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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors to meet with PennDOT

Upper Milford Township supervisors will hold a special meeting with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1:30 p.m. April 8 to air some of the complaints supervisors expressed last month about the state agency.

The meeting is open to the public, but Supervisor Robert Sentner advised residents just to come and listen; if too many people want to talk, the PennDOT representatives may leave.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Egg Hunt April 4

Easter is this Sunday, and what would Easter be without the annual Easter egg hunt in Vera Cruz sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association. This year's event will be held promptly 1 p.m. April 4 at Mystic Chain Park, Main Road East, Vera Cruz.

All children up to age 12 are invited to participate. Special prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 610-967-5432.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors blast PennDOT performance

Upper Milford supervisor Robert Sentner delivered a blistering attack on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during supervisors' March 19 meeting.

From potholes along Route 29 to a lack of response to township officials' concerns about safety at the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Indian Creek Road, Sentner said the state agency has failed to provide adequate service to the township, not only during recent snowstorms, but long before.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Service Electric explains digital conversion

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Representatives of Service Electric Cable TV attended the March 19 Upper Milford supervisors meeting to explain the digital conversion program now going on in the township.

About 25 people were in attendance at the meeting, including members of Cub Scout Troop 31, Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, who were fulfilling their community service requirement.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN All-you-can-eat dinners and breakfasts are on the menu

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, is offering two chances to eat out this month.

A family style all-you-can-eat homemade Dutch potpie dinner will be served 4 to 7 p.m. March 7.

The menu includes Dutch potpie, buttered carrots, pickled beets, applesauce, rolls, coffee, tea and pie for dessert.

There is a charge for guests 6 years old and over. For information, call 610-966-5242. The dinner is sponsored by the church's social and aid society.

Old Zionsville UCC also will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. March 21.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Service Electric changes are concern for Upper Milford customers

Some Upper Milford residents are concerned and confused by changes by Service Electric to their cable television service, township supervisors said at the Feb. 19 meeting.

Service Electric, the township's exclusive cable provider, is going totally digital and has informed customers they need a new box to access their cable. The box for the first television in a household is free, but customers must pay for a box for each additional television.

"And they should," supervisor Robert Sentner said.

'Sounding The Alarm'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Focus

Upper Milford Township supervisor's book recounts 30 years as fireman and the need for more volunteers

"It's a story that needs to be told," Upper Milford Township Supervisor George DeVault says of his recently published book, "Fire Call!"

While the book is largely a memoir of DeVault's three decades as a volunteer firefighter, the important story is the threat to communities nationwide posed by the decline in the number of volunteers who are taking on this vital work. Appropriately, the book's subtitle is "Sounding The Alarm To Save Our Vanishing Volunteers."

Upper Milford Township County executive visits Upper Milford Township

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller was in the audience for the Feb. 5 Upper Milford supervisors meeting.

Muller told supervisors he has visited meetings at the other 24 county municipalities. The meeting was his first visit to Upper Milford Township in his efforts to see what is really going on at the local level.

At Upper Milford Feb. 9, Muller did not see much.

After spending almost all of their workshop meeting in executive session to discuss personnel issues, supervisors conducted the rest of the night's business in just seven minutes.

Upper Milford Supervisors

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors table preliminary approval of adult community

After a lengthy discussion with representatives of Kay Builders, Upper Milford Township supervisors Jan. 22 tabled the developer's request for preliminary approval of the plan for the Fields at Indian Creek, a 55-and-over community with more than 200 homes located on and around the property of the former Indian Creek golf course.

Supervisors said they would like to see some comments on the plan from the Lehigh County Conservation District before they grant approval.