Parkland Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Hiker found dead down embankment in Lynn Twp

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael William Kaiser, 56, of Newportville, Bucks County, was found dead around noon today, Oct. 17, at the bottom of a 30-foot embanment off the Appalachian Trail, Lynn Township.

Kaiser had been reported missing after he entered the Appalachian Trail on Oct. 11.

According to police, Kaiser entered the Appalachian Trail at Route 309, Lynn Township, to hike.

He was in communication via cell phone with his brother on Oct. 12 during...

BREAKING NEWS: PennDOT announces lane restrictions

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PennDOT has announced there will be lane restrictions due to construction on Interstate 78 between Exit 35, Route 143 in Berks County; and Exit 45 Route 863, Weisenberg Township.

There will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-78 in both directions for construction work related to the ongoing I-78 Reconstruction Project.

The road will be restricted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

PennDOT says to use caution and expect delays.

Diane Kelly will provide strong leadership for South Whitehall Township

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

I would like to strongly endorse Diane Kelly for South Whitehall commissioner.

Diane has been an appointed member of the South Whitehall Planning Commission for the past 18 months and has been a strong voice to uphold our township zoning laws.

Diane advocates balanced growth that enhances our community, open government that includes you, the taxpayer.

Diane is a strong supporter of our law enforcement and first responders, and will work to ensure...

North Whitehall welcomes new manager

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall’s new township manager was introduced to the audience by Solicitor Lisa Young during the Oct. 7 supervisors’ meeting.

Christopher Garges will begin his tenure at the end of this month.

In other matters, the township will hold a special event honoring Parkland School District veterans, only, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the pavilion behind the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Veterans must preregister at the township office by Nov. 1.


Writers say Wolk cares about the community

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Over the past few years, South Whitehall has been a mecca of proposed and actual massive, dense developments which have been approved by the board of commissioners following the present zoning comprehensive plan.

If this continues, the safety, quality of life, landscape, and overall character of South Whitehall Township will forever be changed.

Michael Wolk is a candidate for commissioner who has lived in South Whitehall for 31 years.

He truly cares...

Another View

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Supreme Court heard a few landmark cases for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community Oct. 8. Two of the cases dealt with alleged discrimination against gay employees. The third involved a transgender employee.

The first two cases involve the late Donald Zarda, an employee of a sky-diving company, and Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services coordinator, who were both terminated from their jobs, allegedly after being identified as gay. Zarda made a reference to his...

Vote for Diane Kelly on Nov. 5: A clear choice for a better township

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

I will vote for Diane Kelly for South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners because Diane’s values and goals for township leadership mirror my own.

Thoughtful and responsible development, fiscal prudence, transparency and integrity are at the top of that list.

As a commissioner, Diane will continue the excellent work she started as a member of the planning commission, and will do so with even broader authority and responsibilities.

Diane is...