Salisbury Press

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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Girls Scouts’ appeal continued to March 9

After nearly four hours of testimony Feb. 18, the appeal of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc. to construct a building at its Mountain House Camp on South Mountain has been continued until 7 p.m. March 9.

The third hearing before the Salisbury Township Zoning Board will again be held in the cafeteria of Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road, to accommodate an anticipated large crowd. Doors are expected to open 6:30 p.m.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

Residents attend board meeting to discuss potential school closure

On Feb. 19, the Salisbury Township School District held its regular monthly meeting at Salisbury Middle School in order to accommodate the public, who showed up en masse to have their voices heard in regard to a potential reconfiguration that would affect the district’s elementary and middle schools.

ALLENTOWN ROTARY CLUB

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Former Secret Service agent for Reagan, Joseph Petro tells of witnessing history

Joseph Petro, speaking to the Allentown Rotary Club Feb. 21 at Bell Hall restaurant in downtown Allentown, took his audience back to the mid-1980s, when he was the head of President Ronald Reagan’s Secret Service protective detail and Petro sat in on a private meeting between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland.

The cordial relationship struck up between Reagan and Gorbachev in that meeting, Petro asserted, had a tremendous influence on the trajectory of world relations.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 27

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. Mike Fegley will share his extensive bottle collection and talk about the history bottles reveal. Refreshments will be provided; all are welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4851.

Feb. 29

Leap year dance and pizza party 6-8 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury Township, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Sponsored by Jerusalem Sunday School; all are welcome. For more information, call Louise at 610-866-1611.

March 1

EASTERN SALISBURY FIRE COMPANY

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Department reorganizes

Eastern Salisbury firefighters held a reorganization meeting Feb. 3 and set new officers for the balance of 2020, following the January resignation of former chief David Tomcics.

After confirmation by the fire department’s membership, the officers are: Ian Dodson, chief; Ryan Chu, assistant chief; Peter Roberts and Noah Waterman, captains and James Tomcics, safety officer.

The administrative president for the fire company will be Andrew Roberts.