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Posted on: October 25, 2018

South Fayette Connect wins international awards for magazine writing and photography

Gold Marcom 2018

South Fayette Connect is winner of two 2018 MarCom Awards in the Print Creativity category: a Gold Award for Magazine Writing and an Honorable Mention for Magazine Photography.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Blasting ongoing for highway construction in South Fayette

Blasting will occur between Aug. 20, 2018, and March 2019 for section 55C1-2 of the Southern Beltway construction, which is in the area of Interstate 79, Parks Road, Coal Pit Road and Hickory Grade Road in South Fayette Township, according to contractor T...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

South Fayette Connect magazine wins national first-place award

NAGC First Place

South Fayette Connect is first-place winner in the magazine category of the 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, a nationwide competition organized by the National Association of Government Communicators. South Fayette Township's official magazine e...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

South Fayette Township earns Banner Community honor

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The nonprofit organization Allegheny League of Municipalities, in conjunction with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, recognized South Fayette Township on March 23 as a Banner Community for the township's commitment to professional development, p...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

South Fayette Township wins award for 175th anniversary celebration

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South Fayette Township’s 175th Anniversary Celebration is winner of a 2018 Renaissance Award from the Public Relations Society of America, Pittsburgh Chapter.

The award recognizes the yearlong celebration in 2017 for being a creative, innovative community ...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 8, 2018

Lacrosse registration open for youth and high school

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Online registration is open until Jan. 1 for the girls' and boys' youth and high school Spring 2019 (March-May) South Fayette Lacrosse Association programs.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Community parks survey available online

Park Master Plan Survey

South Fayette Township is seeking community input for the future of the park system. Citizens and park users are invited to visit www.southfayettepa.com/survey to provide ideas and feedback. Deadline is Fri. Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. The responses will be used in...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Parks & Recreation wins award for creative event sponsorships

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South Fayette Township has won an Excellence in Recreation and Parks Award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society for our "Creative Recreation Sponsorships" program. Recreation Director Paula Simmons and Community Development Director...

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Event sponsorship program Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Grant provides 18 recycling bins for parks in South Fayette Township

Recycling Bin

South Fayette Township has been awarded 18 recycling bins for its parks and trails through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

The blue steel recycling bins will be placed in Morgan Park, Fairview Park, Sturgeon Park...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2018

Dog blog highlights how canines help veterans and police officers

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Learn how canines, including our own bloodhound Ellie Faye, help veterans and police officers in a "dog blog" from South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

South Fayette Police Dept. earns Gold Award for traffic safety

AAA Gold Award 2018

The South Fayette Township Police Department has received a 2018 AAA Community Traffic Safety Gold Award, which recognizes efforts to reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns t...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Support bloodhound Ellie Faye with hoodies and T-shirts

Ellie Shirts

Get your hoodie or T-shirt to support bloodhound Ellie Faye of the South Fayette Township Police Department. All proceeds benefit the dog's expenses. Black or gray hoodies ($30 ea.) and pink or black T-shirts ($15 ea.) are available in sizes small through...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

"Coffee with the Police Chief" set for Thurs. Nov. 8 at Sturgeon VFD

Coffee with the Chief

Meet South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik to share comments and ask questions. Drop in from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 8 at Sturgeon Volunteer Fire Department, 526 Main St., South Fayette 15082. Refreshments courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts.

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Police chief discusses speeding in latest blog post

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik discusses the challenges that the police department and the community face related to speeding in the latest installment of his Chief's Corner blog.

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Posted on: March 31, 2018

Police release educational publication on drug abuse

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"Let's All Work to Fight Drug Abuse" is the latest special publication released by the South Fayette Township Police Department. The booklet provides education about heroin, narcotics, vaping, inhalants and other drugs in an effort to help curb ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

New electronic police citations save paper, time and money

The South Fayette Township Police Department is launching an electronic system for issuing traffic warnings and citations.

“It saves a lot of time and effort,” police Sgt. Mike Wesolek said. “It’s not a paperless system, but it saves a lot of paper.”

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

South Fayette Township named second safest community in state

South Fayette Township is named the 2nd safest community in Pennsylvania, with the lowest violent crime rate in the Top Five townships. Other Allegheny County towns in the Top Ten are Whitehall and Franklin Park. Adams Township, Butler County, is #1.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

South Fayette family wins dog naming contest with "Ellie"

Fordeley Family with Ellie the Bloodhound

Congratulations to the Fordeley family of the Hunting Ridge neighborhood of South Fayette for winning the police bloodhound naming contest! The dog has joined the South Fayette Township police department. Pictured: Joan, Jeff, and 6-year-old twins Sawyer,...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

South Fayette Township police sergeant named School Resource Officer of the year

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South Fayette Township police Sgt. Jeff Sgro is the first-ever recipient of the "PA School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year Award” from PA Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The award was created to recognize School Resource Officers wh...

