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Letter from the Publisher . . .
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Dear readers and community members,
This is a very exciting time at The Progress and I wanted to take a moment to share with you a little bit of what is happening, some information about the organization that has purchased The Progress and just a little about me.
Most likely the first thing that you will notice today is that your Progress is slightly narrower than yesterday. We want the Progress to be recognized more...

Harmony School Board adopts spending plan
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer WESTOVER - At Tuesday night's special meeting, Harmony Area School Board adopted its 2015-16 budget that includes cuts to a number of educational instructional positions.
State law requires school districts to adopt spending plans for the coming fiscal year by midnight yesterday.
The spending plan was adopted with no property tax increase, and is balanced with both income and expenses of $6,114,671. Operating costs were reduced by furloughing a full-time academic intervention support teacher, as well as cutting the hours of four instructional positions in music, art, physical education and family-consumer sciences. Those four positions were changed more...
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Curwensville Ratifies Contract
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - A three-year union contract with Curwensville Area School District's support staff was ratified at Monday's special meeting of the Curwensville Area School Board.
The board unanimously approved a working conditions agreement with the Curwensville Education Support Professionals Association that begins today and continues through June 30, 2018. more...
P-O Taxpayers to see Decrease
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer
CHESTER HILL-Taxpayers in the Philipsburg-Osceola School District will soon see a slight decrease in their property taxes.
The Philipsburg-Osceola School Board approved the final 2015-16 budget at last night's voting meeting, which was the last day that school districts in the commonwealth could file their annual budgets with the state.
Business Manager Michael more...

Dear Readers,
Beginning with today's edition of The Progress, the publication's press deadlines have changed, resulting in changes to the newsroom's hours of operation.
Effective today, newsroom staff will be available from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Readers are invited to continue submitting news tips, photos or general items via mail, e-mail at or fax at 765-5165. Short announcements may also be called in during newsroom hours.
Deadlines to receive obituaries will be 5 p.m. via fax and 6 p.m. for e-mailed submissions the night before the obituary is expected to be published. Obituaries may be faxed to All obituaries must be submitted by the funeral home.

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