East Penn Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Committee reviews fire department; findings reported

Macungie Borough Council’s May 22 meeting brought many answers – and many questions – to issues surrounding the Macungie Fire Department.

Council President Chris Becker acknowledged a special committee consisting of several current and former area firemen has met several times over the last two months in order to give a thorough review of the fire department’s assets. The committee was formed after the fire department wished to increase its $40,000 annual budget and is still currently reviewing the department.

Magisterial District Judge

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Vote for one - 6-year term in each ward

Magisterial District 31-2-03 (Emmaus Borough, Macungie Borough and Lower Macungie Township Districts 3, 8 and 9)

Donna R. Butler, 1,654 votes

Magisterial District 31-3-02 (Alburtis Borough, Lower Macungie Township Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and Upper Macungie Townships)

Michael Faulkner, 2,530 votes

Magisterial District 31-1-08 (Allentown Ward 16 and Salisbury Township)

Kyle B. Miller, 676 votes; Michael J. Pochron, 1,214 votes

East Penn School District Director

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Lower Macungie and Upper Milford townships

Vote for not more than four - 4-year term

On the Democratic ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,574 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 870 votes; Sherrine M. Eid, 926 votes; Ellen Zimmer Lewis, 1,221 votes; Z. W. Munson, 1,006 votes; Adam Smith, 958 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 605 votes

On the Republican ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,275 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 1,406 votes, Sherrine M. Eid, 739 votes, Z. W. Munson, 1,275 votes, Adam Smith, 1,482 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 1,182 votes


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Commissioner Ben Galiardo resigns

At the May 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Ben Galiardo submitted his resignation effective May 18. He and his wife are relocating to the South New Jersey area. With regret, the commissioners accepted his resignation.

Fire Chief David Nosal spoke of Galiardo’s 37 years of service with the fire department. “You’re a part of the reason the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department has done so well.”


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

EHS principal appointed

The East Penn School District Board of School Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Katherine Kieres as Emmaus High School principal at the May 22 meeting. The former assistant principal at EHS from 2006 to 2011, and more recently, the assistant superintendent at Palisades School District, will replace David Piperato at the end of the school year. Piperato had resigned from the position to become the superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District.