Williams Township seeks volunteers for key committees

Williams Township reports that it is in need of volunteers to fill the following vacancies: Sewer Advisory Committee  & Budget Advisory Committee. If you are interested in joining, please email a letter of interest to Williams Township Manager, Jennifer Smethers at: jsmethers@williamstwp.org.

Police seek public’s help in Dixie Cup warehouse burglary

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Wilson Borough Police are seeking the public’s health in identifying possible suspect(s) who, according to a press release, allegedly burglarized the old Dixie Cup warehouse. Photographs of the alleged suspects’ truck were also shared by the department. According to the police’s news release: On May 23, 2014 a burglary occurred at the Dixie warehouse, located…

Wilson Area schools maintaining enviable class sizes

Wilson Area School District’s student-to-classroom ratios continue to compare favorably to many other local public and even private schools, based on the latest numbers announced at Monday night’s regular board meeting. With few exceptions, the district’s early-childhood program lines up with state student-to-classroom guidelines, with as few as 15 pupils per classroom in Wilson Borough…

Schools report stranger approaching young girl, offering candy

Wilson Area School District is warning parents about two alarming incidents involving adult strangers approaching children. A report released today states: Once again, the Wilson Area School District would like to remind everyone to take a moment to reinforce safety precautions with your children. Two incidents this week prompted us to remind our school community…

Council members hear dog waste complaints

The assessment of Rich Volkert was blunt. “We have a problem with dog droppings,” he said. “It’s getting bad.” The situation with waste from a single mystery dog – or dogs — has grown so desperate, the Fairview Avenue resident appeared at Monday’s regular borough council meeting to ask council members for “anything you can…

Residents to ask council’s help to stop dog ‘do-do’

Some fed-up residents on Fairview Avenue  plan to attend this Monday’s regular borough council meeting to ask for help in stopping a dog walker whose animal has, for months, left a disgusting trail of feces in the neighborhood. Dozens of piles of feces have appeared up and down Fairview’s 1900 and 2000 blocks, as well…

Wilson Police on the case of armed robbery in Spanky’s parking lot

Wilson Borough Police Department released a statement on Monday morning’s armed robbery in the parking lot of Spanky’s East strip club at 1650 Butler St. The actor approached the male victim and brandished a handgun. The actor took the victim’s wallet containing approximately $30 in cash and a cell phone. The actor got into the passenger…

Governor’s visit to Wilson a cause for excitement

IT’S NOT EVERY day that you get to meet a governor. Governor Tom Corbett’s planned visit to Wilson Tuesday morning to salute Wilson Area School District’s academic performance garnered special attention at the district’s regular meeting Monday, as well as coverage by WFMZ-TV. “We’re excited about it,” said Superintendent Doug Wagner. “We’ll have all the…

Editorial: Decimation of Easton, Allentown schools a reminder of why Wilson schools must be protected from ‘charter cancer’

WE LOOK WITH horror at the sad news that continues to emerge from our local big urban public school districts. Charter schools aren’t the only culprit, but they surely aren’t helping. They siphon away energy, attention, and resources from cash-poor districts. Last week, Allentown’s school directors narrowly voted to slash 74 teachers’ jobs, citing, among other…