Punxsutawney Spirit

There are 17 comments on the Spirit story from Aug 10, 2010, titled Punxsutawney Spirit. In it, Spirit reports that:

The Punxsutawney Area School Board moved to sell the former Mary A. Wilson Elementary School through a sealed-bid process, but its solicitor said it should create a motion that more clearly outlines the terms and conditions of the sale.

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Concerned

Frenchville, PA

#1 Aug 13, 2010
All this talk about the two officers on probation not being hired at the end of their probation period. Where are all the council members? Kudos to the two members that are actually around the rest are not answering or returning calls.Council must have forgotten to tell them to be out of town.Too much secrecy for me. We voted them in now is the time to really look at what is happening in this community and get out and vote. Unfortunately Punxsutawney residents are stuck with these people for awhile longer. No confidence votes may help but I doubt it. I am sure there are people out there that would be willing to run against these council members so start thinking. We need genuinly concerned citizens who really want to help and do what is best for Punxsutawney not those who have an agenda of their own.
Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney, PA

#2 Aug 13, 2010
Maybe by not hiring the two probee's the council knows they will lose Brians appeal and will use their spots for him and keep the borough from over spending having to many cops.
Bill

Altoona, PA

#3 Aug 16, 2010
Punxsutawney Phil wrote:
Maybe by not hiring the two probee's the council knows they will lose Brians appeal and will use their spots for him and keep the borough from over spending having to many cops.
Good try but that argument doesn't work. Officer Weaver was hired to fill Foster's spot because Foster retired. Officer Renwick was hired to fill Petrosky's spot because Petrosky left the department. Neither officer was hired to replace Andrekovich.

Officer Spencer resigned about 2 years ago to take a higher paying job and his spot was never filled. Officer Andrekovich's spot was also never filled.

Now that Weaver and Renwick have been let go, there are three vacant spots plus Andrekovich's spot. They will have to go back to only one copy working at a time, which is dangerous and problematic or they will have to pay a ton of overtime to the remaining full-timers.

Sounds like Council made an irresponsible decision and it will cost the taxpayers more money in the long run.
Barclay Square Bench Bum

Frenchville, PA

#4 Aug 16, 2010
You're a cop.
Bill

Altoona, PA

#5 Aug 17, 2010
I'm not a cop. Just someone that knows what's going on.
kenny

Mclean, VA

#6 Aug 18, 2010
Punxsutawney Council cost the taxpayers a lot of money because of stupid decisions most times their mouths open.
Voice of Reason

Punxsutawney, PA

#7 Aug 19, 2010
Lets look at the truth. Glessner is the mother in law of Officer Miller. Miller wife is pregnant and will be off work soon. Getting rid of two officers means that Miller will have unlimited overtime. WOW!!! I knew she had a reason.
Voice of Reason

Punxsutawney, PA

#8 Aug 19, 2010
by the way, why are all the letters written to the spirit about the officers that were let go not being printed. Must be that pillar of the community up to her corrupt influence again.
News

Punxsutawney, PA

#9 Aug 20, 2010
If you want the news faster just read other newspapers instead of the spirit,they report our news befor the spirit will which is sad but true.
hopeful

Punxsutawney, PA

#10 Aug 22, 2010
I think you got that one right. She has deeper motives for her son-in-law and it may be more than just a fat overtime check. She will destroy anyone who gets in her way if others don't step up and stop her corrupt ways.
Voice of Reason wrote:
Lets look at the truth. Glessner is the mother in law of Officer Miller. Miller wife is pregnant and will be off work soon. Getting rid of two officers means that Miller will have unlimited overtime. WOW!!! I knew she had a reason.
George

Punxsutawney, PA

#11 Aug 22, 2010
Voice of Reason wrote:
Lets look at the truth. Glessner is the mother in law of Officer Miller. Miller wife is pregnant and will be off work soon. Getting rid of two officers means that Miller will have unlimited overtime. WOW!!! I knew she had a reason.
Are you really that stupid to believe he will have unlimited overtime?
LOL thanks for the laugh.
smokey

Punxsutawney, PA

#12 Aug 23, 2010
I don't think the unlimited OT is the reason behind this, but President Glessner wanted a captain position made within the force and is upset because that didn't happen (again, benefits her son-in-law). And,the latest announcement she made in the neighborhood, is that she is going to run for mayor when that comes up. Who's ahead of the police? That's right...the Mayor is.

I don't know why council voted on not keeping the two new officers and why no one has been given any reason as to why. I've lost confidence and respect for the majority of them.
Voice of Reason

Punxsutawney, PA

#13 Aug 25, 2010
Punxsutawney Phil you must be an F-ing idiot. Are you educated or an educated idiot.
Voice of Reason

Albany, NY

#14 Aug 26, 2010
Who hijacked my handle (Voice of Reason)?
Voice of Reason

Albany, NY

#15 Aug 26, 2010
I don't mind, but let it be known that there are two of us!=-)
Voice of Reason

Albany, NY

#16 Aug 26, 2010
By the way, I do find it very interesting that the two officers fired were also supportive of Officer Andrekovich during his Civil Service hearing... Hmmmm... it does make you think!

When are they going to put Andrekovich back to work?
Voice of Reason

Punxsutawney, PA

#17 Aug 26, 2010
I will change my name to Pool Boy!

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