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No action taken on residents' request to repair road not owned by township

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has rejected a plea from several eastern Salisbury Township residents to mitigate what they say are stormwater drainage problems resulting from a township stormwater culvert and a road to the residents' homes.

Township officials have determined the road is not a township road and, therefore, the township is not obligated to repair it and could be subject to liabilities if it did.

Also, based on a recent public inspection, the township consulting engineer concluded the culvert is not a cause of the problem.

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.

'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "Lincoln").

"Jurassic Park" is "Jaws" of the jungle.

'Steel City Enduro' mountain bike race planned for July 14 in Walking Purchase Park

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

With the intention of more frequent reports by the Valley Mountain Bikers to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners comes the announcement of "Steel City Enduro," a mountain bike race, July 14 in Walking Purchase Park.

Also, according to VMB members, hunting is allegedly taking place in the park. It is prohibited there.

"We thought it would be nice to come in periodically," Jon R. Roth, the new VMB president said in announcing the race, which was held for the first time last year.

Doug Roth: The other side of D Smash

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was Dougie Roth's last show.

And, true to form, it was Dougie's show all the way.

Family members recalled a talent raw and near-genius, a personality at once hilarious and often off-putting and, in the end, a brother, a son, an uncle and brother-in-law who, after being a brother in arms seemingly railing against the world achieved an apotheosis of, if not contentment, then peace with family, friends, and so it seemed, himself.

Police K-9 Unit notes 10th anniversary

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Last of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department K-9 Unit notes its 10th anniversary next month.

The first K-9 Unit was put into service in May 2003.

According to the 2012 Annual Report released to the township Board of Commissioners and the media by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles, "The K-9 Unit has become a very important part of the department.

"The unit was responsible for taking more than $40,000 worth of illegal drugs of the street.

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones" (1960 - '66) for me the tabula rasa of prehistoric humor.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Report: Officer training brings results

Third of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department completed a number of training programs in 2012.

Additonally, the police department obtained grants totaling $21,875.28, which helped result in 1,328 vehicle stops and 319 traffic citations.

The list of officer training programs takes up two pages in the 2012 annual report presented to the township board of commissioners by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Vote to oppose city water, sewer sale again rejected after resident's plea

A plea to take a stance on the privitization of the City of Allentown water and sewer system has again been rejected by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

However, township officials may take a second look.

"I would like the commissioners to voice some kind of opposition to the Allentown water and sewer plan," Dr. Michael Sinclair, a heart surgeon who lives in Salisbury Township, said during the public comment portion of the March 14 township meeting in the Municipal Building.