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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017

           In late February, at the same public meeting where he accepted an appointment to East Greenville Borough Council, Michael Perlow Jr. argued that municipal officials should slow the process to start its own police department.

           At Tuesday night's public meeting, Perlow made a similar but more strenuous argument. He asked council to delay consideration of an ordinance that would create the East Greenville Borough Police Department while municipal officials get a ...



Written by Jennifer Butler, Correspondent
March 29, 2017

School Board Seeks Ways to Close $4.7 Million Budget Deficit

 

            Last Thursday, the Quakertown Community School Board of Directors reviewed options to close a $4.7 million projected structural budget deficit for the 2017-2018 school year. According to Superintendent William Harner, who presented detailed budgeting information to the board, the problem will only be compounded in future years if not addressed.

The crisis, as Harner described it, is the result of a decrease in student population in district with a 30% poverty rate. Harner described his plan as finding a way to ...



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