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Quaker Valley parents urged to step up on cyber safety – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

With new forms of social media growing in popularity, Quaker Valley Middle School is educating students to handle them responsibly. Middle school counselor Danielle Schultz has taught students about cyber security through in-class lectures, and now is making a push……Continue reading »

State taxpayer dollars paying for Montour Trail extension – Washington Observer-Reporter

An additional $581,500 in state funds is headed toward Montour Trail development in South Park Township. South Park Township, in conjunction with the Montour Trail Council, was awarded $369,300 for construction of a 0.7-mile trail segment from Pleasant Street to……Continue reading »

Grant will allow purchase of land in Sewickley – Pittsburgh Business Times

A state grant of $250,000 will help buy about 30 acres of land for preservation in Sewickley Borough. The Allegheny Land Trust will use the Community Conservation Partnerships Program grant to buy the tract, which is located along Waterworks Road.……Continue reading »

Smith, Mustio, RMU Laud Funding for University Blvd. Traffic Improvement

MOON TWP., Oct. 27, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington), state Representative Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny), and Robert Morris University officials lauded today’s announcement of $242,500 toward intersection improvements to University Boulevard in Moon Township. The Transportation Infrastructure and……Continue reading »

Allegheny Land Trust gets state grant to help buy 30 acres in Sewickley – Sewickley Herald

Allegheny Land Trust leaders received a $250,000 state grant toward purchasing about 30 acres in Sewickley, state elected leaders announced Monday. “By protecting land along Waterworks Road, Allegheny Land Trust will be able to protect woodlands and assist with storm……Continue reading »

Smith, Mustio Announce Grant for State Preservation of Sewickley Open Space

MOON TWP., Oct. 27, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) and Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) announced approval of $250,000 in state investment for the Allegheny Land Trust. The Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grant will go toward the acquisition……Continue reading »

Smith Announces State Grants for Montour Trail Development in South Park

MT. LEBANON, Oct. 24, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today announced over $581,500 in state funds for Montour Trail development in South Park Township. “The public-private partnership between state and local government, the Montour Trail Council, area……Continue reading »

Law formalizes military enhancement commission – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

A group that lobbies to protect the areas impacted by the military presence in Pennsylvania now has the full support of state government. Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill Wednesday codifying the Pennsylvania Military Enhancement Commission. “The Pennsylvania Military Community……Continue reading »

Epi-pen bill heads to governor’s desk – The Almanac

Any school staff member trained to use epinephrine injectors will soon be able to administer the allergy medication even to students without prescriptions in the case of a severe reaction. Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) lauded the passage of House……Continue reading »

Bethel Park Cable TV hosting Zombie Walk fundraiser – The Almanac

Without volunteers, there would be no cable access programming in Bethel Park, a member of the municipal cable television board said. “We call them ‘the magic ghosts in the back,’” said Susan Roberti. “They are never seen, but we couldn’t……Continue reading »