Author: Natalie Beneviat


Waste Management to increase collection days
December 5, 2019
Garbage service pick-up will be increased to five days a week for Hampton residents, thanks to a recent proposal by Waste Management.

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Water Pollution Control Plant planning moves forward in Hampton
December 4, 2019
An update on the upgrades of the Water Pollution Control Plant and Glannon Pump Station was provided by KLH Engineers to Hampton Township Council at its November voting meeting.

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Hoffman Kennels retains services in Hampton regarding animal control
December 3, 2019
If a Hampton resident loses a dog, chances are it could be sent to Hoffman Kennels in Delmont, Pa., but it’s important to know when and how to retrieve it.

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Resolution passed to support effort against gerrymandering in Hampton Township
December 2, 2019
A resolution was passed to support an independent legislative and congressional redistricting commission in Pennsylvania at the most recent Hampton Township council meeting.

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Knox-Box will be voluntary in Hampton Township
November 22, 2019
The proposed ordinance requiring businesses to purchase a Knox-Box was rejected 4-1 by Hampton Township Council, with council President Michael Peters voting in favor.

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Poff Elementary club promotes positivity, kindness
November 21, 2019
A youth kindness movement has been growing at Poff Elementary – it’s the new JAMBethekindkid club at the school.

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Hampton Township gears up for holiday events and programs
November 20, 2019
Festive fireworks will kick off Hampton Township’s Seasons Greeting Celebration on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

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Local businesses sought for special education program at Hampton School District
November 19, 2019
A $30,000 Special Education Performance grant helps add to the ongoing efforts to provide a quality education for Hampton’s special needs students and to prepare them for a career.

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Curtain to rise for ‘Cinderella’ at Hampton Middle School
November 18, 2019
The search for missing glass slippers will be under way at Hampton Middle School this week as students put on their production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

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Hampton school board members recognized for service
November 13, 2019
With a combined 30-plus years of service, Mary Alice Hennessey, Larry Vasko and Pam Lamagna all served at their last Hampton Township board meeting on Nov. 11, where they were recognized.

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Mission Mall and cookie walk event supports nonprofits
November 11, 2019
The Mission Mall and Cookie Walk will be a simple way to benefit nonprofits and those in need on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on 1965 Ferguson Road in Allison Park.

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New school start time recommended at Hampton
November 7, 2019
Hampton high school students may be getting some extra sleep next school year if a recent recommendation from the School Start Time Committee is approved, per a presentation at the Hampton Township School District school board meeting on Nov. 4.

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Wireless cell structure approved in Hampton to the dismay of residents
November 7, 2019
Hampton Council members said they’re bound by law to approve the small non-tower wireless communication structure by applicant Crown Castle, which they did 5-0 at a special meeting held Nov. 6 at the community center.

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Hampton students attend FBI academy, learn about career opportunities
November 4, 2019
Two Hampton high school students participated in the 2019 FBI Pittsburgh Teen Academy, building their interests for careers in law enforcement.

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Key lock system ordinance for businesses considered by Hampton officials
November 3, 2019
An ordinance is being considered for businesses to purchase a key lock box, which will give emergency responders access to keys for easy entry into a building.

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Road resurfacing program endorsed by Hampton Council
October 30, 2019
Official endorsement from Hampton Township Council on both the 2020 and 2021 Road Resurfacing programs helps pave the way for preliminary planning, per the motion at their Oct. 23 voting meeting.

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Hampton senior earns rank of Eagle Scout
October 28, 2019
Hard work, dedication and loyalty were key to earning Sanjay Johnson, a senior at Hampton High School, his Eagle Scout Rank.

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Hampton officials host heated public hearing on proposed wireless communications structure
October 24, 2019
A public hearing on the installation of a new utility pole with a small non-tower wireless communication structure lasted for almost three hours Oct. 23, with Hampton Township Council tabling the vote until the Nov. 6 special meeting.

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Native Americans to be celebrated during North Park event
October 24, 2019
A celebration of Native American history and heritage will take place at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Latodami Nature Center in North Park.

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Four candidates vying to be elected to Hampton council
October 22, 2019
The four candidates running for Hampton Council took some time to share who they are and what they hope to achieve if elected.

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Candidates share why they should get your vote for Hampton School Board
October 21, 2019
With election day coming closer, the Hampton Journal gave all six candidates the opportunity to explain to the public why they deserve your vote for Hampton School Board. Here are your candidates.

