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Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette

Michael Martin Garrett is a freelance reporter who frequently writes for the Centre County Gazette

Articles by Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette

State College children’s author inspires wonder with new novel State College children’s author inspires wonder with new novel
4 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Children’s author and State College native Martha Freeman says we underestimate our children. Children can be brave, resolute, noble and creative — even in the face of tragedy. While much of Freeman's output, such as her two children's mystery series, relies [Read More]
Culture of drinking affects entire State College community Culture of drinking affects entire State College community
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The return of students to Penn State for the fall semester brings many things to State College: nervous freshman, proud parents, a sense of youthful energy — and the abuse of alcohol. For about the first eight weeks of class, university and local police see a spike in [Read More]
Moving into Penn State brings new freedom and responsibilities Moving into Penn State brings new freedom and responsibilities
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Alex Lettieri and Mariah Chuprinski have a lot in common: both girls are Penn State sophomores, and both moved into their rental house on East Beaver avenue early to avoid the hectic move-in weekend crowds on Aug. 23 and 24. Despite this, they also have many differences [Read More]
Bryce Jordan Construction to be Completed by Penn State Summer Commencement Bryce Jordan Construction to be Completed by Penn State Summer Commencement
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette
Both the building roof and the arena floor are being renovated and replaced. With the help of engineering consultants, they started design work on the roof back in September, “which is pretty short for designing anything for construction.” [Read More]
Moving Along Moving Along
14 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Though the State College High School graduation ceremony this past Saturday had to be moved to the Pegula Ice Arena due to the Bryce Jordan Center construction, the project is on track to be finished by Penn State’s summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 16. Bernie [Read More]
Winter Still Being Felt in Municipal Budgets Winter Still Being Felt in Municipal Budgets
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette
“With our roads is a different story,” State College Public Works Director Mark Whitfield says. “We got hit pretty hard in terms of damage to the roadway system and degradation of the pavement we have.” [Read More]
College Avenue Construction on Schedule College Avenue Construction on Schedule
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett, Centre County Gazette
“The problem of working without up to date prints is that we never know what we’re going to dig up,” Lichman said. This includes things like stretches of rock, which require use of a rock breaker, and unmarked utility lines, which have to be be worked around ... [Read More]
Seeing Red Seeing Red
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The College Heights Neighborhood Association, after growing tired of repeated traffic violations at the intersection of Atherton Street and Park Avenue, made up their minds to petition the Pennsylvania Legislature to allow State College and other similar municipalities to use [Read More]
Moving Along Moving Along
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The State College Borough Water Authority can’t “come in and totally rip up the town all up year after year,” authority executive director John Lichman said, instead having to carefully plan various important projects across several years that correspond with [Read More]
Harsh Effects Harsh Effects
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Accuweather meteorologist Mark Paquette said that last winter started early, when a November ice storm left him without power for two days at his Boalsburg home. Months of colder than usual temperatures and multiple snow or ice events per week followed, leaving a legacy of [Read More]
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