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As expected, the Northgate School Board voted Monday to approve a general fund budget for 2019-20 in the amount of $26,882,134, with a 3 percent property tax millage rate increase generating about $320,000 in additional revenue for the coming fiscal year.


Avalon’s 2019 street paving program should be underway soon, as the borough council voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday to award a contract to T.A. Robinson Asphalt Paving, Inc.


Northgate’s youngest students are responding well to a literacy program introduced in 2016, according to the principals of Avalon and Bellevue elementary schools.


The deadline for the 2018 Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2018 and meet all other eligibility criteria.



One of the most important questions asked during Bellevue Council’s discussion of the mayor’s pet WizardVue project came repeatedly from council member Glenn Pritchard and remains unanswered: “How do we stop this from happening again?

Council may have put procedures in place to prevent private organizations – not to mention individual elected officials – from taking over public property and doing it at taxpayer expense, but it has not solved the larger problem at the roots of WizardVue: arrogance, ignorance, entitlement and privilege.


Avalon Council’s newest member is Dennis Narcisi, pictured here with Mayor Tom Lloyd. He joins his brother, Patrick Narcisi, a longtime council member, and fills a vacancy
created earlier this year when J.P. McFeely moved from the borough.Although this is a municipal election year, the vacant seat was not due to be filled this year, and the vacancy was


Wed, 2019-06-12 - Wed, 2019-07-31

The 2019 Summer Concert series begins Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 p.m. at Bayne Park in Bellevue.

June 12: “Told Ya So” performing pop rock and reggae.

June 19: “Ridgemont High” performing 80s music.

June 26: Chris Denem playing the music of Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and others.

July 3: “Bandruptcy” performing classic rock.

July 10: “Uptown Rhythm & Brass” playing blues, funk, jazz and soul

July 17: “Ruby Claire’s Dead Flowers” playing classic rock and music from the Grateful Dead.

July 24: “The Wise Guys” performing 70s, 80s, and 90s classic rock.

Mon, 2019-06-10 - Sat, 2019-08-10

Summer lunch programs will begin Monday, June 10, in both Avalon and Bellevue, providing a free lunch each weekday to anyone age 18 and younger.

Both programs operate from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In Avalon, lunch will be served in the California Avenue park next to Avalon Elementary School.

In Bellevue, The Shepherd’s Door will offer lunches in Bayne Park along with programs for children. The charity also will offer food that can be taken home for weekend consumption.