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Written by Ernie Quatrani, Correspondent
October 16, 2019

            The Marlborough Supervisors spent an inordinate amount of time discussing ordinances at last week's marathon township meeting.

            The good news is that two of the five ordinances on the supervisors' plate were moved closer to the next stage while three were kicked back for more review.

            "We're not obligated to rush this," Chairman Brian Doremus noted during the three-hour-and-forty-minute meeting.

In the Health Insurance Ordinance, the supervisors propose giving dependents and part-time time employees access to the township's health plan.

            Regarding dependents, Doremus stated, "I don't think they should be penalized if they have a family."

            A note of caution came from Manager/Secretary/Treasurer/Right to Know Officer Marybeth Cody.

            While emphasizing that the township budget is currently healthy and that there is money for many projects, Cody expressed reservations about the Health Ordinance proposal.

             "I am concerned with this added expense of health insurance for the supervisors especially with the newest full-time (police) officer coming up to his base salary and what the impact on the budget will look like in a few years."

            Cody estimated $60,000 to $70,000 as the extra money that would be needed to cover the ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
October 16, 2019

            A Lower Salford man faces burglary, assault and weapons charges in Upper Salford. The state police arrested Chad Allan Hacker Jr., 32, of Homestead Drive, following an Oct. 7 incident.

            Hacker is accused of two felony counts of burglary, illegal possession of a firearm as well as three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count each of making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment at a residence on Zepp Road, according to information posted on a state judicial website.

            According to the state police, Hacker discharged a weapon at the home on Oct. 7. Authorities were dispatched to the residence at 1:35 p.m., according to police criminal complaint filed in the Red Hill court of Maureen Coggins.

            The resident told police he saw Hacker standing near an ...



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