Parkland Press

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Canines to have new home at Breinigsville sanctuary

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Animal advocate Liz Jones and the volunteers with The Sanctuary at Haafsville are realizing their dream of building a safe haven for lost, abused and homeless dogs.

The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, recently had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Mutt Hut, which will provide quality housing for dogs.

“Katie Terach and her family have made this possible,” Jones said. “They donated the land to build on.”

Chief ColÓn graduates from MALEEDS seminar

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township Police Chief Edgardo A. Colón has graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

The 25th session of MALEEDS on June 16 in Princeton, N.J., consisted of 60 men and women from law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

MALEEDS hosts its annual training conference at Princeton University each year since 1993.

BREAKING NEWS: Thomas More Society cites First Amendment violation in lawsuit against the Parkland School District

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information received from a Chicago public relations firm on July 11, the Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit against the Parkland School District regarding the administration’s decision on a proposed pro-life club.

Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations emailed The Press the following statement:

“Today, attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Parkland High School and Parkland School District on behalf of students Elizabeth Castro and Grace Schairer.

Low return on group lawsuit

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District will submit a claim form in the class action lawsuit, Albert Gallatin Area School District et al v. The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Fayette County.

However, the district’s reimbursement will be disappointingly small.

At the June 27 meeting, Superintendent Richard Sniscak reported Parkland paid $71,755 to the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School but will receive only $523 in the class action settlement.

Board member Rob Cohen, who opposes payments to cyber schools, commented on the issue.

Ryan Korutz receives first Fred J. Gross award

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by DENNIS MCARDLE GOOD WILL FIRE CO. in Local News

As part of celebrating its 100 years of service as an all-volunteer fire department in 2016, members of the Good Will Fire Co No. 1, Trexlertown, established the Fred J. Gross Memorial Community Service Award.

The award is named in the memory of Gross, past fire chief and life member of the fire company, who assisted the local community in their time of need for more than 45 dedicated years.

Gross was instrumental in not only recruiting new members to the fire company, but took time to mentor their members, as well as assisting others.