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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Police Log

Police officer hire will require 2013 township tax hike

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners appears headed toward filling a year-long vacancy in the township police department and seems willing to raise taxes to do so.

The consensus among commissioners following a two-hour budget discussion during a four-hour Nov. 29 township meeting indicates they are willing to raise taxes incrementally to bring the public safety department back to full force.

"I still think we need one officer just to get them back to 17 in the next year," Board of Commissioners President James Brown said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Chief reports impact of Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Police Log

Roads blocked - 19.

Trees down - 45.

Police calls answered - 83.

Overtime hours for police - 113.

Those are some of the statistics measuring the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.

The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.

"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.

Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was set up Oct. 28.

'Lincoln' deserves Oscar vote

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Lincoln," which depicts President Abraham Lincoln during the months leading up to and after the passage of the 13th Amendment that freed the slaves in the United States, is history brought to life.

"Lincoln" is astounding on several levels, not the least of which is one of cinema's most memorable performances: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.

Song sung Andreas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Tony Award-nominated Christine Andreas doesn't so much sing a song as let the song sing her.

"When the song sings you, that's when you get the performance, not when you are singing the song," Andreas says in a recent phone interview.

Andreas will sing a variety of pop songs, accompanied by her husband, composer-pianist Martin Silvestri, in her Bethlehem debut, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The big divide

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Hiring two police officers not in 2013 budget; increased expenses, stagnant revenue cited

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles won't get his Christmas wish from Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano.

Stiles would like a vacancy for a police officer in the township police department to be filled and one new police officer to be hired.

Soriano said adding two, or even one, police officer can only happen if taxes are increased, a prospect he's unwilling to back.

However, Soriano said township Board of Commissioners could vote to raise taxes to provide the revenue for the two police officers.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Chief reports impact of Sandy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

19 roads blocked.

45 trees down.

83 police calls answered.

113 overtime hours for police.

Those are some of the statistics that measure the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.

The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.

"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.

Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was set up Oct. 28.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS STEAC member is appointed

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The resignation of a member of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council has been accepted and a successor has been appointed.

In separate votes, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to accept the resignation of Bruce Burchard and appoint Sandra Thomas to succeed him.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 'Klondike Derby' headed to Franko

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The "Klondike Derby" will be held early next year in Franko Farm Park, Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to approve the request for the Jan. 19, 2013, event held by the Trexler District, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The approval is contingent on the Scouts' representatives providing the township with a waiver of liability and proof of insurance.

'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.