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Archive for July, 2011

July 12th, 2011 – Our July monthly meeting on July 13th has been rescheduled for July 20th at 7:30pm.

July 11th, 2011 – Elizabeth Twp fire units were dispatched to Pierce and Finney Road for a tree on fire in power lines.  Chief 184 arrived on scene on Finney Road to find a wire arcing in the trees and requested Elizabeth Twp fire units cancel and Lincoln units dispatched since the call was in Lincoln.  At that current time, the dispatcher stated there was a priority call coming in and dispatched a structure fire in Forward Twp.  Shortly into the structure fire call, Forward Twp requested our tankers for water supply.  Both tankers responded and assisted on scene of the vacant house fire.

July 9th, 2011 – On Saturday afternoon Lincoln station 184 and Liberty Rescue 183 were alerted for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Liberty Way and West Smithfield Street in Lincoln Borough.  Chief 184 proceeded down West Smithfield to find a vehicle accident on the horseshoe bend.  Engine 184 and Rescue 183 setup traffic control.  Elizabeth Twp EMS checked out all parties involved with the accident and there were no injuries.  Crews cleared after a short time on scene.

Here is an article from the Mckeesport Daily News:

By Stacy Lee, MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS
Friday, July 8, 2011

A new park in Lincoln will be named after a well-known and much-loved borough figure.

The recreation grounds created by Boy Scout Lukas Gaydos will be dedicated to the late Dorothy “Dot” Vay Sunday at 2 p.m. at Breznay Field.

It will be named Lincoln Borough Community Park in Memory of Dorothy Vay.

Gaydos, 15, of Lincoln, built a fire pit with benches, and landscaped an area around the flag pole with seven pine trees, flowers and solar lights. He made a path from the flag pole to the sidewalk and landscaped an area around the gazebo with flowers, rocks and solar lights.

“He did a beautiful job,” said Nick Vay, Dorothy’s husband and borough mayor. “Words can’t express how good it looks. It’s really appreciated.”

Dorothy Vay died at age 70 on Nov. 10, 2009, after a battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. She was a borough councilwoman for more than 40 years and a Girl Scout troop leader for more than 45 years. She served as borough secretary and Lincoln Democratic Committee chairwoman. At the time of her passing, she was director of Lincoln Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. EMS and had been with the organization starting as an EMT and later becoming a paramedic since its inception in 1970.

Gaydos, of Troop 57 of Port Vue, created the park for his Eagle Scout project. He is now filling out paperwork for his project to go before the Board of Review. He began the project April 10 and finished it July 1.

He first consulted with Lincoln borough officials on a project he could do for the community.

Lincoln Councilwoman Tammy Firda said the borough had been planning to do something similar in memory of Dorothy Vay.

“She gave 50 years of her life to this borough,” she said.

Firda said when Lukas’ project came along, it worked out perfectly.

“I’m very proud he’s completed the project and did his own design,” Lukas’ mother Dawn Gaydos said.

The public is invited to Sunday’s dedication.

“He started the project on the 10th of the month and she died on the 10th of the month,” Nick Vay said. “The dedication is now planned for the 10th of the month.”

Read more: Lincoln park to be named after late borough leader – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailynewsmckeesport/s_745832.html#ixzz1RXUZJXUN

Stacy Lee is a McKeesport Daily News staff writer and can be reached at 412-664-9161 or via e-mail.