Citing the guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued on March 15 that people should not gather in groups larger than 50 for the next eight weeks, Pine-Richland School District announced following a special meeting of the school board on Friday that all schools will remain closed through at least May 1.
Although no decision has been made yet, the Pine Township parks and recreation committee recommended to the board of supervisors on Monday that they charge a $3 flat fee for use of the new splash pad currently under construction in Pine Community Park during the first year of operation.
Saying this is the time to lead and not the time to wait for a magic wand, Pine-Richland superintendent Brian Miller lauded the district’s efforts in transitioning students out of school buildings and into home learning this week.
Plans to turn the former Trees Manor into a recreational facility for St. Barnabas Health System patients and their families continue to progress, with the Pine Board of Supervisors approving the second phase of development at its March 2 meeting.
Mention the Addams Family, and so many things will pop into people’s minds, from the opening four notes and two snaps to the wacky cast of characters that surround the macabre but endearing family of Gomez and Morticia and children Wednesday and Pugsley.
A $250,000 state grant will help Pine-Richland School District to replace a grass field at the high school with synthetic turf, allowing athletic teams a greater amount of access to practice and play space.
The Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh will welcome its neighbors to an open house and offer an opportunity to anyone who has ever had questions about Islam or what it means to be Muslim to get answers.
Some of the community’s youngest musical theater aficionados traveled recently to the annual Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., where they performed in front of judges and met fellow Broadway stars-in-the-making from all over the world.
Members of the Pine Community Center may see some changes in the coming months, as township manager Scott Anderson and director of parks and recreation Joni Patsko have started looking into repurposing certain areas in order to better utilize the space.
Pine Township resident Evan Gerson again appeared before the board of supervisors asking them to remedy what he says is damage caused to his property by a contractor hired to remediate a retention pond that the township is responsible for maintaining.
Richland Township supervisors approved the expansion of a FedEx Freight facility while promising surrounding neighbors to hold the operators accountable for nighttime noise pollution at the Jan. 15 meeting.
Folks looking to take their game room or man cave to envy-of-the-neighborhood status won’t want to miss the public auction happening at the recently shuttered Wildwood Highlands entertainment center in Hampton on Jan. 18.
Longtime Northern Regional Police Department chief Bob Amann retired at the end of November, but the honors continue for the man who dedicated 44 years of his life to serving the communities of the North Hills.
The Ninth Annual “Fill That Truck” toy drive is almost over, but organizers are still accepting donations through 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when they start loading up the truck at the Walnut Grill location in Wexford.
More than a half-dozen neighbors from Limerick and Killarney roads, MacBeth Place and Bonnie View Drive in Pine appeared before the board of supervisors at the most recent meeting to express their concerns over through traffic in the area.
The DeVito family of Richland Township was spared from tragedy recently, and now they’re using their experience to spread awareness and help others stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Richland Township manager Dean Bastianini told the board of supervisors during the 2020 budget workshop Nov. 18 that the township is doing well financially, but that stagnant revenues could pose a challenge in the future.
Dale Riley is tired of living next to a vacant property he said is in “deplorable” condition and presented a petition signed by neighbors of the property at 5028 Bakerstown Road in Pine Township requesting that officials take action.
Dr. Allan Klapper, president of the new Allegheny Health Network facility under construction in Pine Township, said it was a “pretty euphoric” moment when officials signed and raised the final steel beam in the architecture of the Wexford Hospital.
A contingent from Eden Hall Upper Elementary School traveled to Washington, D.C., at the end of September to accept an award as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, but the work isn’t over.
Richland Township received a $187,000 grant through the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program that will allow it to make needed stream bank improvements without passing the costs on to taxpayers, township manager Dean Bastianini said.
For 20 years, Brian Lockman has hosted a Pennsylvania Cable Network show interviewing authors of books written about the state’s history, people and culture and on Oct. 21 he’ll talk about some of his favorites at Northern Tier Regional Library.
The Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund awards district students with scholarships and teachers with grants to fund innovative classroom projects, and community members will have a chance to help contribute to their mission at the annual fundraiser.
Edd Hale was a longtime U.S. history teacher whose courses covered the time period around the War of 1812, but he’s learned more about that era during his retirement as a volunteer crew member of the U.S. Brig Niagara than he thought possible.
When chef Carol Nardello was living and working in Hawaii as an instructor at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, her multicourse menu using chocolate as the star ingredient was featured on a television show about entertaining in paradise.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law earlier this summer that will allow Pennsylvania school districts to have students learn from home versus canceling school completely for snow days or other reasons, but Pine-Richland won’t be jumping on board just yet.
Individuals with autism may not always react to stressful or dangerous situations the way others might, may be unable to answer questions or respond to their names being called and could be triggered by stimuli such as sirens and flashing lights.
It’s almost back-to-school time for Pine-Richland students, and district officials have launched a digital tool kit to help families gather the information they need for the first day of school on Aug. 22 and beyond.
Summer projects are moving forward throughout the Pine-Richland School District buildings and grounds, including the replacement of windows on the front side of the building, toilet room renovation and exterior facade improvements at Richland Elementary.
Longtime Pine resident Lori McMaster takes seriously the mission statement of the Allegheny County Bar Association — to empower their members, promote a just, accessible and inclusive judicial system and serve the community at large — and as the new president of the ACBA it’s a mission she’s looking forward to promoting.
Summer camps for kids span a wide spectrum of interests and likes, and a new camp being offered at the Pine-Richland Youth Center definitely falls into the category of camps that didn’t exist when today’s parents were kids — a drone camp.
Sunny, warm days have been few and far between the past few weeks in Pittsburgh, but on Wednesday, June 19 the weather cleared just long enough for Richland Township administrators to officially open the new splash pad at the community park.
Followers of the North Park bald eagles didn’t get the opportunity to watch the nesting pair raise eaglets this year, but there’s still an opportunity to learn more about the park’s newest avian residents.
Pine-Richland School District recognized six staff members who are retiring at the end of the year, and the honorees were also treated to a menu item prepared by one of Eden Hall Upper Elementary’s top young chefs.
A developer’s plans to build an 8,400-square-foot warehouse at the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Old State Road are on hold after the opening of the public hearing period at the Pine Township Board of Supervisors’ May meeting.
Pine-Richland School District officials are exploring the idea of offering a rain date for high school graduation, although it isn’t something that would go into effect this year if they do decide to move forward with the plan.
Shortly after Doris Dumrauf and her husband bought their house in Robinson Township they hung a bird feeder and were thrilled by the different types of birds that started showing up, so they hung another.
Point Park University professor Matthew Opdyke launched Project Bee Watch last summer, and now the citizen science project aimed at determining the health of pollinators in Western Pennsylvania is coming to North Park.