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Hanover honors injured officer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Blood drives are underway

Hanover Township Council took a moment Nov. 15 to honor state police Corporal Seth Kelly, who was seriously injured Nov. 7 in a roadside shooting. Council recommended sending cards and tributes to Kelly, care of Belfast Barracks, 654 Bangor Road, Nazareth, 18064.

Hanover does not have a police force and depends on state police to enforce its laws.

There is a bloodmobile at the state police barracks in Bethlehem to support Kelly. According to township Manager Sandra Pudliner, the bloodmobile is booked with blood donations from employees at the barracks. Other donors are directed to Miller-Keystone Blood Center. There are potentially five more blood drives scheduled.

Hanover Township Planning Commission has a couple of high-profile plans up for submission. One is a warehouse expansion for Primo, a trucking company that transports food. Primo is the primary regional distributor for Blue Apron.

Planning commission meetings are held 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Solicitor Jackson Eaton reported he has reached an agreement with Rockefeller Group to have Willowbrook Road plowed during snow emergencies. The road is under repair, and planned improvements will close the existing roadway. Bypasses are under construction to allow road widening to proceed and minimize traffic delays. The bypass lanes will be plowed by Rockefeller’s subcontractor.

Street-cleaning services are scheduled to end Nov. 1. This is a change from other years. Local street signs will be modified to acknowledge the change.