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Residents present donation to police department

Friday, March 4, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Police Chief Robert Palmer received a donation of $9,631 from residents Dr. Waqas Ahmed, an adult cardiologist and Dr. Sohail Abbas, an adult psychiatrist to cover the cost of new computers needed for police patrol cars at the Feb. 24 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Ahmed and his family moved from southeast Kentucky to Alburtis six to eight months ago. He and his brother-in-law Abbas bought new homes in Alburtis and, after settling in, decided they wanted to do something for the community.

Jacob Feiertag

Friday, March 4, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is physics. Physics can be applied to every aspect of life, especially in sports. My physics class with Collin Riegel, Matt Hamati and Ian Nakao was the most fun class I was ever a part of at Emmaus High School.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Murphy Pan

Thursday, February 25, 2016 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 mathematics because it is a very rational topic and it explains many physical phenomena.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: This has been a very special award to me and I thank you for that. I have received other awards and these include the National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and just AP Scholar. I have also received many other awards but they are not as notable.

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.