NEast Links: Northwood baby has national TV appearance, MaST Charter School exemption and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

Twenty-three-month-old Mischa Weston, of Northwood, made the top 10 of Beautiful Baby Week, a contest from Live with Regis & Kelly that started with 300,000 entries.

Unfortunately, Michael Klein of the Inquirer reports that she didn’t make it into the Top Five.

Keep reading for news on students stranded while on a ski trip, an update on those who stole from the body of Joaquin Rivera, and more.



  • Nazareth Hospital will host a state Senate Transportation Committee hearing this Thursday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Marian Hall Conference Center. The meeting will be held by State Sen. Michael Stack to discuss his bill that would increase from one to five years in prison the mandatory-minimum sentence for someone who fled the scene of a deadly accident. Stack will also try to gain support for his bill that would allow for a “Peter Roberto Alert System.” 12-year-old Roberto was killed by William Halloran on Thanksgiving 2004.
  • PNC Bank has announced that it will issue charter school tax-exempt bonds worth $15.8 million for the MaST charter school. The bonds will be issued through the Isaac Newton Foundation. The funds will be used for a new library media center, as well as for debt consolidation.
  • On a ski trip at the Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Union Dale, PA, 57 students from Calvary Christian Academy were stranded when one of their buses skidded off Route 374 into a ditch. The group was on its way back to their lodge, 20 miles away. The roads proved too dangerous to go on, so once help arrived to pull the bus out of the ditch, PennDot plow trucks cleared the way for the buses to travel to the town of Union Dale.

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