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'Twilight''s last gleaming

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," fifth and final in the series, should please fans of the Stephenie Meyer novel and movie series.

For non-fans, "Breaking Dawn" signals it's time to put the brakes on "The Twilight Saga."

"Part 2" is an extended coda, with not much new happening that didn't happen in "Part 1," i.e., the marriage of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and the birth of their daughter, Renesmee.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Key new zoning provisions underscored

The consultant for the new Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance recently briefed Planning Commission members on key changes.

Planners reviewed the 239-plus page document, copies of which were provided to the media, at the 1-1/2- hour Nov. 13 meeting in the township Municipal Building.

Planners are expected to continue their review of the ordinance at their next meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held. The hearing date has not been announced.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Police Log

July through September police report released

Activity by the Salisbury Township Police Department continued to be brisk during the fourth quarter, according to a report released to the township Board of Commissioners.

Dispatched calls, which were in the 500-plus range for the first sixth months, topped 600 in each of the months of July and August.

Incident reports were also up, consistently topping 500.

There were also increases in ambulance and fire calls, and thefts.

Here is a breakdown of statistics by category, based on a report released this month by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles:

'Wreck-It' an apt description

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Imagine having raspy-voiced John C. Reilly and whiny-voiced Sarah Silverman yelling, cajoling and yakking at you for one hour and 48 minutes.

That's one way to describe "Wreck-It Ralph," a garishly-colored, frantic, not very funny animated feature from Walt Disney.

The words of Vanellope, a Bratz doll style character voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman, used to describe Ralph, a Shrek-like character voiced by John C. Reilly ("Step Brothers," "Chicago" supporting actor Oscar nomination), best describe "Wreck-It Ralph" itself: "so freakishly annoying."


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new tire and auto repair firm has been approved for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 0, with one member absent Oct. 25, to approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.

The township Planning Commission voted Sept. 11 to recommend approval of the Kost plan to commissioners.

salisbury township board of commissioners

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is seeking to hire two additional officers and the Salisbury Township Public Works Department is seeking to hire two additional employees.

Those were two of the topics during a one-hour 2012 township budget discussion during the Oct. 25 workshop session following the second monthly regular meeting of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

St. Luke's Emergency Transport committed to continuing service

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

$360,000 loss posted, according to official

St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Services (SLETS) responded to 340 emergency 911 calls year to date.

The statistics were contained in a report presented by Kermit Gorr, St. Luke's executive director of emergency and transportation services, to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the Oct. 25 meeting.

There were 3,160 mailings sent to township residents in 2011 with 25 percent of the residents participating in the subscription drive, according to Gorr.

A subscription drive was sent last week to township residents and business owners.

'The Perks' of teen-age angst

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Each decade, one and sometimes a handful of films is embraced by and-or define and seem to symbolize a generation of high school and college-age youth.

In the 1950s, of course, it was "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955).

The 1960's brings "The Graduate" (1967) to mind.

In the 1970s, there was "American Graffiti" (1973), "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), "Grease" (1978) and "Animal House" (1978).

'Bird Town' may fly in Salisbury Township

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Environmental Council backs Audubon program

Salisbury Township appears to be migrating toward being designated as a "Bird Town."

The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society, encourages habitat maintenance and property owners' efforts to encourage the habitation of natural bird species.

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council heard a presentation about the program at its October monthly meeting.