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Written by Kelly Chandler Staff Writer
September 02, 2015

        The Upper Perkiomen school board is set to vote next week on withholding payments to the state for both the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System (PSERS) and charter schools to protest what members called a "broken system."    

        Vice President Raeann Hofkin said, during a presentation she gave during the Aug. 27 meeting, that she believes passing a resolution similar to one passed by Quakertown School Board in June will push the state toward pension reform.

        That resolution calls for "significant action" by that district if a state budget isn't passed by Sept. 21, the due date for school districts to pay their employer contributions into PSERS.  Lawmakers have been in a budget standoff since June 30....



Written by Kelly Chandler Staff Writer
September 02, 2015

                What has been an open lot at Main and 11th streets in Pennsburg featuring inventory for an area car dealership may be on its way to becoming a single-family home development.

                According to a sketch plan provided at the Sept. 1 borough council meeting, the 16-acre Sands Ford property could be divided into 33-single-family home lots with five commercial lots abutting Main Street.  Terry Sands and Cynthia Smith of Horizon Engineers said while plans are very preliminary in nature, they wanted to get officials' feedback....



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