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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Planners discuss addition of Arby’s and CVS

The Oct. 10 Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission meeting began with the discussion of an expansion of the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

The expansion adds access to Indian Creek Road and would improve the gymnasium. The township is waiting to hear if they will receive a grant for a playground.

There was also discussion of the 1935 Willow Lane property. The property was previously the location of Willows Family Restaurant. The applicants want to reopen the restaurant without changing property dimensions.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 18

Emmaus Historical Society program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody will guide the audience down the untamed frontier trail, talk about his exciting adventures as a Pony Express rider, Army scout, bison hunter and internationally acclaimed showman. The program is free to members and non-members.

Oct. 19


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Business owners voice concerns over streetscape project

Macungie Borough Council began its Oct. 16 meeting with a discussion regarding the Main Street Streetscape Plan. There has been a significant amount of concern from citizens and business owners regarding the Main Street Streetscape Plan, but Macungie Borough Council President Chis Becker is not discouraged.

“It takes a vision and persistence to make change,” Becker said.

“The whole point of the project is to slow traffic down entering the borough. It helps with our sense of community,” Becker said.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Zoning change for proposed townhouses passes; residents not happy

Emmaus Borough Council approved a zoning change involving the proposed Townhouses at South Mountain at the council meeting Oct. 16.

The new proposed townhouse community will be located on the 9.85 acres located between Tilghman and Arch streets and will allow a proposed 49-unit townhouse development. The zoning change request was put forward by W2B2, LLC, who bought the property from Rodale.

Election Policy

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the Oct. 4 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Council members discuss flag collection

Special to The Press

Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer began the Oct. 11 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council with a moment of silence for the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting. Palmer mentioned she knew someone who lost a family member in the attack.

Boy Scout Troop 86 Scoutmaster Les Bowers asked about the possibility of having a place at Alburtis Borough Hall to collect retired flags. The flags would be collected four times a year and the Troop will have a flag retirement ceremony.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In the Sept. 27 edition of The Press, we reported on the Lantern Festival at Bell Gate Farm scheduled for Oct. 14.

Although the Lower Milford Township Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind the permit for the event, we did not mention it was contingent on approval from Solicitor Mark Cappuccio.

Solicitor Mark Cappuccio reported at the Oct. 5 meeting the permit could not be rescinded.