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Posted on: November 12, 2017

South Fayette police earn traffic safety award

AAA Award Police 2017

The South Fayette Township Police Department has received a 2017 AAA Community Traffic Safety Silver Award, which recognizes efforts to reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Police chief discusses community policing

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post talks about modern challenges in policing and the importance of community-oriented policing.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Police department inspects child car seat installation

The South Fayette Township Police Department now offers inspections of child car seat installations by an officer who has been trained and certified in child passenger safety. Citizens first should install the car seat in their vehicle, and then the offic...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Police chief encourages clear display of street numbers on homes and businesses

In his latest blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik explains how street address numbers should be clearly displayed on homes and businesses to ensure swift emergency response. Click on the Chief’s Corner blog link for details.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Car signs alert police to passengers with autism

Autism Decal

The South Fayette Township Police Department is offering car magnets and decals indicating that a person with autism is aboard. The signs alert first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians that a vehicle’s occup...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Police chief explains law on abandoned vehicles

In his latest blog, Police Chief John Phoennik explains what happens when an abandoned vehicle, without current registration or insurance, is reported to the South Fayette Township Police Department.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

International police chiefs group features South Fayette police blog on opioid abuse

The International Association of Chiefs of Police website has featured a blog post about opioid abuse by South Fayette Township police Chief John Phoennik. Read "South Fayette police take steps to address opioid epidemic" on the IACP website.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

South Fayette police chief explains community policing in blog post

South Fayette Township Police Chief discusses the benefits of community policing in his Chief's Corner blog.

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Posted on: January 14, 2017

South Fayette police distribute community outreach publication

The South Fayette Township Police Department has distributed a free Community Outreach Publication with information about police programs, local resources and public safety. Print copies are available at a variety of local businesses and at the South Faye...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Police spouses show support for officers

Police spouses pose like Charlie's Angels

South Fayette Township police spouses surprised officers with photos that send a message of solidarity and support for their public safety work in the community. The women participated in a photo shoot, thanks to the donated time and talent of Debbie Prid...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Retiring police officers honored

Police retirees Joe Staniszewski and Bob Kurta

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners and Police Chief John Phoennik on Dec. 9 recognized two police officers who will retire at the end of 2015. Patrolman Joseph Staniszewski served more than 37 years with the South Fayette police, and Lt. Ro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Police officers recognized for response during standoff

South Fayette Township police officers Griffith, Monyak and Handerhan

South Fayette Township police officers Collin Griffith, Bryan Monyak and Chuck Handerhan have been honored for their response to a July situation involving a barricaded suspect.

Police Chief John Phoennik and the Board of Commissioners recognized the o...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2018

Portion of Hickory Grade Road to be closed until 2019 for Southern Beltway work

Hickory Grade Road, between Parks Road in South Fayette Township and Cecil-Henderson Road in Cecil Township, is closed to traffic for approximately 18 months from May 3, 2018, until mid-November 2019, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Southern Beltway public meeting set for Weds. May 2

A public meeting to discuss the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s Southern Beltway construction project will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weds. May 2 at the South Fayette/Cuddy Volunteer Fire Department, 661 Millers Run Road, South Fayette PA ...

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Maps of Southern Beltway section 55C1-2 Road Projects
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Section of Cecil-Reissing Road closed as part of Southern Beltway project

Sections of Cecil-Reissing Road in South Fayette Township and Reissing Road in neighboring Cecil Township will close April 25, 2018, as part of the Southern Beltway project, according to contractor Beaver Excavating Co. A detour will be put in place.

The h...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Cecil-Sturgeon Road section closed through May 2019 for Southern Beltway

Cecil-Sturgeon Road in South Fayette Township will be closed for more than a year, until May 30, 2019, as part of the Southern Beltway construction project, according to contractor The Beaver Excavating Co.

The road will close from about 2,000 feet west of...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Southern Beltway project closes section of Millers Run Road until 2019

Beaver Excavating Company, who is the general contractor for section 55C1-1 of the Southern Beltway, has announced that Millers Run Road between Reed Street and Cecil Sturgeon Road will be closed from Dec. 4, 2017, until sometime in 2019. Vehicle access t...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Boyce-Mayview intersection project planned for 2018

Boyce-Mayview Project Map 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning a $2 million project to improve the intersection of Boyce and Mayview roads in South Fayette Township.

In 2018, work will include replacing a structurally deficient bridge on Mayview Road, addin...Read on...

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