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Friday, November 15, 2019

Emmaus holds resident drop-off day for hard-to-dispose-of household items

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

What do you do with large household trash items such as big, old television consoles and old tires that aren’t acceptable for disposal at the curb on trash day?

Recognizing the need for residents to be able to purge their households of hard-to-get-rid-of items, Emmaus Borough Council member Jeff Shubzda organized the borough’s first drop-off day at the Emmaus Fire Training Ground property along Kline’s Lane Oct. 5.


Friday, October 25, 2019 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Krippe out as emergency manager

In a surprise move Oct. 17, Upper Milford Township supervisors fired Emergency Manager James Krippe after about two and half years of service. In a post-meeting interview Supervisor Robert Sentner said the supervisors “wanted to go in a different direction.”

“We want to look at some other applicants,” Sentner said.

Krippe said that since no one had ever complained about his work, he thought that he was fired for unspecified “personal” reasons. “They dismissed,” Krippe said. “They gave no reason whatsoever.”


Friday, October 25, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Mack Trucks land development plan approved

During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Oct. 17, Resolution 2019-33 was approved.

This resolution has been through various stages and will allow an extended parking lot for trucks at 3350 Gehman Road. It is a 20-acre truck storage and employee parking lot serving the Mack Trucks manufacturing facility. The resolution meets all requirements for the Lehigh County Planning Commission by avoiding the 100-year floodplain.


Friday, October 25, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Plan for upcoming zoning debate;

A brief Emmaus Borough Council meeting was held in borough hall Oct. 21.

It was noted a public hearing and second reading pertaining to an area at Furnace and South Second streets will take place at the Nov. 4 meeting.

Back in September, developer Jeff Trainer came before council with 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. Council will be voting to change the areas to a high density residential office zoning district.


Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury police reach out to community at South Mall Coffee with a Cop event

Making good on his desire to provide opportunities for community input, newly appointed Salisbury Police Department Chief Kevin J. Soberick, along with several other department officers, hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at the South Mall Starbucks Coffee Company store Oct. 14.

Soberick listened as a number of township residents took the opportunity to ask questions about department activities and to let the officers know of areas in the township where vehicular traffic, or vandals, indicate a trouble spot.

Article By: The Press

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News

2019 Emmaus Halloween Parade prize winners

Marching Group

First – Pup-kin – Bostons, Frenchies & English Bulldogs

Second – Cub Scout Pack #431 - Racing

Third – Save the Youth – Mountainville Outlawz Football & Cheering

Marching Group with a Float

First – Wizard of AHHS – Sharon Plessel School of Dance

Second – Addams Family – Seagreaves/Joyce Family

Third – Greatest Team on Earth – Salisbury Youth Association Cheerleading

Fourth – Zombie Fire Co. – Michael Reese

Fifth – Alien Invasion – Cub Scout Pack #25

Mini Floats


Friday, October 25, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Police hold checkpoint on Main Street

Macungie police provided a report of police activity for September at the Oct. 21 Macungie Borough Council meeting. Police said there were 206 incidents during the month. Criminal charges were filed against six individuals and the police assisted with 10 medical emergencies.

A DUI checkpoint was set up recently on Main Street. A total of 382 vehicles went through the checkpoint.