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SALISBURY POLICE

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."

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Kost Tire, Auto Service plan approved

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.

Affleck's 'Argo' Oscar-bound

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Argo, an action-thriller that boasts impressive acting and directing, is based on a true spy story, "The Canadian Caper."

"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, tells the story about the United States Central Intelligence Agency bankrolling a fictitious Hollywood movie production to rescue Americans from Iran during the 1979 - '81 hostage crisis when Islamic student militants stormed and took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) poses as a Canadian movie producer to scout locations for "Argo," a science-fiction movie.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Waldheim residents object to rezoning

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Some residents of Waldheim Park are reacting negatively to Salisbury Township's rezoning of the privately-owned religious community.

The rezoning is contained in the township Comprehensive Plan update, approved unanimously 5-0 by the township Board of Commissioners Sept. 27, as recommended by the township Planning Commission.

Waldheim Park has been rezoned from R-4 to R-5.

The R-5 designation allows manufactured homes.

Being taken with 'Taken 2'

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Liam Neeson out-Bonds James Bond in "Taken 2."

You don't have to have seen "Taken" (2008). Here, Neeson, reprising his role a CIA spy operative Bryan Mills, must rescue his wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), and prevent his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), from being taken hostage by Eastern European terrorists intent on revenging their losses depicted in the first movie. At the center of the terrorist group is a father whose son, a kidnapper, was killed by Mills.