Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Macungie business owner Tim Romig raised his concerns about a virus on the mayor's computer at Monday night's borough council meeting.
Did a computer virus on the Macungie mayor's home computer put the safety of police officers and borough residents at risk? Macungie business owner Tim Romig thinks so. Romig addressed council at its Monday meeting to raise the issue, with copies of email exchanges between Mayor Rick Hoffman and Macungie Chief of Police Ed Harry in hand. Romig said he obtained the emails after filing a public information act right to know request. The emails, which Romig shared with Patch, date back to January and include at least two exchanges between Harry and Hoffman in which Harry told the mayor that he had received spam email from Hoffman's account. Harry recommended that the mayor do something about the virus. Romig's concern stems from the fact that…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Disorderly conduct charges are filed against a Wescosville woman and a Macungie woman for an alleged incident on Emmaus streets, police officers report.
What probably seemed like fun for a time to women from Macungie and Wescosville recently ended in disorderly charges being brought against both following an incident on Emmaus streets, police said. Kelly Connor, 18, of Macungie and Rebecca Meyers, 20, of Wescosville were found throwing eggs from their vehicle at other vehicles about 2 a.m. on April 13, according to Emmaus police. The incident occurred at Franklin and Harrison streets. No additional details were given, including whether targets were random or known to the women.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Her vehicle travels about 100 feet, hits two sets of shrubs and a house railing before being stopped by a tree, troopers report.
A Macungie driver who recently fell asleep and nearly crashed into an Upper Milford home was fortunate only to receive minor injuries, according to police. Dorothy A. Beck, 76, was northbound on Kings Highway S. at 2:11 p.m. April 23 when she nodded off, according to state police at Fogelsville. Her Kia Forte crossed the southbound lane, traveled 15 feet and struck shrubbery, then continued another 36 feet before striking a bannister in front of the home. After that, the car traveled 21 feet before hitting more shrubs, and finally continued on 21 more feet before colliding with a tree. The accident occurred near Lenape Park Road, police said. Beck was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by Macungie Ambulance Corps and was …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Rides, games, food and more are making their annual appearance through Saturday.
The lights, sounds, sweet smells and shouts of joy are back in town with the annual offering of the spring carnival that supports Macungie Fire Co. No. 1 Social Club. Held at 31 S. Walnut St., the carnival will offer rides, games, food, bingo and more and will serve as a major fundraiser for the club. Grounds open at 6 nightly.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Check out the top rated restaurants in Macungie, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Websites like Yelp! have empowered everyday eaters to become their local neighborhood's food critics, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp's highest-rating star ranking, here are the top 5 restaurants in Macungie. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 5 list? Let us know in the comments' section and let us know which restaurants you think should have made the Yelp! list.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
It was not a severe leak, DRBC rep says.
In the middle of Monday's Macungie Borough Council meeting, during the borough manager's report, somewhere between the CIPPL and generator updates, Manager Chris Boehm mentioned that the "missing water" had been found. Though she said nothing more about it during the meeting, afterward she said that about 1 million gallons was unaccounted for in the monthly water report. "All I could think of is 'where's the sink hole,' " Boehm said. But there is no sink hole and there won't be one—not one due to this leak, anyway. Longtime residents will remember an enormous sinkhole that occurred on West Chestnut Street in 1986. But that area was built on a landfill, according to Doug McNair, Macungie's waterworks operator. What they found last month, …
Friday, March 29, 2013
During this holiday weekend you can enjoy several events in Macungie.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, March 29
Celebrating the Easter holiday is an annual tradition in Macungie, and this year is no exception. The festivities begin with decorating eggs at 9 a.m. Saturday at Macungie Memorial Park. Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Easter Bunny will be available for photos at the Macungie Flower Park. Bring your camera for shots that you can take right home and enjoy. The event is sponsored by by the Town Beautification Committee. Finally, Macungie's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Macungie Memorial Park. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The six member communities of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Development Plan meet for the first time since the plan was signed eight years ago.
The six members of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan met Wednesday for the first time since the document was signed eight years ago. The plan, signed by the boroughs of Emmaus, Alburtis and Macungie and Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Lower Milford townships, was designed to control development and preserve open space throughout the region. It mandates that those who signed the agreement send to the other partners notice of any potential zoning changes for review and comment. Upper Milford Supervisor Rob Sentner first mentioned calling all the municipalities together about three months ago. He opened the meeting with a statement calling for “no finger-pointing,” and for the most part, there was none. Times have changed …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The borough's three capital projects require about $1 million. Borrowing options will be presented April 1.
The borough of Macungie is seriously considering taking on three big projects for which it will need serious financing. It is already committed to the construction of Lumber Street which is already the site of the partially constructed Devine School. The other two projects include a traffic study and the probable installation of a traffic light at Church and Main streets and the reconstruction of Cotton Street. Together the projects will cost about $1 million, and borough council has agreed to consider financing all three projects at one to avoid having to do it three separate times, possibly under duress or when rates are not as favorable as they are right now. To guide them them through the process council has hired Gary Pulcini of Valco…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ray R. Bast of Macungie died March 11 in the Lehigh Center.
Thursday, March 14
Ray R. Bast, 88, of Macungie, died March 11, 2013, of natural causes in Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Joan M. (Bard) Bast. Born in Kutztown he was a son of the late George and Mamie (Smith) Bast. He was a 1942 graduate of Kutztown High School, and a 1950 graduate with honors from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the Navy. He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Kutztown. Ray was employed by Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in New Jersey for 38 years, retiring as General Manager. He was an avid hunter and golfer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Roger (Fran) Bast, Quakertown, Steven (Susan) Bast, Overland Park, KS, and Gary (…