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…

Bimbo bakery appears to shut down for good

IT APPEARS THAT, after a delay, Bimbo Bakeries at 2400 Northampton Street is finally winding down operations. The employee parking lot has been emptying this week. WilsonBorough.com contacted the bakery last week, and a production worker said production would be stopped in about a week. All press inquiries were being referred to a Dallas, Texas-based…

Easton Hospital names employee of the year

Janine Santee: Easton Hospital's 2013 Employee of the Year

EASTON HOSPITAL HAS named Janine Santee as its 2013 Employee of the Year. It is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Santee was chosen from among 1,300 employees for the honor. “Health care requires a special blend of great people skills, tireless energy and the ability to work well under pressure,”…

Council says yes to fee in exchange for Patient First’s release from sidewalk completion

WILSON MUSIC TEACHER and flautist Pam Taylor was sworn in as the borough’s newest council member at its regular meeting Monday night. Taylor’s application to fill an empty seat was approved at the last council meeting. The Fairview Avenue resident joins newcomer Matthew Larimer to fill  two seats left unoccupied by the recent work-related resignations…

Volunteers needed for borough’s Shade Tree Commission

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LIKE A FORGOTTEN seed in the ground without water or sunlight, a lack of citizen willingness to do even a small amount of public service is keeping the Shade Tree Commission in a state of dormancy. “It’s like everything else,” opines the borough’s council, President Lenny Feinberg. “The bottom line is that no one’s willing to…