THE DIGS: INSIDE FORBES FIELD, 1966


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The view from behind home plate during the July 17, 1966, Pirates-Giants doubleheader at Forbes Field. On that sunny Sunday, the Pirates had a chance to take sole possession of first place. See how they fared, and browse more images from the day in the latest entry on The Digs.

 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.



 Patrons dine at BRGR in East Liberty.

BRGR in East Liberty to move; new changes in works at Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville

At more than 5,000 square feet, the new BRGR Eastside location will be twice the size.



 Pittsburgh police use crime scene tape to seal off a dwelling in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the North Side where a toddler was shot in the chest.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Josiah Taylor.



 Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican majorities of the state House and Senate were unable to reach a deal on an annual spending plan before the fiscal year began July 1.

State budget impasse drags into third month

Eugene DePasquale, the state auditor general, said his staff will tally the delay’s cost for school districts



 A woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill, during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Although the meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios was part of plans to redesign the $10 bill, several in attendance said they wanted to see a woman on the $20 bill.

Debate flares over Alexander Hamilton’s successor on the $10 bill

Historians see heated debates on which woman should replace Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, on the front of the $10 bill.



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A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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Wolf nominates ex-state revenue official to serve on Turnpike Commission

Barry Drew served as deputy secretary of administration in the Department of Revenue from 1995 until 2011.



Lake Erie winery invites people to pick grapes on Labor Day

The “GRAPE PICKERS WANTED” sign went up recently in front of the Johnson Estate Winery, just over the state border in Westfield, N.Y.


 

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Pirates notebook: Roster expansion includes catcher Elias Diaz

Five players were promoted from the minors and one was activated off the disabled list when rosters expanded Tuesday.



Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown gets 'bonus'

The star receiver for the Steelers, hoping for a restructured contract, comes to a compromise and receives an advance on his 2016 salary.


 





Stage preview: 'Educating Rita' a lesson in frugality

The play starring Martin Giles and Karen Baum takes the place of the more populous “Saint Joan” on PICT’s schedule.



Movie review: Redford, Nolte make 'Walk in the Woods' worthwhile

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on “A Walk in the Woods,” which takes them onto the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious comic adventure.


 

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Budget travesty: State officials need to share in the pain

Why have the elected officials, salaried administrators and hourly workers been immune from fallout from this summer’s budget stalemate?


 

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