Category Archives: Government

Summer Digest – Litigation, Preservation, Rehabilitation, Reflection, Intrusion

UPDATED Sept. 6, 2017 to clarify comments made by Anne Clarke Ronce.  The past several weeks have included some out-of-the-ordinary activities, including some time off from work along with some medical tests and procedures. To say that me and mine … Continue reading

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Post-Election Digest – Old, New, Absent, Through

In the six weeks or so since last month’s primary election, what sticks with me as the most distressing result was how many citizens didn’t think it worth their time to participate. According to Allegheny County, only 17.3 % of … Continue reading

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Change in Sewickley, Part 2 – Picture Shows, Parking, Phones, and Left Turns

  At the end of March, I posted the first in a short series about changes both in progress and on the horizon in Sewickley Borough’s business district. Below are some additional things that I’ve noticed. First, an update about … Continue reading

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Change in Sewickley: Character Matters, But to Whom?

My wife and I were both born in Sewickley Valley Hospital during the month of March. While we have both also lived in other regions of the country for extended periods of time, the bulk of our formative years were … Continue reading

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February Digest: Fickleness, Fate, Folly, and the Future

The first months of the new year have brought with them new resolve around our house – a need to renew old efforts, blaze new trails, reset and try to re-energize relationships and living arrangements that too often can grow … Continue reading

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Quotations, Tribulations, and the Carol of the Bells

  I hope that your holiday season was joyous and uneventful. It’s been quite a while since I last posted here, and by many accounts since then our world has changed dramatically with the results of November’s election. I was … Continue reading

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Summer / Autumn Decennial Digest

The days are moderating into the familiar, blessed coolness that brings with it the anticipation of harvest festivals, apple cider, and pumpkin spice everything. I’ve been collecting things to summarize – things that I’ve touched upon before, things that are … Continue reading

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Camp Horne Closure Highlights Commuter Crunch, Other Issues

Construction season is one of the more vexatious components of any summer in Pennsylvania. The above-average temperatures of recent weeks have made the daily commute into town just that much more of a chore than it already is. Since around Memorial … Continue reading

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Development Update – Billionaire Farmer, Treehouse Karma

It’s time to re-visit some of the topics I’ve written about concerning recent development and land use efforts in our local area. Some are still newsworthy, and are starting to generate more activity on the local government front. Others are … Continue reading

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Quaker Valley: A Great Year Ends with Crash, Thuds

  Quaker Valley High School held their commencement a week ago this past Monday. The district’s got a lot to celebrate, and a lot to be proud of. I could spend a lot of words highlighting many of the student and … Continue reading

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