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MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Friends of the Macungie Institute bylaws being reviewed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The Friends of the Macungie Institute have found themselves under scrutiny by Macungie Borough Council, some of whom feel the group is not separated clearly from the trustees of the institute.

In particular, Debra Cope and council President Jean Nagle have been looking into an issue of the Friends' bylaws, which they claim is based on some unclear wording concerning "comingling" of trustees and voting members of the Friends, and which has hitherto been allowing the trustees too much control over who of the Friends votes and who or what they vote for.

Postal unit opens at Emmaus Avenue Laundromat

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Residents who live in the vicinity of Emmaus Avenue can now mail packages, pick up stamps and take care of other mailing needs while doing their laundry.

The Emmaus Avenue Laundromat, 2825 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, has been approved as a new Contract Postal Unit and is ready to serve the public with their postal needs.

A grand opening celebration was held Sept. 12.

A full line of postal products is available to customers 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Property owner responsible for detention pond maintenance, supervisors say

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors, following up a request made at a previous meeting, told a Mink Estates couple they are responsible for maintenance of a detention pond on their property.

At their Sept. 20 meeting, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors and Edgar and Dolores Hausman the township solicitor has researched the deed, development plan and Homeowners Association agreement and determined the pond maintenance is the responsibility of the owner of the property.

The Hausmans had complained the condition of the pond is deteriorating.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Committees being formed to review books on suggested reading list

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Special to The Press

Despite rousing cries for action from opponents and supporters, East Penn school board will not discuss the question of whether to include two hotly contested materials on the curriculum until their next meeting.

At the Sept. 10 meeting, parents of East Penn students presented excerpts from two books on the suggested summer reading list for ninth and 10th grades allegedly featuring material of a sexually explicit nature.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Scholarship competition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 has announced the 66th Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Students must write and record a three to five minute essay on the theme, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present the recording, typed essay and entry form to the local VFW Post by Nov. 1. Post winners advance to district; first place district winner advances to the state competion.