West Newton Borough

Like many pioneer towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Newton earned its early historical relevance by playing a key role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Simerals, the first family to settle in the area, operated a small ferry on the banks of the Youghiogheny River halfway between Connellsville and McKeesport. In 1788, a group of Revolutionary War veterans from Ipswich, Massachusetts spent the winter at Simeral’s Ferry, making boats in order to travel west.  Those veterans went on to settle the first town in the Ohio Territory: Marietta.

Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Schedule

Council work sessions are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month. Regular monthly meetings are always held on the second Tuesday of each month. Both begin at 6:30.

Budget Work sessions every Tuesday in October and November, unless otherwise noted, beginning at 6:30 in Council Chambers

Please contact the Borough via telephone, email or this website to have local events listed on the calendar.


Vine Street Detour

Please be advised--due to increased deterioration of the street and for general public safety, Vine Street will be closed from S. ...

Halloween Parade

Join the West Newton Lions Club for their annual Halloween Parade! Saturday, October 26, 1:00pm. The parade begins at West Newton ...

Fall Leaf Pick-Up

Leaf pick will be every Monday--Must call the Boro office -- 724-872-6860-- to schedule pick up--Leaves must be in yard waste, com...

Chipping Available

Chipping is available to borough residents Mondays in October. Please call the borough office to schedule and get details.

The Census at a Glance

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we count the population of the United States. More than you might think goes into ...

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Update

October 1, 2019 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year at Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, the start of our 29th year worki...

Youghiogheny River Canoe Cleanup

October 20, 2019 9 a.m. to ??? This past spring, we had the great fortune to cross paths with Tom Yoder and the Belle Vernon Area ...

Large Garbage Items

The garbage company takes one large item per week, you MUST call 724-437-7336 if you are going to have something out. Large items ...

Upcoming Events


Events in October 2019

  • West Newton Borough Council Work Session
  • Rocktober Fest
  • Chipping Available
  • West Newton Borough Council Voting Meeting
  • Chipping Available
  • Youghiogheny River Canoe Cleanup
  • Chipping Available
  • Halloween Parade
  • Chipping Available

West Newton Borough

112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm.

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