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The internal problems plaguing the Bellevue Fire Department once again have reached a boiling point, leading to raised voices and an executive session following Bellevue’s pre-council meeting on Tuesday.

The issue has become a matter of concern for Bellevue Council because in addition to the volunteer fire company, which is a private entity, the borough employs three paid firefighters who answer only to Bellevue, and not to the volunteer fire chief or fire company officers.


The Northgate School Board will have several options to consider for replacement of the high school communications system, used for announcements, paging and class bells.

The current system was installed in 1975, according to facilities manager Scott Smith, and definitely needs to be replaced.


On March 5, Avalon Police officers were called to California Avenue for a hit and run accident to a vehicle.


Bellevue Council inched closer to allowing a new restaurant to obtain a liquor license Tuesday when officials agreed to stop intervening in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's application process if the business owners will sign one of two pending agreements.



Over the course of the last 40+ years I have been to a lot of bad Bellevue Council meetings. A LOT. The very first council meeting I attended, in 1979, lasted until 1 a.m. and involved a lot of yelling…mostly by the council president at other members of council.


Avonworth students celebrate a successful fund-raising campaign to help find a cure for a rare disease suffered by classmate Jay Foster, pictured here.

The week of Feb. 25-March 1 at Avonworth High School included all of the regularly scheduled classes and academic activities, but it was not exactly the typical school week.


Sun, 2019-04-07

The Shepherd’s Door is hosting a show, Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m., at the Center of Bellevue, 2 North Sprague Ave as a spring fund-raiser.

“Cotton Patch Gospel,” retells the life of Jesus as if in modern day rural Georgia.

The show stars Tim Hartman and Carnival of Souls.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased at The Shepherd’s Door, 563 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Seating is limited.

A snack stand will be open before the show and during the intermission.

All proceeds benefit the ministries of The Shepherd’s Door.

Mon, 2019-03-11 - Sat, 2019-03-16

Monday, March 11, 10:30 a.m., Pre-school Story Time,

Monday, March 11, 11:15 a.m., Community Book Group. Discussing “Home Front,” by Kristen Hannah.

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m., Family Story Time.

Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m., Babies and Books. Sing, dance, and enjoy some books! For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver.

Wednesday, March 13, 3:15 p.m., After School Book Club. Discussing “The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle,” by Leslie Connor.

Thursday, March 14, 2 p.m., Bingo. Free game of bingo with small, non-cash prizes.