write-in votes are now being contested by an abundance of candidates. And some of the most troubling issues that confront us as a nation have stepped into the local spotlight as well.


Avonworth High School principal Keera Dwulit, in uniform at left, joins a group of seniors following the Veterans Day ceremony held last Friday.


Sat, 2017-12-02

The Avon Club is hosting the Ben Avon Holiday House Tour, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour and are available for purchase now at the Anchor and Anvil Coffee, Cafe Notte or by e-mailing

For information, go to

Sat, 2017-11-25

Trinity Lutheran Church of Avalon, 638 California Ave, next to the borough hall, is hosting its monthly “Family Night,” Saturday, Nov. 25, beginning with a free meal at 5 p.m. The event is open to all ages.

Following dinner, get into the Christmas spirit by participating in a variety of fun holiday activities including games, crafts and other projects.

For more information, call (412)761-1040 and leave a message or e-mail