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Thursday, September 21, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Future development discussed

The Sept. 12 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of the Fleming Minor Subdivision.

The lot in question has steep slopes and is wooded. A right of way and frontage improvements on Sweetwood Drive were discussed. Planning commission members asked about a recreation fee and a traffic impact fee. There was a request for a sidewalk along Sweetwood Drive.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Plans to build cell tower on ball field fail

The Sept. 13 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with the discussion of a resolution for a cell tower that would be built on borough property.

The cell tower was discussed at a previous meeting. Verizon wanted to build a cell tower on the edge of the borough’s baseball field. It was suggested a 300-foot fence be built around the field and have the cell tower just beyond the field. There was a debate about whether the fence would have an impact on how games were played on the field.

Homer Royer retires as senior pastor at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Homer Royer, senior pastor at the historic Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, along Devonshire Road, in the western portion of Salisbury Township, preached his last sermon and said goodbye to his congregation Aug. 13.

Titling his message “Benediction,” Royer spoke of where he’s been on his life’s journey and where he is headed.

By Aug. 15, he and his wife, Susan, were winging their way to western Germany where their youngest daughter is married to a German national who is studying to be a preacher.


Thursday, September 14, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Macungie Ambulance paramedic remembers those who helped him

Macungie Ambulance paramedic Andrew Miller was drawn to his profession by “those who came to help me,” as he was growing up, suffering maybe more than his share of cuts and bruises “just being a kid.”

“As I was growing up, I spent a lot of time outside playing with other kids,” Miller said. “Just look at the scars and you’ll see I got banged up a lot. We did not grow up with video games or other electronic diversions. We played outside all the time and it was just a given that cuts and scrapes were inevitable.”