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PASSHE board reviews public comments

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors has received more backlash of its plan to integrate six state-run universities, including Lock Haven. A recent public hearing saw the PASSHE administration gain more public comment on the proposal ...

Commissioners hear plan to market Centre Region

BELLEFONTE — As Centre County begins to re-open and bounce back as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, the commissioners heard a plan from Happy Valley Adventure Bureau CEO Fritz Smith at Tuesday’s meeting. The county is investing $250,000 in the plan, which is entitled “Summer Blitz ...

Bellefonte teen holds 4th of July parade

PHOTO PROVIDED Sadie Ripka, 14, of Bellefonte had a vision of a small neighborhood parade on the 4th of July five years ago. She invited neighbors to decorate their bikes, wagons, 4 wheelers, lawn mowers, and fancy cars to participate in the parade. Through flyers, word of mouth, and ...

Centre County Government opens its buildings to the public

BELLEFONTE — They’re back. On Tuesday at the Centre County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, chair Michael Pipe opened the meeting with a “welcome back” to 146 Willowbank Building. “It’s great to see everybody,” Pipe said. “Welcome back.” It was also announced ...

PA Turnpike approves all-electronic toll rates for 2022

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today approved a 5% toll increase for 2022 for both E-ZPass and TOLL BY PLATE customers. The increase is slated to start at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2022 and will be effective across the entire system except on the Southern Beltway (PA ...