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Linglestown Gazette: November 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Linglestown project under way

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning for the $4 million Linglestown makeover project.

CLICK HERE for a report from WHTM TV-27. The story mentions one-way traffic restrictions in the village – please note that this is not scheduled to start until next spring.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lower Paxton news links, 11.12.09

* Gas station near Linglestown burglarized twice in two weeks.

* Lower Paxton police use Internet service to disseminate crime information. The website, called Nixle, has an option of receiving cell-phone alerts. CLICK HERE to link to the township's Web page.

* Community watchdog group SWAN has posted a new set of updates from recent Lower Paxton Twp. meetings.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Village project to start next week

The contractor for the long-awaited Linglestown improvement project has received the go-ahead from PennDOT to start work, according to Village of Linglestown Committee member Bill Minsker. Construction crews should be on the job next Tuesday.

Before the dirt starts flying, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 am at Linglestown Church of God, which is located off of Linglestown Road across from the new firehouse. U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, who helped secure funding for the project, is expected to attend, along with Lower Paxton Twp. and state government officials.


Friday, November 06, 2009

CD bus outsourcing hits roadblock

CLICK HERE for an update from The Patriot-News, and HERE for in-depth coverage from WHTM TV-27.

The video report from TV-27 says Durham School Services has already paid $2 million for the school district's aging bus fleet.

Also, all news accounts indicate that James Ellison, the district's attorney, is not returning calls from reporters.


Backyard news, 11.06.09

* Framed! in St. Thomas, a custom frame shop in Linglestown, is now open for walk-in customers. The shop (pictured) is located a couple doors west of St. Thomas Restaurant in the village square.

* A Gazette reader who lives just west of the historic village in the Linglestown Road corridor recently had a bear visit her backyard. The critter ran off before police arrived on the scene.

* My friend Frank Cotolo will be the featured musical artist tonight at St. Thomas Roasters coffee house, 8–10 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

CD bus controversy continues

The school bus drivers' association went to court Monday seeking to block outsourcing of transportation services. Meanwhile, the school district's legal counsel said the new bus contractor has offered jobs to all drivers.

for more details from The Patriot-News, and HERE for a video news report for Fox TV-43.