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School District Will Offer Tax Rebates to Elderly, Disabled Residents

School District Will Offer Tax Rebates to Elderly, Disabled Residents

- Michael Martin Garrett

“I’m troubled by the age requirement, though I do understand the reasoning,” said Laurel Zydney. “But at the same time, this puts in the position of dividing the populace by age when the whole idea is to give relief to those for whom the school taxes are an inordinate burden.”


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Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Hazardous Waste Collection Nets Tons of Unwanted Chemicals Hazardous Waste Collection Nets Tons of Unwanted Chemicals
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Residents from nearly all of Centre County's 35 municipalities dropped off unwanted chemicals, including pesticides, weed killer, oil-based paint, solvents and more. The CCRRA says more than one mile of linear feet of fluorescent tubes was accepted for recycling. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
'Centre Gives' To Kick Off 36-Hour Fundraising Marathon For Non-Profits 'Centre Gives' To Kick Off 36-Hour Fundraising Marathon For Non-Profits
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The Centre Foundation brought a 36-hour online fundraising event to the county four years ago. State Theatre development director Chris Rand says Centre Gives is an "exciting and enjoyable fundraising event" that allows non-profits to connect with the community. [Read More]
Habitat for Humanity Walks For Affordable Housing in Centre County Habitat for Humanity Walks For Affordable Housing in Centre County
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Affordable housing continues to be a hot topic issue," says Jill Redman, the organization's executive director. "Habitat is one of the few organizations that serves these families. The importance of it is that there's really very few opportunities for them." [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
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Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has the task of rehabbing the facilities, reemphasizing (but not redoing) the core brand, recruiting much deeper and earlier, refocusing the national media and returning Penn State to seasons of double-digit victories. (The last time that happened? 11-2 in 2009.) [Read More]
Penn State Professor Featured on CD Penn State Professor Featured on CD
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cook has performed to critical acclaim as a soloist in 28 countries and has toured as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. At her Carnegie Hall debut, critics admired her “ravishing colors and textures” (New York Concert Review). [Read More]
Native Plant Festival Stresses Benefits of Keeping It Local Native Plant Festival Stresses Benefits of Keeping It Local
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It's important to see these plants being put back into the landscape," plant salesman Dave Cornman says. "Too many people have the attitude that if it's native, it must be a weed. And for the most part, native plants aren't weeds." [Read More]
Beautiful, 68-Acre Oak Hall Regional Park Opens Beautiful, 68-Acre Oak Hall Regional Park Opens
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
When the Centre County Council of Governments purchased 68 acres of land from Penn State University a decade ago, they envisioned a beautiful, state-of-the-art park. "It's really just a gorgeous addition to the community," Arthur Conner says. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Coming from my city man I'm so hype for his opportunity," Bolden tweeted. "I get to show what I can do right in my backyard! I'm forever thankful I thank God for this chance." [Read More]

