When: Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting, March 4, with some council members in chambers and some joining remotely. What happened: Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic disruption it caused, Elizabethtown “weathered it well,” said Trout CPA auditor Sean Post, who presented council with the 2020 audit report. […]

When: Marietta Borough Council meeting, Dec. 8. What happened: Marietta Borough Council approved a comprehensive master plan for three parks. Penncast Tot Lot, Front Street Park and Chestnut Street Park will be improved and expanded upon in the coming year. The president of YSM Landscape Architects, Ann Yost, is the […]

Parkesburg Borough Council is exploring an idea from the Chester County Department of Community Development to turn the historic Parkesburg Arms Hotel at 415 W. First Ave. into a short-term rehabilitation shelter to assist up to 40 homeless county citizens. Council President Sharon Wolf and Borough Manager Joe Reali said […]

When: Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting, Dec. 3. What happened: Council unanimously approved the borough’s 2021 budget. Also passed unanimously was a resolution to keep property taxes at the same rate as 2020 at 4.6 mills, or $460 for a property assessed at $100,000. Budget: General fund expenditures are predicted to […]

If high schools in Eastern Oregon resume competitive events in 2021, the teams might seek to limit their opponents to relatively nearby schools to reduce travel and make it easier to comply with COVID-19 precautions. This regional approach would prioritize distance between schools rather than whether they’re in the same […]

By Leika Kihara and Takahiko Wada KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – It’s peak summer holiday time in the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, when throngs of international tourists would usually be flocking to its famous temples and spending up large in the city’s hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Instead, streets are […]