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Movie Review: X out this 'X-Men'

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Summer blockbuster movies are orbiting in the Marvel Comics universe.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" uses the plot device of time travel to bring "X-Men" superheroes old and new into the blockbuster fold.

The results are entertaining at best, confusing at worst.

I wasn't a fan of Marvel Comics and DC Comics as a child. Walt Disney, Archie Comics and Classics Illustrated were more my style. I'm not particularly enamored of so-called graphic novels. R. Crumb and Zap Comix were more my speed.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Brown urges support of radar guns

It's the law.

And Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles and the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners don't agree with it.

Township officials are gunning for radar.

Too often, they say, speeding motorists have flown under the radar in Salisbury and other municipalities in Pennsylvania.

Township Board of Commissioners President James A. Brown would like the township to go on record as supporting the use of radar guns to enforce speed limits.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD Of COMMISSIONERs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fire inspectors hired

The lead fire inspector has been hired and three other fire inspectors have been announced in Salisbury Township.

Lead Salisbury Township Fire Inspector Dustin Grow, an Allentown Fire Department Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician, was introduced by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles to township commissioners at the May 22 township meeting.

"We'll get the others [fire inspectors] on board, too," Stiles said.

Movie Review: Don't go, go, go to 'Godzilla'

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound,

He pulls the spitting high tension wires down."

- "Godzilla,"

Blue Oyster Cult

"Godzilla" is one big dumb beast of a movie.

"Godzilla" has impressive computer-generated special effects, excellent production values and a cast of fine actors.

That can't rescue a poorly-conceived story, predictable screenplay and choppy directing.

"Godzilla" is front-loaded with a back-story about nuclear power plant official Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his scientist wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche).

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Restrictions on political campaign signs rejected under new zoning ordinance

With the May primary election campaigns in mind and the freedoms for the reason Memorial Day is observed, Salisbury Township officials were advised to not limit political speech.

The result is a limitation on political campaign signs is being eliminated from the proposed new zoning ordinance in Salisbury.

The draft of the ordinance had stated there would be a limit of two signs per candidate or issue.

Movie Review: 'Spider-Man' amazes yet again

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

How amazing is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? Pretty amazing.

Thanks to terrific casting, "TASM2" pulls you in and makes the characters and storyline stick.

Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network," 2010) is a slender, tentative, conflicted Peter Parker-Spider-Man. He is tremulous of voice, with a perplexed look, complete with furrowed brow, and body language that's more puppy dog than pit bull. Even in the Spider-Man suit, Garfield projects world-weariness and a snarky attitude.

Spotlight On: Paul Barrere's Feat do the walking at the Peak

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For 45 years, Little Feat has been at the forefront of what became Americana and jam-band music.

"Little Feat was known as this band of eclectic guys who would perform all these styles of music and a lot of improv like the jazz septets of the 1950s," says Paul Barrere, guitarist, a member of Little Feat since 1972, joining after the release of "Sailing Shoes."

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Minor lot subdivision approved along East Emmaus Avenue

A minor lot subdivision has been approved along East Emmaus Avenue in Salisbury Township.

There are two existing lots and two existing houses. There will be one new lot and one new house.

A combined driveway will provide access.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted 6-0, with one planner absent, to approve a minor lot subdivision for a 4.2-acre lot at 1524 E. Emmaus Ave. and a 3-acre lot at 1550 Herbert St. Richard Schreiter made the motion. Glenn Miller seconded it.

Barbara Litzenberger owns both lots, which are in the R-3 Zoning District.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Officials do not want Legacy Place construction trailer parked along street

A request to park a construction site trailer along a street in western Salisbury Township will not be granted.

The approximate 12- foot by 44-foot office trailer is to be used by Serfass Construction Co., Inc., contractor for the $6.5-million project, Legacy Place Cottages, two single-story buildings, 2051 Bevin Drive.

"Our ordinance does not regulate that," Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano told commissioners at the April 24 township meeting.