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In the News

Last Updated Monday, April 20, 2015 1:45:46 PM

Since its inception CONNECT has been gaining visibility in the greater Pittsburgh region. Check out the media hits below to see some of CONNECT's most recent coverage.

Pittsburgh-area communities find shared interests at CONNECT event
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 10, 2015

Congress of Neighboring Communities Meets in Pittsburgh
CBS News
April 3, 2015

CONNECT and 3 Rivers Wet Weather Release the Initial Sewer Regionalization Implementation Report
May 13, 2014

Solving county sewer problems will require a regional approach, officials say
Pittsburgh City Paper
April 2, 2014

Switching on: Installing LED streetlights to save Pennsylvania taxpayers money
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 25, 2014

Group promoting cooperation between Pittsburgh, neighboring towns wants to keep Aspinwall in loop
Aspinwall Herald
March 19, 2014

McNeilly Avenue, split between Dormont and Pittsburgh, set for upgrade
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
February 19, 2014

Promise of LED grabs attention of Allegheny County Communities
February 12, 2014

Peduto pushing Pittsburgh-area shared services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2013

Connected Peduto: The next mayor teams up with the suburbs
November 25, 2013

Newsmaker: Kathy Coder
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
November 21, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Better Transit Bill
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 17, 2013

Paramedic Program Aims to Cut ER Visits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 5, 2013

United Way "Be There" Campaign Takes Aim at School Attendance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 19, 2013

CONNECT - Congress of Neighboring Communities
Our Region's Business - WPXI
May 26, 2013

Getting the Payers to Play
EMS World
May 1, 2013

Ross Native Ready to Lead Township as Manager

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 24, 2013

Group Can Connect Aspinwall with Stormwater Plans
Aspinwall Herald
April 10, 2013

Pilot Program Aims to Provide Preventative Care through EMTs

Essential Public Radio
March 20, 2013

Highmark, UPMC in Rare Partnership
Pittsburgh Business Times

March 18, 2013

2013 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Today Annual Report

Baldwin Not Alone in Efforts to Reduce Street-Lighting Costs
South Hills Record
February 13, 2013

Model Ordinance to Streamline Solar Panels Installation Offered to PA Municipalities
Essential Public Radio
February 13, 2013

Heinz Endowments gives grant to promote water control technology
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
January 31, 2013

Sprawl and Policies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 2, 2012

'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

The Atlantic Cities Magazine
August 21, 2012

Wet Weather - Essential Pittsburgh
Essential Public Radio
July 27, 2012

Plan in works to avoid Port Authority cutbacks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 4, 2012

CONNECT conference unites municipalities on Port Authority resolution
The Pitt News
June 14, 2012

O'Hara, Aspinwall, Sharpsburg decry cuts in transit service
Valley News Dispatch
January 29, 2012

Federal Grant to Create More Local Opportunities for Solar Power
December 21, 2011

PennFuture already taking on the Rooftop Solar Challenge

Clean Energy Authority
December 14, 2011

Upper St. Clair Working to Move Solar Power Forward
December 9, 2011

Federal Grant to Move Region's Solar Power Forward

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 8, 2011

PennFuture Team to Create Model Solar Ordinance
Pittsburgh Business Times
December 7, 2011

PennFuture: DOE grant to Western Pennsylvania Coalition Will Grow Solar Market, Green Jobs - Western Pennsylvania Plan Only Keystone State Application Approved by DOE
MarketWatch - The Wall Street Journal
December 7, 2011

Bellevue to Contribute to CONNECT
The Citizen
December 5, 2011

EMS Companies Laud Plan for Direct Insurance Reimbursements

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 13, 2011

Manage stormwater runoff near your home, officials urge
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 17, 2011

Solar panel business confronts hodgepodge of regulations
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

October 16, 2011

Municipalities struggling to solve problem of sewage overflows
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2011

Sept. 6 Baldwin Township Meeting Notes
September 7, 2011

West View Borough Reappoints Doerfler to Zoning Board, Appoints Fromlak to CONNECT
August 11, 2011

West View Borough Votes to Join CONNECT
July 14, 2011

Study Examines Sewage Line Upgrades

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 18, 2011

CONNECT Holds Third Annual Meeting This Friday
June 13, 2011

CONNECT Meets to Discuss Common Issues
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 2, 2011

Grant’s Aim: Efficient Sewers
March 10, 2011

CONNECTing the Municipal Dots
Pop City
February 23, 2011

CONNECT Unites City and Suburbs
PA Times
February 14, 2011

Water, water connections everywhere, an issue CONNECT’s 3 Rivers Wet Weather grant should help
Pop City
December 15, 2010

Group offers cash for cooperation in county sewer improvements
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 18, 2010

KDKA Sunday Business Page
October 3, 2010

Meeting of local officials will focus on collaboration
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 21, 2010

CONNECT Feature: Interview with Kathy Risko

August 14, 2010

Local Congress aims to cut costs via collaboration”
June 18, 2010

Suburbs CONNECT for greater clout in lobbying state
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
June 17, 2010

Our Region’s Business
WPXI Channel 11
June 6, 2010

“CONNECT begins its second year of bridging divides”
Pop City Media
June 2, 2010

“Local governments CONNECTing”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 8, 2010

Pitt helps pool municipal resources
The Pitt News
February 16, 2010

“Focusing on snow job’s big picture: Officials say governments need to improve cooperative efforts to clear the roads”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 14, 2010

Newsmaker: Kathy Risko
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
January 2, 2010

Team work: A young city-suburbs group has much potential
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette
December 15, 2009

5 Ways we are already acting like a region
Pop City Media
December 9, 2009

Organization hopes to spur urban-suburban cooperation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 7, 2009

“City tries to link with 35 close neighbors”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 6, 2008


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