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Thursday, September 19, 2013 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Church property to remain for year

The grounds on which Christ the King School stood – earlier serving as St. Peter's Catholic Church & School – will stand for another year following demolition this past spring of the three-story brick structure.

Sometime in 2014 a decision most likely will be made regarding the grounds, located between the church and the parish center, formerly the convent for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and later a pre-school for children.


The 9/11 anniversary commemorating the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon and the crash of an aircraft in a field in Shanksville, Pa., was more subdued in the borough this year than in former years.

Candles previously placed in sand in paper bag luminaria that were sold by the borough to residents in past years was discontinued. There were fewer candles set out on sidewalks and front yards in recent years.

Also, American flags flown this year were scant when looking back to the first anniversary and subsequent anniversaries of 9/11.


The Restore the Flag Committee raises contributions from borough residents to purchase American flags and turn them over to the borough. These flags are displayed on utility poles along Chestnut and Second streets on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For some time, the flags were also flown on Labor Day.

The flags are currently placed on PPL poles for Memorial Day, Flag Day in June and the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday.


Complaints continue via mail and telephone concerning a moving van throwing papers out in yards. Citizens have expressed concern about where the papers land.

These papers become wet from the rain and blow away from the winds. Citizens say the practice has been occurring for many weeks.

Another complaint involves individuals soliciting and knocking on doors across town. The borough said residents should inquire if the individuals soliciting have a permit to do so or call the borough when such incidents occur.