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Hampton residents flood public meeting to discuss stormwater utility fund
October 20, 2019
It was standing room only to hear details on a planned stormwater utility fund at a Hampton Township Council public hearing Oct 9.

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Memorial Park Church hosts monthly events for special needs community
October 19, 2019
Friday Nite Kids and Special Friends are two popular social events for special needs persons that happen monthly from September to May at Memorial Park Church on Peebles Road in Allison Park.

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Depreciation Lands Museum lantern tours sets mood for witch accusations
October 14, 2019
Mary Bliss Parsons’ fate will be determined next weekend.

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Carving, train rides new to Halloween event in Hampton
October 13, 2019
Creativity will be rewarded in this year’s pumpkin carving contest, a new addition to the annual Hampton Township Halloween celebration set for Oct. 26.

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Hampton continues to investigate VFD merger
October 7, 2019
A merger of both of the volunteer fire departments in Hampton is looking like a reality, but it will take some time, say committee members working on the task.

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Hampton residents’ input sought on future of township
October 6, 2019
Gathering residential ideas on the future of Hampton was at the forefront of a town hall meeting on Sept. 25, another step in the process of creating an implementable comprehensive plan for the township.

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Network of Hope lives up to name
September 30, 2019
Volunteers, donations and a strong community spirit are what makes a program like Network of Hope thrive at Allison Park Church in Hampton Township.

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Hampton Farmer’s Market enjoys successful first season
September 26, 2019
Vendors at the Farmer’s Market in Hampton will be closing shop for the season with their last day on Oct. 16.

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Hartwood Acres site of HAEE 5K
September 23, 2019
Run for schools and students at the Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence annual fundraising race to benefit Hampton Township School District on Oct. 5 at Hartwood Acres beginning at 9 a.m.

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School start times in Hampton still topic of debate
September 20, 2019
Possible recommendations on when and how to adjust the start of the school day for Hampton students is planned for November, according to Gail Litwiler, school board member and member of the School Start Time Committee.

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Hampton officials share 14 goals for improvements in 2020, beyond
September 20, 2019
Outdoor swimming pool improvements, a preventative maintenance program, and a detailed fee schedule were included in the 2020 budget development goals and objectives for Hampton Township as approved by council at its Sept. 18 meeting.

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Hampton students recognized for completion of Camp Cadet
September 19, 2019
Three students from Hampton Middle school who completed the Allegheny County Camp Cadet 2019 program received a special proclamation by Hampton Township Council at the Sept. 18 meeting.

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Hampton second-graders’ field trip teaches about community service
September 19, 2019
Second-graders from all three Hampton elementary schools (Central, Poff and Wyland) visited Hampton Community Center and Park for a field trip Sept. 19. The purpose of the trip was to introduce students to the concept of their community and community services, while also helping them get to know one another.

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New Hampton High School assistant principal hired
September 15, 2019
Joseph P. Sebestyen III is the new assistant principal at Hampton’s High School, replacing Dr. Michael Amick.

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New law could help fund Hampton High School renovation
September 12, 2019
State reimbursement for a high school renovation at Hampton continues to be a possibility now that a new state law has passed, according to Cassandra Renninger, a registered architect and principal at VEBH Architects.

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Shaler Hampton Emergency personnel share EMS rules of the road
September 12, 2019
When a driver sees lights and hears sirens, they should pull over to the right side of the road to a full stop, reminds Shaler Hampton Emergency Medical Services Director Eric Schmidt.

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Hampton School District to receive higher state allocations
September 6, 2019
While the state did provide Hampton Township schools with more funding allocations compared to last year, the district had hoped for a higher percentage — though it won’t affect any current budgeting plans.

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Fridley Field remains closed for track work
September 5, 2019
Use of the track and turf at Fridley Field in Hampton will remain off-limits for the time being as work continues.

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Diverse 14-member group guides Hampton’s comprehensive plan
September 2, 2019
The steering committee for a new implementable comprehensive plan in Hampton Township is made up of a diverse group of people intended to represent various aspects of the community and will be among those present at an upcoming public meeting on Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at the community center.

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Turkmenistan dinner being served to help North Hills family
August 29, 2019
The THRIVE Supper Club: An Evening in Turkmenistan will be held at North Hills Community Baptist Church in McCandless on Sept. 27, where guests can experience food from another culture while helping the ones serving it.

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Hampton street sign thefts costly, dangerous
August 28, 2019
Street signs are going missing again in Hampton Township, which seems to happen every year, but there’s more harm to it than someone may realize, said Township Manager Christopher Lochner.

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