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Berks and Lehigh counties to receive impact fee money

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently announced Lehigh and Berks counties are slated to receive nearly $650,000 in proceeds from the state's new impact fee.

Act 13 of 2012 allows Pennsylvania counties with drilling-related activities to impose impact fees, to be paid by natural gas drilling companies, to help local and state governments deal with the direct and indirect impacts of the natural gas boom.

PASR serves community through volunteerism

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Joan Failla, president of the Lehigh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, recently presented a mock check to Lehigh County commissioners.

The $3,722,619 "check" represents the amount of money Lehigh County PASR school retiree members saved local communities through their donated time to charitable, educational, political and religious organizations in 2011.

Failla said retired public school employees are some of the most active, involved people in their hometown communities.

Romney wins in Northwestern high school mock election

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by ANNA GILGOFF Special to The Press in Local News

While many Americans rushed to the polls Nov. 6, Northwestern's high school students reported to the library to mark their ballots in a mock election.

The event simulated the national event with one exception, Gov. Mitt Romney won with the support of 54 percent of the voters.

John Schmoyer, social studies teacher and department chair, spearheaded the event.

"We've been doing this for 35 years," he said. "It was a great exercise in civic responsibility."

Board questions cost of repairing Rex Road Bridge

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors have questioned whether the projected repairs to Rex Road bridge were worth the $200,000 included in the 2013 draft budget.

"How do we reconcile $190,000 in the budget," Supervisor Steve Bachman asked at the board's Nov. 8 meeting. Bachman was referring to the projected increase in capital improvements over last year's budgeted amount.

He asked whether there was a need to get from the six or seven houses on one side of the bridge to the one house on the other side.

"Could it be two dead ends?" he asked.

Cat shot by arrow in Lowhill

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A cat was shot with an arrow sometime between 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon Nov. 2 in the 3000 block of Route 100, Lowhill Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

A gold tip expedition Carbon arrow, size 5575 with red and white fletchings and a field point tip was recovered.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact state police at 610-395-1438.

Driver injured in crash

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lynnport, New Tripoli, Germansville and Kempton volunteer firefighters, and State Police Troop M Fogelsville responded to a one-car crash just after noon Nov. 11 on Kings Highway, 410 feet east of Leaser Road, Lynn Township.

Police say a 2011 Toyota Yaris belonging to Irene Wessner, 75, of Kempton, who was eastbound on Kings Highway, drifted to the left, crossed the double yellow line then went into a ditch on the south side of the road.

Wessner, who police say was wearing her seat and shoulder belts, sustained minor injuries.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 29, in the Lynn Township Building. The information on the group's website is now correct.

Lynn Township Zoners, 7 p.m. to hear continuation of appeal of R.C. and Christine Storch for second dwelling on 3.146 acres at 5497 Golden Key Road, Kempton.


Lynn Twp. Environmental Committee, 6 p.m.