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Presenting the 2024 PUP baseball awards

The sun has set on another high school baseball season, one that concluded Friday following a rainy afternoon at the PIAA championships. This season had many highlights. Mt. Lebanon left-hander David Shields drew loads of MLB scouts every time he took the mound. Some were on hand to watch him throw in the WPIAL Class…

Presenting the 2024 PUP softball awards

With a pair of local teams returning home from the PIAA championships at Penn State with state titles in tow and memories to last a lifetime, the 2024 season has officially come to an end. But before we say goodbye and close the book on another unforgettable season, it’s time to hand out some hardware.…

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Innamorato revamps Pittsburgh Regional Transit board with four appointees

Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato seems ready to put her stamp on public transit with four appointments to the Pittsburgh Regional Transit board to replace four members with expired terms. Innamorato, who took office in January, on Friday morning announced the appointments, which include replacing Chairman Jeffrey Letwin, who has served on the board for…

Green Building Alliance project lauds Forest Hills for its progress in reducing carbon emissions and saving energy

Forest Hills has been singled out as a “sustainability maverick” by the Pittsburgh 2030 District, a project of the Green Building Alliance, in its 2023 Progress Report. The distinction extols the borough’s progress toward making all its buildings as energy efficient as possible. When officials decided to construct a new borough building, completed in 2018, they…

No more toll booths: Turnpike to begin installing overhead toll gantries in Western Pennsylvania in January

Free-flowing traffic with no reason to slow down at toll plazas should be available to Pennsylvania Turnpike drivers in Western Pennsylvania by 2027. The turnpike commission approved two contracts last week worth $50 million for Allison Park Contractors Inc. to build 11 overhead gantries between the Ohio border and the Fort Littleton interchange in Fulton…

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