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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
December 06, 2018

            A decision by Alexis McGloin to leave her position as superintendent of the Upper Perkiomen School District became official Monday night. The school board voted to accept a notice from McGloin that she is not seeking a renewal of her contract, which expires June 30, 2019.

            Prior to the vote, Dr. John Farris stated that he was dismayed by the decision. "We're going to miss you."

            McGloin did not talk about her situation during the board's final meeting of 2018. However, she provided some insight in a Monday morning email. She informed the UPSD community that her decision to not seek a renewal was not an easy one.

            "I am so very proud of the work we completed during my time in the district, and I am fully confident in the direction the district is heading," the superintendent wrote. "I am certain that the district will continue to thrive, long after my tenure as superintendent comes to a close, thanks to the dedicated and exceptional individuals that make up Upper Perk."

            McGloin described her administrative team as ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
December 06, 2018

            For nearly 80 years, on the first Saturday of every month, members of the East Greenville Boy Scout Troop 108 gathered in the borough fire company's parking lot at 8 a.m., recited the Pledge of Allegiance, then collected newspaper bales throughout the municipality.

            Now that East Greenville Borough Council has ended its 28-year arrangement with the scouts to collect newspaper and cardboard, the organization will have to find another weekend activity.

            "We have a few ideas," said Mike Snyder, the troop's scout master. "I'd like to do something once a month. Everyone has that time set aside."

            Beginning in January, Whitetail Disposal - the municipality's trash hauler - will dispose of newspaper and cardboard. Since 1990, the East Greenville based troop completed that task in exchange for a $1,000 donation.

            Participating scouts received a $10 credit for each day of collection, according to Ron Rodenberger, a member of the troop's committee. He said they could utilize the credits for any purchases related to scouting, including a uniform, sleeping bag, hiking boots or pay their ways to summer camp.

            According to Rodenberger, members of the troop have been collecting paper in East Greenville since 1940. Initially, they started a paper drive to ...



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