Salisbury Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Flexer Avenue area subdivision again tabled for review

A five-lot subdivision has been tabled by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, township planners at the Aug. 13 meeting, on a motion by Secretary Glenn Miller, seconded by Richard Hassick, tabled the preliminary plan for a major subdivision proposed by Plot 886, LLC, at 905 Flexer Ave. and 2882 East Texas Blvd. (Flexer Avenue).

The project proposes “the construction of five homes with a minimum lot size of 9,600-square-feet as required in the Rural Residential Zoning District of R-3 referenced as Medium Low-Density dwellings.”

‘It’s about the audience’ Easton State Theatre’s Shelley Brown previews venue’s 2019-2020 season

Friday, August 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 93rd season of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, as with previous seasons, is a work in progress.

“We’re confirming things right and left that we add,” says State Theatre President and CEO Shelley Brown.

Tickets for the new season at the State Theatre go on sale to the public Aug. 15. Tickets for State Theatre members went on sale Aug. 1.

“The biggest challenge is confirming things for the brochure. That’s the basis for the season, to which we continually add. There’s always more,” Brown continues.

Review: ‘Lion King’

Friday, August 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

I went to see “The Lion King” prepared to not like it.

Try as I do to not read or hear reviews before I see a movie to review, it was difficult to avoid the buzz for “The Lion King.” Publicity about the movie, which opened with a near-record $185 million at the box office in its first weekend and has grossed $473 million to date in the United States, was everywhere.

Call it “The Lion” Ca-Ching.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fair Districts PA makes plea to end gerrymandering

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is considering a vote on a proposal from Fair Districts PA that would address gerrymandering.

Fair Districts PA calls itself “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.”

“We’re asking the board to support an independent citizens commission,” Terry Schettini, a volunteer for Fair Districts PA, said to commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township meeting.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Residents raise concerns again about stormwater, speeding vehicles

Concerns about stormwater and speeding vehicles again were voiced by residents to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Commissioners, township police and public works department officials said they will look into the alleged speeding by vehicles.

When it comes to stormwater, Mother Nature was cited as the culprit.

Allentown Band is all on board for Buster Keaton classic

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Allentown Band is on board to perform a live soundtrack for the 1926 Buster Keaton silent film, “The General,” to be shown on the big screen, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

“I’m using Civil War music whenever I can,” says Allentown Band Conductor Ron Demkee, “but also the kind of background music that fits the action onscreen. There are obvious chase scenes.”

Review: ‘Once’ again

Friday, August 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You pretty much know what you’re going to get with a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

There’s going to be knucklehead characters just on this side, or that side, of the law.

There’s going to be pop culture-infused quippy dialogue and visuals.

And there’s going to be an explosion, or explosions, of violence.

You get all this and more in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood.”

Curtain Rises: Clair Freeman a natural to direct ‘Avenue Q’ at Pennsylvania Playhouse

Friday, August 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Avenue Q” might not be your grandfather’s or grandmother’s musical. It could be your millennialist’s musical, though.

“Maybe it’s because I’m a professor at two colleges, I talk to a lot of young people,” says Clair M. Freeman, an adjunct faculty member in the Cedar Crest College performing arts department and the Northampton Community College theater department.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Plan review extension granted for Flexer Avenue subdivision

An extension has been granted for a proposed subdivision in western Salisbury Township for the purpose of a further review of the plan.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the July 11 meeting, to approve a motion to accept the granting of a time extension for the plan review of Plot 886 LLC.

The plan was to expire July 24. The plan review has been extended to Sept. 13. The township planning commission’s June and July meetings were canceled.

Curtain Rises: Clair Freeman a natural to direct ‘Avenue Q’ at Pennsylvania Playhouse

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Avenue Q” might not be your grandfather’s or grandmother’s musical. It could be your millennialist’s musical, though.

“Maybe it’s because I’m a professor at two colleges, I talk to a lot of young people,” says Clair M. Freeman, an adjunct faculty member in the Cedar Crest College performing arts department and the Northampton Community College theater department.