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The future of Ore Alley decided for now

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council met Feb. 8 with more than 10 residents attending, mostly to hear about an inquiry from Dave Kutzor of Keystone Consulting Inc. about the possibility of vacating Ore Alley beginning at Ash Alley to West Front Street.

JMR Enterprises LLC, of Emmaus, inquired if it is worth spending the time and money involved to submit a plan. Kutzor reviewed a large sketch plan of the proposal and gave council the results of traffic studies captured by closed circuit cameras during the day on a Friday.

Results showed 10 cars in a 12-hour period drove on Ore Alley.

Student of the Week

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Nicholas Mazzella

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is physics. I love learning about how and why things work the way they do and as I am planning to study engineering I am looking forward to continuing studying physics in college.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Chloe Mathieu

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: If I had to pick a favorite subject, I’d have to choose English. I love discussing ambiguous texts and hearing how everything can be interpreted differently based on the specific reader. I also enjoy challenging myself to become a better writer.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Council meeting has ‘standing room only’ crowd

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council President Ron DeIaco invited Jeffrey Ott of Ott Consulting, Inc. to give a PowerPoint presentation, “When it Rains it Drains” at the Jan. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

The stormwater requirements of the federal Clean Water Act are administered under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Program.

The presentation was an overview of the borough’s water management program to keep the water pure and clean.

Alburtis fire company trains new volunteers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

The Alburtis Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 boasts two new volunteers.

Ryan Andreas and Kyle Lehman join Damian Nemeth and Matthew Molcham, all of whom are students at Emmaus High School, as new junior firefighters with the company.

Andreas lives in Alburtis with his parents and two brothers. The only other person in his family who was a firefighter is an uncle.

Andreas and Molcham volunteered together and for similar reasons.

“Basically it was something to do and keep me out of trouble. It will look good on a resume,” Andreas said.

Borough authorizes land lease agreement with Verizon Wireless

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Jan. 4 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Mayor Kathleen Palmer gave the oath of office to four newly elected officials: Ronald DeIaco and Stephen Kaufman and re-elected council members Margaret McCormack and Sherryann Oels.

Newly elected President Ron DeIaco opened the Jan. 13 council meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lena Derr

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is English. I have always enjoyed reading and expressing myself through writing.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have been on the honor roll at Emmaus every quarter I have been there.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Vishnu Bhaskar

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in the 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is computer science. I think it’s really fun to program and I’m good at it.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I received the Academic Excellence Award for having a 4.0 GPA for all high school years.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am involved in soccer, American Computer Science League, Future Business Leaders of America and Pennsylvania Mathematics League.