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May 24, 2018

            A male juvenile has been charged with arson in the Christmas Day fire at the Hereford Township Post Office. The boy, in his late teens, was charged May 16 after allegedly admitted to being responsible for starting the fire at the intersection of routes 29 and 100, according to a news release issued Monday by the Pennsylvania State Police's Reading barracks.

            The juvenile was also charged with recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief, according to the incident report.

            The post office suffered fire, smoke and water damage but, according to reports, no mail was damaged.  A firewall kept the fire from spreading to the market.

            Operations at the Hereford Post Office have been shifted to the Palm and East Greenville Post Offices.  Customers who have post office boxes in Hereford will continue to pick up their mail at the Palm Post Office.  Mail carriers, working out of East Greenville post office, will continue with delivery to addresses of ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
May 24, 2018

Dignitaries participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the expansion project

at the Upper Montgomery Joint Authority on May 22. They include Susanne

Gantz, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture; William Ingram, president of

the UMJA board of directors; Jennifer Leister, the authority's acting super-

intendent; Thomas Haslett, a senior vice president with Woodard and

Curran and Philip Wetzel, an aide to state Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st

House District.

 

          Will Ingram, wearing a Philadelphia Eagles hard hat, surveyed the crowd standing in the parking lot at the Upper Montgomery Joint Authority. Ingram, a Pennsburg resident who chairs the authority's board of directors, thanked them for convening on an overcast Tuesday morning to celebrate a $19.3 million expansion project.

            "I was expecting ten people," he said. "This is a great turnout."

            Approximately 35 people, including multiple board members, staff employees, contractors and East Greenville Borough Manager Jim Fry, attended a ceremonial groundbreaking at 1100 Mensch Dam Road for the project. The facility, established in 1960, serves approximately 3,300 customers in the boroughs of Red Hill, East Greenville and Pennsburg.

            A handout describes the improvements as a monumental milestone in UMJA's continued effort to improve and enhance its wastewater system. It states that the upgrades will ...



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