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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

James A. Brown re-elected president; Debra Brinton elected vice president

Salisbury Commissioner James A. Brown was re-elected president and Commissioner Debra Brinton was elected vice president for the first time of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Brinton succeeds Commissioner Robert Martucci, Jr., who did not attend the special Jan. 6 township reorganization meeting when commissioner-elect Brown, Commissioner- elect James Seagreaves and Tax Collector-elect Linda J. Minger were sworn in to new terms by District Judge Michael J. Pochron.

Movie Review: Hungry like 'The Wolf'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.

"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors, professional athletes, and Middle East potentates.

Movie Review: 'Smaug' alert for 'The Hobbit'

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Let's make this perfectly clear.

This movie review contains a spoiler.

Spoiler alert!

You've heard of that.

It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIp BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

State funding approved for Lindberg Park walking path

A Commonwealth grant for Lindberg Park has been approved, allowing work on the park's perimeter walking path to get underway

The $177,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources matches a previously-approved $160,000 grant in the Green Future Fund administered by Lehigh County.

"We got a Christmas present from DCNR," said Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano in announcing receipt of the Commonwealth grant at the Dec. 19, 2013 township board of commissioners meeting.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fire prevention program approved for fire safety officers, building inspections

Salisbury Township officials expect to implement a new township-wide building inspection program in 2014.

The program is intended to ensure property owners comply with fire prevention laws, with the hope it will prevent fires, improve safety for residents and increase safety for firefighters and police should a fire occur.

To set the program in motion, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at the Dec. 19 , 2013 meeting to approve the fire prevention and life safety ordinance.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Proposed zoning ordinance under intense scrutiny

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission is continuing its review of the proposed new township zoning ordinance.

Planners held a Dec. 3, 2013 workshop on a date when the Zoning Hearing Board did not meet because of a lack of zoning submissions.

The planners' regular Dec. 10, 2013 meeting was canceled because of a snowstorm.

Planners are next to meet 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, in the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., when they are again expected to discuss the ordinance. Planners' meetings are open to the public.

'Anchorman' continues laughs

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Recently, you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing Will Ferrell portraying Ron Burgundy.

In car commercials, promotional segments and actual broadcast news shows, there was Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, never breaking character.

In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell continues the ruse as Ron Burgundy.

Ferrell, co-writing the screenplay with his producing-writing partner, Adam McKay, who is back to direct "Anchorman 2," misses no opportunity to show how dim-witted, self-absorbed, politically-incorrect and oblivious to it all is Ron Burgundy.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2014 municipal budget approved, includes 13.3 percent tax hike

Salisbury Township property owners will see a .19 mill, or 13.37 percent, increase in the township real estate tax.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at its Dec. 19 meeting to approve a motion for the 2014 budget and 5-0 to approve the 2014 budget and tax rate ordinance.

The 2014 township budget calls for a tax hike that, on average, is $39.49 annually per township residential property owner.

The tax hike is expected to generate an additional $252,000 in revenue and plugs a projected $241,556 deficit in the 2014 budget.

Movie Review: Coming home to 'Nebraska'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apparently, not a lot happens in Montana and Nebraska.

Not much happens in "Nebraska" the film, either.

And yet, indelible images remain fixed in your mind's eye after seeing this modest film from director Andrew Payne ("Descendents," 2011; "Sideways," 2004).

Scenes depict the stark Nebraska landscape as Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte) drive from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to "claim" a $1 million-prize in a Publishers' Clearing House type magazine subscription promotion.