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Hazardous Waste Collection Nets Tons of Unwanted Chemicals Hazardous Waste Collection Nets Tons of Unwanted Chemicals
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Residents from nearly all of Centre County's 35 municipalities dropped off unwanted chemicals, including pesticides, weed killer, oil-based paint, solvents and more. The CCRRA says more than one mile of linear feet of fluorescent tubes was accepted for recycling. [Read More]
'Centre Gives' To Kick Off 36-Hour Fundraising Marathon For Non-Profits 'Centre Gives' To Kick Off 36-Hour Fundraising Marathon For Non-Profits
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The Centre Foundation brought a 36-hour online fundraising event to the county four years ago. State Theatre development director Chris Rand says Centre Gives is an "exciting and enjoyable fundraising event" that allows non-profits to connect with the community. [Read More]
Habitat for Humanity Walks For Affordable Housing in Centre County Habitat for Humanity Walks For Affordable Housing in Centre County
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Affordable housing continues to be a hot topic issue," says Jill Redman, the organization's executive director. "Habitat is one of the few organizations that serves these families. The importance of it is that there's really very few opportunities for them." [Read More]
Penn State Professor Featured on CD Penn State Professor Featured on CD
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cook has performed to critical acclaim as a soloist in 28 countries and has toured as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. At her Carnegie Hall debut, critics admired her “ravishing colors and textures” (New York Concert Review). [Read More]
Native Plant Festival Stresses Benefits of Keeping It Local Native Plant Festival Stresses Benefits of Keeping It Local
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It's important to see these plants being put back into the landscape," plant salesman Dave Cornman says. "Too many people have the attitude that if it's native, it must be a weed. And for the most part, native plants aren't weeds." [Read More]
Beautiful, 68-Acre Oak Hall Regional Park Opens Beautiful, 68-Acre Oak Hall Regional Park Opens
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
When the Centre County Council of Governments purchased 68 acres of land from Penn State University a decade ago, they envisioned a beautiful, state-of-the-art park. "It's really just a gorgeous addition to the community," Arthur Conner says. [Read More]
To Your Health: Give Your Health a Spring Cleaning
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To Your Health: Give Your Health a Spring Cleaning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Cara Dellegrotti
Just like you need to defrost the freezer and steam clean the drapes to spruce up your house, spring cleaning your health can be beneficial, too. If you haven't done some regularly scheduled maintenance in a while, it's time. Here are 10 ways to give your body a thorough spring cleaning. [Read More]
Competition Showcases Vehicles Powered By Cooking Oil, Solar Panels, and More Competition Showcases Vehicles Powered By Cooking Oil, Solar Panels, and More
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"When I saw the trail of soot my care left on the salt flats, I thought there was no way I could justify driving something that puts out this much dirt into the air," competitor Jonathan Bartlett says. "I started researching what I could use instead and I’ve been using biodiesel ever since." [Read More]
Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
Penn State continues to make its presence felt at the 2015 NFL Draft, with two more players coming off the board Saturday afternoon. Safety Adrian Amos was selected No. 142 overall by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round, with tight end Jesse James going to the Steelers at No. 160. [Read More]
State College Mini-THON Raises $68,405.05 For The Kids State College Mini-THON Raises $68,405.05 For The Kids
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It makes me feel good to do this because I know it’s for these kids," student Ben Krantweiss says. "It’s a great event and it’s for a great cause. It’s important to raise awareness and money so people can have money to help with treatments so they don’t feel pressured financially." [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
Column
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has the task of rehabbing the facilities, reemphasizing (but not redoing) the core brand, recruiting much deeper and earlier, refocusing the national media and returning Penn State to seasons of double-digit victories. (The last time that happened? 11-2 in 2009.) [Read More]
Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Coming from my city man I'm so hype for his opportunity," Bolden tweeted. "I get to show what I can do right in my backyard! I'm forever thankful I thank God for this chance." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Certainly being a drafted NFL player has its benefits, that much is obvious. But when it comes to controlling your future as a player, being a free agent can bring with it certain freedoms. [Read More]
Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With a week between the second half his six show stop in State College, country star Garth Brooks used at least some of that time to help with a great cause. [Read More]
Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
Penn State continues to make its presence felt at the 2015 NFL Draft, with two more players coming off the board Saturday afternoon. Safety Adrian Amos was selected No. 142 overall by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round, with tight end Jesse James going to the Steelers at No. 160. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Donovan Smith made the trip to Chicago earlier this week for the NFL Draft and didn't need to wait long as he was selected 34th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Football: No Future In Sight For Syracuse Series Penn State Football: No Future In Sight For Syracuse Series
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State doesn't have Syracuse football on the radar anytime soon. The possible clashes during the 2020 and 2021 seasons are off the table. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Day Two Of NFL Draft Set To Bring More Action For Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Day Two Of NFL Draft Set To Bring More Action For Nittany Lions
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Day Two of the NFL Draft could be a lot more full of familiar names as Penn State players wait to find out their professional fate. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules Penn State Hockey: Conway Dismissed For Violation Of Team Rules
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Conway scored 10 goals and had a total of 26 points during his up and down freshman campaign. The England native became a dependable force on both ends of the ice by the end of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program Penn State Basketball: Assistant Brian Daly Departing Program
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Daly spend four season as a member of the Penn State basketball coaching staff and second serving as an associate head coach. He had previously worked with head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University prior to taking the job at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
Column
Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin has the task of rehabbing the facilities, reemphasizing (but not redoing) the core brand, recruiting much deeper and earlier, refocusing the national media and returning Penn State to seasons of double-digit victories. (The last time that happened? 11-2 in 2009.) [Read More]
Penn State Professor Featured on CD Penn State Professor Featured on CD
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Cook has performed to critical acclaim as a soloist in 28 countries and has toured as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. At her Carnegie Hall debut, critics admired her “ravishing colors and textures” (New York Concert Review). [Read More]
Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True Penn State Football: Not To Be Forgotten, Bolden's NFL Dream Comes True
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Coming from my city man I'm so hype for his opportunity," Bolden tweeted. "I get to show what I can do right in my backyard! I'm forever thankful I thank God for this chance." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft Penn State Football: Free Agent Picture Begins Following Conclusion Of Draft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Certainly being a drafted NFL player has its benefits, that much is obvious. But when it comes to controlling your future as a player, being a free agent can bring with it certain freedoms. [Read More]
Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp Garth Brooks Takes To Pegula Ice Arena For Special Camp
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With a week between the second half his six show stop in State College, country star Garth Brooks used at least some of that time to help with a great cause. [Read More]
Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft Adrian Amos and Jesse James Selected In The NFL Draft
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
Penn State continues to make its presence felt at the 2015 NFL Draft, with two more players coming off the board Saturday afternoon. Safety Adrian Amos was selected No. 142 overall by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round, with tight end Jesse James going to the Steelers at No. 160. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay Penn State Football: Donovan Smith Drafted 34th Overall By Tampa Bay
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Donovan Smith made the trip to Chicago earlier this week for the NFL Draft and didn't need to wait long as he was selected 34th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. [Read More]
Judge In Spanier Defamation Suit Against Freeh Recuses Himself Judge In Spanier Defamation Suit Against Freeh Recuses Himself
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The former FBI director asked for Dauphin County President Judge Todd Hoover to preside over the case, citing the fact that Hoover is also hearing Spanier's criminal trial in relation the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Spanier filed a memorandum in opposition to Freeh's recusal request. [Read More]
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Us Versus Them, Fighting Over Common Ground

When others are identified as part of "them" it is easier to be critical and to assign negative characteristics, even though we have common ground. Republicans versus Democrats. Liberals versus conservatives. Men against women. Women against men.

Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: The Offseason Is Half Over, But The Real Transition Continues

James Franklin has the task of rehabbing the facilities, reemphasizing (but not redoing) the core brand, recruiting much deeper and earlier, refocusing the national media and returning Penn State to seasons of double-digit victories. (The last time that happened? 11-2 in 2009.)

To Your Health: Give Your Health a Spring CleaningCara Dellegrotti

Just like you need to defrost the freezer and steam clean the drapes to spruce up your house, spring cleaning your health can be beneficial, too. If you haven't done some regularly scheduled maintenance in a while, it's time. Here are 10 ways to give your body a thorough spring cleaning.

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