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New Comprehensive Plan is tabled

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Zoning of school district Emmaus Ave. tract disputed

The update of the Salisbury Township Comprehensive Plan, more than two years in the making and some 15 years since the previous plan, will have to wait a little longer.

The resolution to adopt the plan was greeted by silence when it came up for a vote at the Sept. 13 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Not one of the commissioners moved to bring the resolution up for a vote.

"We have no motion to adopt it [the resolution] as it stands," Board of Commissioners' President James Brown said.

Auto service business approved

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

An automotive service business proposed for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township has received approval from township Planning Commission.

Planners voted 4-0, with three members of the commission absent Sept. 11, to approve several aspects of the plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.

Approved was combining of the preliminary and final plan, a minor-lot subdivision of 8,931 square feet at 2200 31st Southwest owned by Marse Associates that is to be added to the 3117 Lehigh Street tract for a total a 34,308-square-foot parcel.

You be 'Frank,' I'll be 'Robot'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Robot & Frank" is a cute comedy-drama that presents issues about growing old and health care for the elderly in a very entertaining way.

The film by movie producer turned first-time feature director, Jake Schreier, and TV writer-producer and first-time feature screenwriter, Christopher D. Ford, should garner an actor Oscar nomination for Frank Langella, previously nominated for his stunning portrayal of former President Richard Nixon in director Ron Howard's "Frost-Nixon" (2008).


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lindberg Park master plan to be aired Sept. 17

A public hearing on the Lindberg Park Master Site Development Plan will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the township Municipal Building.

Township residents are invited to attend the first public meeting of the Salisbury Township Lindberg Park Study Committee to discuss the development plan.

While termed a development plan, the purpose of it is to determine ways in which Lindberg Park can be improved.

According to Township Manager Randy Soriano, the township has received state funding through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the study.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP board of commissioners

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Vote on new Comprehensive Plan tops meeting agenda

A vote to accept or reject adopting the Salisbury Township Comprehensive Plan is expected to be on the agenda of the township Board of Commissioners' first monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue.

The township Planning Commission has voted to recommend adoption of the plan by the BOC.

'Rush': Fastest thing on reels

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The envelope, please.

That's the plot device on which, ahem, rides "Premium Rush," one of late summer's most adrenaline-charged movies.

The title refers to the speed, priority or experience of a New York City bicycle-courier delivering a high-priority message.

Never mind the definition. This film is the fastest thing on reels. You'll grip the arm of your movie theater seat, the person next to you (best to know him or her first) or your reporter's notebook (as was my case).


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Police Chief Stiles releases six-month department report

July was a particular busy month for the Salisbury Township Police Department, based on a report issued at the recent Board of Commissioners' meeting and a recently-concluded murder investigation.

The new six-month police department report was issued by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles.

"We brought our homicide case to a successful conclusion after a long investigation," Stiles said.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

KidsPeace Broadway zoning proposal seeks to allow adult treatment services

A proposal is being floated before Salisbury Township officials whereby a provision to offer certain services at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus in the township might be modified.

KidsPeace officials have approached the township Planning Commission with a request "to adjust zoning language" relative to the campus.

Township Planners, after recommending approval of the township Comprehensive Plan, which is expected to be considered for a vote on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 13 township Board of Commissioners' meeting, are in the midst of updating the township Zoning Ordinance.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

New fire truck in the offing for Eastern Salisbury

A vote to authorize the purchase of a new fire truck for Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Company is expected to be on the agenda of the next Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the township Municipal Building.

Township commissioners and administration were surprised at the wide disparity in the three bids they reviewed at the Aug. 23 township meeting.

The apparent lowest bidder is Campbell Supply Co., with a price of $362,166, to build the fire truck.

The two other bids were $419,575 and $424,807.

Nothing normal about 'ParaNorman'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The cleverly-titled "ParaNorman," the new animated feature film, takes a page from the screenplay of "The Sixth Sense" (1991) where a young boy sees ghosts.

You no doubt remember the line: "I see dead people"?

In "ParaNorman," there's doubt among family, middle school classmates and New England towns people about just what Norman sees. Most think he simply has a vivid imagination.

Norman persists, however, and soon, he's scared up seven accusers from the grave who had sent a young girl they believed to be a witch to her doom 300 years ago in 1712.