Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Construction of a Sheetz gas station/convenience store is under way in Palmer Township.
The construction has begun. The new Sheetz gas station/convenience store—the second phase in the Northwood Center development—is starting to take shape. Crews have cleared and leveled land around the parcel by Route 248 and Kingston Road as Palmer Township officials have signed off on an agreement for a new traffic signal there. "They've put a fence up and you now see the equipment," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. At its meeting last week, the Board of Supervisors authorized entering into a professional services agreement with traffic, planning and design. Supervisors also agreed to go out to bid for the traffic signal installation. Strausser Enterprises is developing the Northwood Center, which includes a CVS that opened right …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Traffic light on Route 248 will be part of new Sheetz project in Palmer Township.
Route 248 is going to be a little more stop and go—and stop—down the road. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors has approved a traffic easement, basically giving the green light to Strausser Enterprises for improvements around the Northwood Center, which includes a CVS and one day a Sheetz gas station/convenience store. Township solicitor Charles Bruno said Strausser Enterprises signed off on a permanent right-of-way to accommodate the traffic signal, which will be on the corner of Route 248 and Kingston Road. CVS opened earlier this year and land has been cleared for Sheetz but no building has taken place yet. It is unknown when Sheetz is scheduled for completion. The project has stalled for several months as the developer, Strausser …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A sampling of job openings in the Nazareth area.
These are some job openings in the area this week. Nazareth Borough is seeking candidates for summer Public Works Department employment. Interested persons can apply at Borough Hall, 134 S. Main St., during regular business hours—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for completed applications is 4 p.m. on April 5. Plant Operator, Nazareth location Click here for more information and/or to apply Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday Primary Role: Education: Experience: Cashier/Clerk, Jandy Boulevard location Click here for more information and/or to apply This is an hourly position. Must be at least 16 years of age. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Our weekly look at companies seeking workers around Palmer and Forks Townships.
Every week, we scour help-wanted ads on places like Craigslist and Indeed to find employers seeking employees in the Palmer/Forks area. This week's companies include CVS, Crayola and U-Haul. Clerk/Cashier Pharmacy Technician Summer Ground Work Custodian Customer Service Representative Office/Clerical Assistant (part time) Hair Salon Team Leader Bi-Lingual Customer Service Rep Lead Toddler Teacher Servers/Dishwashers (part time) Cook/Bartenders Kitchen Supervisor Plumbing Repairs Lawn/Landscape Laborer Key Cutter/Data Entry Sewing Machine Operators Registered Nurse Retail Sales/Cashier Stylist
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors will hold its second meeting of the month at 7 p.m. Monday.
This may be another quickie. After a meeting that lasted 15 minutes last week, the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors will be back at it again Monday. The board -- minus Supervisor Bob Lammi, who is on vacation -- will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the Palmer municipal library branch. Northwood Center -- which is where a new CVS has opened and a Sheetz is being planned -- will be among the topics for discussion. Also among the agenda items are: The board is also expected to hear reports from the township manager, public safety director, solicitor and police chief.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Pharmaceutical company says it will give $2,500 to whoever helps catch men who robbed Wilson CVS last month.
Wilson police have offered a reward for anyone who helps them find the men who robbed a borough pharmacy last month. Police and the group Crime Stoppers -- with funding from the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., -- are offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest According to police, officers got a call about an armed robbery at the CVS -- which just opened a new location in Palmer Township -- at 15th and Northampton streets around 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 28. Workers in the store told police one man -- who carried a black handgun -- demanded narcotics from the pharmacist, while his accomplice rounded up the other workers and hearded them back to the pharmacy. After getting what they came for, the men ran, heading into Easton. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Wilson police are looking for a pair of men who stole narcotics from a borough pharmacy at gunpoint.
Police in Wilson say two masked men -- one of whom brandished a handgun -- stole drugs from a borough drug store early Monday. According to police, officers got a call about an armed robbery at the CVS at 15th and Northampton streets around 1:20 a.m. Workers in the store told police one man -- who carried a black handgun -- demanded narcotics from the pharmacist, while his accomplice rounded up the other workers and hearded them back to the pharmacy. After getting what they came for, the men ran, heading into Easton. Police say it's not clear how much the men stole. Police say the man with a gun was white with a medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt, jeans, white sneakers and a dark-colored baseball cap. The second man was white with a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A new CVS has opened along Route 248 in Palmer Township.
It took some time. But the CVS along Route 248 in Palmer Township has finally opened. The pharmacy opened its doors over the weekend in the Northwood Center along Route 248 and Northwood Avenue. It had been under construction for some time and appeared ready for the holiday shopping season. The CVS is part of a retail center that will also include a Sheetz gas station/convenience store and also a small strip center with other retail businesses. The Sheetz would be the largest in the Lehigh Valley.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CVS developer asks for extension until summer to complete work at Palmer Township site.
It's finally opening. The new CVS in Palmer Township may be opening Sunday, Palmer Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said Wednesday morning. Palmer Township officials announced Monday night that the developer of the CVS has asked for an extension to do more improvements at the site. Township Solicitor Charles Bruno informed the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors Monday night that Strausser Enterprises sent him a letter seeking an extension. Bruno said the request is for an extension on the project at the corner of Northwood Avenue and Route 248 until June 30. Bruno said the township's engineer was also supportive of the recommendation. CVS is part of a project at that corner that is expected to also add a Sheetz convenience store/gas …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The new CVS along Route 248 in Palmer Township appears ready for business.
Palmer Township Supervisor Robert Lammi said he has heard the question often recently. "When will the new CVS open?" And like other Palmer Township officials, he just doesn't know. "I've been asking the same question," Lammi said following the supervisors meeting Monday night. With the supervisors signing off for Sheetz to construct its gas station and convenience store, the other business in the Northwood Center nestled on a parcel between Northwood Avenue and Kingston Road looks ready to go. Supervisors and township officials said they were surprised that it hasn't opened yet for the holiday season. "I don't know an open date," Solicitor Charles Bruno said. "Maybe January," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. The Northwood Center …