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Bellevue Police officers will get the chance to weigh in on a department restructuring plan that, for the first time, would add part-time officers to the force.

The plan is being proposed by Chief Matt Sentner and Mayor Paul Cusick as a way to decrease operating costs, specifically those related to overtime pay. Additionally, the plan proposes creating two detective positions, with the officers selected to fill the positions available to fill in as patrol officers as needed.


At Monday night’s meeting of the Avonworth School Board, a number personnel motions were unanimously approved.

The district secretary was re-elected, resignations were accepted; new staff members were hired; summer tutors were named; student summer workers were hired; assignment changes were granted; summer ESY staff was authorized and motions granting permission for summer work were passed.

Cindy Donovan will continue serving as secretary for the Avonworth School Board. She was re-elected to a four-year term commencing July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.


The Northgate School Board voted Monday to approve a new five-year contract with the Northgate Education Support Professionals Association, which represents the district’s paraprofessionals such as teacher aides.

Superintendent Caroline Johns said that there were no major changes in the terms of employment, and that the workers will receive a salary increase of 3.26 percent over the five-year term of the agreement.


After many months without a supervisor, Bellevue’s public works department should have a new person in charge by the end of the month.

Todd Giammatteo was hired by Bellevue Council at its pre-council meeting on Tuesday.

Giammatteo, of Gibsonia, is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Richland Township, and since 1992 has worked for Allegheny Installations, Cement Masons Local 526, as a foreman.



A few weeks ago, I got what was probably my last look at the house where I grew up. For those of us who grew up in the same house, in the same town, for all or most of our youth, “home” is a powerful concept. It carries with it not just the bricks and wood of a particular structure, but embodies the essence of a powerful period of time in our lives. It represents our roots in a time and place that, hopefully, is still cherished by most of us.


Four days of celebration marked the 150th anniversary of the decision by Bellevue’s founding fathers to apply for incorporation of the new borough in 1867. The application came just after the soon-to-be town gained the necessary number of citizens -- 300 -- achieved by the birth of a baby.


Sat, 2017-07-29

A reunion picnic for Bellevue High School alumni will take place Saturday, July 29, 1-10 p.m. at the Rose Barn in North Park (across from the Boat House.

Admission is free. Water, desserts and music by DJ Phil Lenz will be provided. A 50/50 raffle and Bulldog apparel sale will be held. Attendees are asked to bring a canopy, food and memories.

For more information, go to

Sat, 2017-07-01 - Sat, 2017-07-08

A new group, “Live.Learn.Grow” is providing opportunities in and around Bellevue for individuals to meet new people and expand their “vue.”

Individuals may now register for the following classes:

“Photography for Pre-Teens,” Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.

“Photography for Teens,” Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.

For more information or to register for the classes, go to the website