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Written by Jennifer Butler, Correspondent
July 19, 2017

            During a special meeting Tuesday night, the Quakertown Community School District Board of Directors finalized a controversial decision to close Milford Middle School. The 8-1 vote ended a four-month debate between the board and dozens of parents, students and educators in the district.

            With a packed house, 20 residents addressed the board in one last effort to sway its decision.

            That decision is part of the board's plan to begin to close a $4.7 million structural budget deficit. In March, Superintendent William Harner presented the option as part of a comprehensive spending reduction plan, which also included ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
July 19, 2017

Two die in separate incidents on area roads

 

            Two separate accidents on local roads over the weekend caused two fatalities. One involved a John Deere lawn tractor.

            A 70-year-old man riding a tractor died after he was struck by a truck in the 1600 block of Gravel Pike in Upper Frederick Township at 1:42 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. The collision occurred when a 2017 gray Ford F150 traveling south struck the tractor, which was in the roadway to compete a turn, according to law enforcement officials.

            Information provided by the Pennsylvania State Police identifies Christopher Bailey, 19, and Michael Shaw 18, as the occupants of the truck. However, it ...



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