East Penn Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Farmers Market opens May 18

Macungie Borough Council discussed the creation of two postcards announcing an open house at the Macungie Institute and the opening of the farmers market at the May 1 meeting.

The Macungie Institute event is scheduled 5 to 7 p.m. June 12. Postcards would be sent to local companies and organizations who might be interested in renting out a room in the Macungie Institute for an event.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Police chief reports on citations issued for truck drivers

The April 28 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a report from Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer on enforcing truck routes in the area. Palmer said he has written about 80 citations in April for truck drivers not staying on the trucking routes. He also said there needs to be better signage for Congdon Hill Drive.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Contract renewed with refuse and recycling hauler

The Emmaus Borough Council voted to expand their refuse and recycling contract with J.P. Mascaro & Sons for another year at its May 1 meeting.

Mascaro’s vice president of sales and operations manager met with the health, sanitation and codes committee to discuss the upcoming contract as well as concerns residents and council members had.

“We went over a few of the issues that have come up over the past year, and some of the things that we see and hear from people in the borough,” Councilman Jeff Shubzda said.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

April 27

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. Henry Kradjel will share experiences and memories of his Zionsville country store and the post office. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4376. Visitors are welcome.

April 29

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold its 19th annual used book sale 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6229 Lower Macungie Road.

Education is key to stopping drug epidemic

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Education is pivotal in the continued attempts to address the heroin epidemic.

“One of our biggest problems is heroin,” John Sienkiewicz, president of Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet, said at a recent STEP-Up Tamaqua meeting. “What they’re doing now is a diabetic needle.”

Sienkiewicz said the diabetic needles are sold at Walmart by the box of 100.

Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet purchased a mock drug board for educational purposes through donations and fundraisers.