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Written by Mary Gibbs Kershner, Correspondent
September 26, 2013

        The Upper Perk Police Commission and the Upper Perk Police Officers Association have reached a contractual agreement but the terms of that agreement are not currently being released to the public.

        After a unanimous vote Monday night, the commission authorized its solicitor, Phil Gazan, to execute the legal language of the agreement.  Once the document is signed, commission Vice Chairman Ryan Sloyer said the exact terms of the contract will be available to the public.  Officials said they hope that will occur in the next few weeks.

        The current contract expires Dec. 31 and was negotiated in December 2012 after garnering a lot of public attention over officer layoffs and increasing taxes....



Written by Kelly Chandler, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013

State police are investigating several burglaries that occurred in the Shady Nook Shopping Center, 1200 block of Quakertown Avenue, Upper Hanover in the early morning hours of Sept. 19-20.

According to reports, an unknown person or people went to the rear of the shopping center businesses sometime before 4:30 a.m. Friday and pried open the doors of Smith’s Carpet Shop, Valley Café and Alpha Nails with an unidentified object.

Police said once inside the stores, the burglars took a Hewlett-Packard printer/copier from Smith’s and cash and coins from the café and nail salon. 

“I first noticed someone had rifled through a drawer where I keep the bank bags but there was nothing in them,” said Smith’s Carpet Shop co-owner Carol Smith, saying no money is kept inside the store overnight.  “I went into the back room and noticed the copier was gone.  That’s when we found they had pried open the back door.”

 Smith said she didn’t know if the perpetrators got interrupted because the Chinese restaurant in the shopping center, New China Wok, was untouched, as was Gardener’s Candies.  That store, however, is well-lighted, she said....



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