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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Use of Lindberg Park field questioned

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners were questioned about Lindberg Park field use during the May 10 commissioners meeting.

Western Salisbury Fire Chief Joshua G. Wells, acting on his behalf as a coach and not representing the fire department, told commissioners he was denied use for practice on the baseball field at Lindberg Park in western Salisbury by the director of the Salisbury Youth Association.

Concert Review: Stunning debut, milestones, and good vibrations at Bach Fest 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 111th Bach Festival went from the somber to the celebratory, with a few stops along the way for humor, classical music comaraderie, a commemorative presentation of Bach’s Bible, some good vibrations, and the most stunning guest vocalist debut in years.

The 2018 festival, May 11, 12, 18, 19, marked the 120th year of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. The May 11 and 12 first weekend was attended for this review.

Movie Review: ‘Tully’ a brave choice

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Tully” is an odd little film paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dymanic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis.

In “Tully,” not to be confused with the 2000 film of the same title, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two, who is expecting a child. She has taken a leave of absence from her job as a teacher, but is still harried.

Traffic detail conducted on east side

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township police conducted “Operation Clean Slate,” in what the department described as “heightened directed patrols,” April 27 and May 4, on Salisbury Township’s east side.

According to Sgt. Donald Sabo, who reported on the traffic enforcement operation at the May 10 township board of commissioners’ meeting, 10 officers addressed “traffic issues, quality of life complaints” and “various ordinance violations” reported to the police department.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Emergency services study consultant briefs officials

The recently-appointed consultant for the emergency services comprehensive review in Salisbury Township has briefed the board of commissioners regarding the project and scope of the study.

“This is something that we’re very passionate about,” Duane Hagelgans said of the review. “This is what we do.”

Township commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at the April 26 meeting to approve an emergency services review for the township.

Under the agreement, the township will pay $45,000 to Hagelgans’ firm, Duane Hagelgans Consulting, Lancaster, to do the emergency services review.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Changes made to ordinance regulating outdoor burning

The fire prevention and fire protection ordinance has been updated in Salisbury Township.

Amendments to what’s known as the burn ordinance were approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote at the April 26 township meeting, on a motion by Commissioner Rodney Conn, seconded by board of commissioners Vice President Debra Brinton.

The changes are based on recommendations by the township fire safety department. A copy of the updated portions of the ordinance was provided to The Press. Deletions and additions were highlighted by officials.

Movie Review: Avenge of the movie reviewer

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Spoiler Alert: This movie review is going to avenge “Avengers: Infinity War.”

The hit movie, which broke domestic and international opening weekend movie box-office records, and continues to set records, is a bloated, computer-generated-imagery mess.

The Mavel Cinematic Universe is a very crowded universe in “Avengers: Infinity War,” with just about every character known to superhero fans in the movie, short of Inspector Gadget. Yes, I know he’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lucky him. It wouldn’t have surprised me if Jar Jar Binks showed up.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Ballot referendum requested on Western Salisbury funding

An official of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company wants a referendum on township support for the company’s Swain Fire Station capital campaign to be placed on the November general election ballot.

Meanwhile, township commissioners voted unanimously 5 to 0 at the April 26 meeting to approve an emergency services review in the township.

John Kelly Jr., a trustee on the board of directors of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, made the ballot request at the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting April 26.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fire inspectors played increasing role in enforcement

Last of four parts

After five years, Salisbury Township fire inspectors appear to be taking on increasing key roles in ensuring public safety, including assisting the police department with victim rescue first-aid and during potential active shooter and hostage situations.

Fire inspections increased in Salisbury Township in 2017. The program ran a deficit in 2017. Fire inspection fees have been increased in 2018.

There were 364 fire inspections in 2017, up from 356 fire inspections in 2016 and 296 in 2015.