East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Council bids farewell to Mascaro

Emmaus Borough Council announced at its Sept. 4 meeting Whitetail Disposal, of Montgomery County, will take over as the borough’s refuse and recycle hauler starting next year.

The new trash hauler will also come with a new schedule, which will involve splitting up the trash and recycling pick up over a three day period in Emmaus. Councilman Jeff Shubzda said this will make it easier for trucks to get in and out of Emmaus and affect less of the school traffic.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Council hears update on Emmaus library construction

At the Sept. 4 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Emmaus Library Trustee Barbara Levinson spoke about construction at the Emmaus Public Library.

The construction progress is on time. There was a $25,000 donation received anonymously which was matched. Further donations are still being sought for inside furnishings.

There will be a drop box for library materials at Macungie Borough Hall in the near future.

The summer reading program went very well.

Levinson also told council members Amy Resh, the Emmaus Public Library director, is resigning.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Proclamations for township manager presented

At the Sept. 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from various public offices, commissioners and others expressed their appreciation for Township Manager Bruce Fosselman upon his retirement.

Fosselman has served the public for 41 years with 10 years in Lower Macungie Township.

“The township would not be where it is today without Fosselman,” President Ronald Beitler said.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Moving up, moving back and moving out

East Penn School District Superintendent Kristen Campbell presented the East Penn School Board with candidates they enthusiastically approved for two vacant assistant superintendent positions at the Sept. 10 meeting. Laura Witman was promoted from within the district to the assistant superintendent job previously held by Campbell.

Former Emmaus High School health and fitness teacher Douglas Povilaitis, who later found employment with the North Penn School District, returned “home” to East Penn to fill the position previously held by Denise Torma who recently retired.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

State offers grants,

Four state senators spoke with the media in a web conference Aug. 15 to tout the new Comprehensive School Safety bill, Act 44, which provides $60 million for safety improvement grants for all of Pennsylvania’s 800 districts and other school entities, such as Vo-Tech.

Sponsors, state Sens. Jay Costa, D-43rd, Wayne Langerholc, R-35th, Jim Brewster, D-45th, and Mike Regan, R-31st, reviewed highlights and answered press questions for an hour.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kenny Knapp serves 65 years as firefighter and fire policeman

Kenny Knapp, of Lower Milford Township, knows what it means to serve in the community where you live.

At a time when community organizations have a hard time finding volunteers, that was not the case for Knapp.

Knapp, born in Silverdale, was never a kid who loved to hang around the firehouse but got interested through his father, George, who had an auto repair shop and worked on the fire equipment for 20 years.

When the Silverdale Fire Company purchased a 1947 Maxim truck, Knapp and his father went to Massachusetts to pick it up.