East Penn Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Two-alarm fire causes heavy damage at Lanze Lane home

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

A two-alarm fire at a dwelling at 3064 Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township, caused heavy damage before being brought under control in about two hours by firefighters from several area fire stations Nov. 7.

After being notified by a caller that flames were showing, the Lehigh County 911 Center dispatched units from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire companies.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Residents frustrated over proposed apartments

Emmaus Borough Hall was filled to standing room only as residents showed up at the Nov. 4 Emmaus Borough Council meeting and public hearing to express their concerns for the proposed zoning district.

Developer Jeff Trainer came before council in September regarding a proposed zoning change for 6.1 acres of land at 300 Furnace St. and 2.7 acres of land on 326 S. Second St. The properties are currently zoned as light industrial and conservation residential and council will vote on whether to change the areas to a high dentistry residential office zoning district.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Borough discusses trash contract

The Nov. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with a change in Halloween plans from the Mayor’s report.

Mayor Kathleem Palmer decided to move trick-or-treat from Halloween night to Nov. 1 out of concern for public safety due to weather conditions.

Following that, public comments began with a discussion by Sam Augustine about trash service providers.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISMTAN in Local News

Council reviews finances and reports

Macungie Borough Council’s Nov. 4 meeting covered various topics including previous meeting minute approvals, reports and requests.

Council discussed public comment regarding engineering fees for Streetscape Phases I, II and IV. An audience member agreed with these concerns and further questioned the borough about fees pertaining to the installation of an island and crosswalks and lane painting.

Council President Chris Becker clarified the current program of discussion only installed an island and no crosswalks.