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Weisenberg supervisors set lower millage rate

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

The agenda was light at the final meeting of Weisenberg Township supervisors in 2012, however, some items consumed a fair amount of time.

The resolution for the 2013 budget, in conjunction with a resolution for adoption of the millage rate for 2013, was discussed at length.

Supervisor Bob Milot gave his thoughts on setting the millage.

He compared the township's assessment for 2011 with the new assessesment in 2012.

L.C. commissioners table park improvement projects

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have tabled a bill that would have given $1.06 million to local park improvement projects.

The Green Futures Fund Program, approved by voters in a non-binding referendum in 2002, would have given $324,693 to Allentown for the Martin Luther King Trail; $238,000 to Lower Macungie; and $231,888 to Upper Saucon Township for the Saucon Rail Trail.

The program would have also given money to projects in Salisbury Township, Emmaus and Bethlehem.

Theater group presents Rescue Mission with early Christmas gift

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Allentown Rescue Mission was blessed with an amazing Christmas gift.

Local acting troupe, Players of the Stage, raised $16,500 for the mission through their production of the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

"We can't thank Players of the Stage enough for their hard work and dedication," Allentown Rescue Mission Development Manager Dawn Washington said. "The money they raised will allow us to help more homeless people in 2013."

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

'S waar die Nacht for de Chrischdaag und dorch es gans Haus

Verreegt sich ke' Thierli, net emal en Maus;

Die Schtrump waar schnock im Schornschte gehanke,

In der Hoffning der "Nick" dheet graad runner dschumpe;

Die Kinner so schmock waare all scho im Bett,

Von Zuckerschleck draame un was mer, doch, wott;

Die Mamme in Schnupduch un ich in der Kapp,

Hen uns juscht hi geleegt for 'n lang Winter's Nap.

Dan draus, in 'm Hoof waar so n' dunnerse Yacht,

Das ich ufg'schprunge bin zu sehne war's macht.

Claussville Road intersection open, bridges are next

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the six-township meeting at Lynn Township, Lowhill Township Roadmaster Carl Kressley told fellow municipal representatives that the Route 100 and Kernsville Road intersection at Claussville is open.

The new traffic lights, however, are hard to see, he reported.

Other attendees at the Dec. 10 meeting agreed but did not see any way the lights could be improved.

North Whitehall representative Jeff Bartlett said Route 100 South needs speed enforcement.

Kressley said Narris Road has holes drilled to place posts to hold panels to brace the sides of the road.