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Number Crunching Continues in North Penn School District

Eighteen budget cut proposals remain on the table in the North Penn School District.   They came up Tuesday night as the school board discussed how best to hold the line on the property tax increase for the next school year at 2.9% and cut the budget by at least two-point-eight million dollars.   District officials say more than half of the targeted savings could be realized by reducing salary expense.   The largest proposed component of the payroll reduction is requiring more teachers at the middle and high schools to teach six periods daily.   The others include lowering physical education requirements for 12th grade, reducing library staff in the middle schools, not running courses that do not meet the district minimum roster policy, cutting the frequency of strings lessons in the elementary school music program by half and putting students with similar instruments together when their stand alone class sizes are small.   Three district residents spoke out against cutting the music program during the public comment period of the school board meeting Tuesday night.
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Email Privacy Act Gets Heard In The House Of Representatives A 2-year-old email privacy bill will finally have its day in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. If passed and signed into law, the bill would ensure that government agencies obtain a warrant before any stored electronic communications are exchanged, such as email, text, and/or video.
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Climate Action Means Industry, Government And People Thomas Paine wrote that government is inherently punitive, a necessary evil consequent to the "inability of moral virtue to govern the world." That comes to mind this week, as the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) meets in Paris. The…
WNPV AM 1440 While you’re making your list and checking it twice, make sure you include your local independent business owners! Recent studies have shown that as much as $75 of every $100 you spend at a locally owned business stays in your area versus just $40 from those chain stores in the mall and $0 ... that’s right ZERO ...when you buy online! More money staying local means more funding for the schools, hospitals, roads, and more that you, your friends, family and co-workers depend on ... without raising taxes! So, as you make up your gift lists, make a commitment to “SHOP LOCALLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS” and visit such businesses as Abram W. Bergey and Sons Flooring, 311 Main Street, Harleysville ... Towamencin Beverage and CJ’s Doghouse, Sumneytown Pike at the Green Lane Road traffic light in Kulpsville ... Henning’s Trains, 128 South Line Street in Lansdale ... Koehler’s Jewelers on the corner of Main and Broad Streets in Lansdale ... The Woodburners in the Hatfield Train Station ... and Bustard’s Christmas Trees in Worcester Township and in Vernfield. This season, remember to “SHOP LOCALLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!”
WNPV AM 1440 Last-minute change to today's "Legally Speaking" show ... open phones with Bill Moore and Liam Duffy of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford. Call now with your legal questions ... 215-855-8211.
WNPV AM 1440 You may have seen EMQ playing in the concert series in Lansdale Plaza this year. If you have a chance to listen to a fun interview in our archives, choose this one with Eric Mintel and visit to see an exhaustive list of December shows from Doylestown to Lansdale, Phoenixville to Allentown and all throughout the New England states! Don't miss them live at Penndale Middle School on Dec 21st. Listen==>

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