Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Larry Palmer, who had led Easton's police force for 13 years, sworn in in Palmer Township.
There's now a Palmer in charge of Palmer. Larry Palmer, the former police chief in Easton for 13 years, was sworn in as Palmer Township's new police chief Tuesday night, taking over as the top law enforcement officer in the town he has lived in for 20 years. "I'm so excited. This is a new challenge. And I'm very surprised by the support," Palmer said following his swearing-in ceremony. Palmer's replacement in Easton, Capt. Carl Scalzo, is expected to be sworn in at tonight's city council meeting. Palmer was given the oath of office by Judge Jacqueline M. Taschner before his wife Donna and a crowd of family, friends and members of the Palmer and Easton police forces, who crowded the small meeting room in the township's library. After taking…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Scalzo, a second-generation Easton police officer, will take over for Chief Larry Palmer.
Calling it "my proudest moment," Capt. Carl Scalzo took the reins of the Easton police department Wednesday. Scalzo -- who has essentially been the department's second-in-command since last summer -- takes over for Chief Larry Palmer, who was hired Tuesday to run Palmer Township's police force. "This is a bittersweet day," Mayor Sal Panto said Wednesday at a City Hall news conference to announce Scalzo's appointment. City Council is expected to vote on the appointment March 14. Scalzo, 41, is a second generation Easton cop. His father, Carl Sr., served as a captain in the 1970s. Scalzo the son told reporters Wednesday that he was "truly humbled" by the city's decision to name him chief. "I will do everything to make sure the decision to …
Road work begins on South Third Street, an extra day to pay your bills, and more.
Good morning everyone, and Happy Leap Day. (Assuming that's something people say.) Here's five things to know for Feb. 29. 1. Contractors will begin doing saw cutting and pavement restoration work along South Third Street today, between Larry Holmes Drive and Centre Square. Parking will be restricted on both sides of the street between Larry Holmes Drive and Ferry Street. This work is expected to last a week. 2. The city of Easton is giving residents a chance to pay their bills on the weekend. City Hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday for anyone who has to pay utility bills, property taxes, per capita taxes, or any other tax payments. 3. As we reported last night, Easton Police Chief Larry Palmer is due to take a job in Palmer…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Easton's Police Chief, Larry Palmer, has resigned from the Easton force and was hired by Palmer Township as its new chief.
Easton Police Chief Larry Palmer officially retired from the city's force Tuesday and will become Palmer Township's new chief. In a 5-0 vote, the township supervisors hired Palmer Tuesday night. Palmer was on Easton's force for 23 years, 13 as chief. His first day in the township will be April 2. "I've been a resident of Palmer [Township] for more than 20 years" he said at the supervisor's meeting, "and I'm honored to now work in the community I call home.” Palmer said he had met with Easton Mayor Sal Panto today to discuss his departure. Palmer had taken an early retirement package in 2010, which mandated that he leave the job by the end of this year. Panto said the chief kept him updated, and had made it clear he wanted to take the job …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In 2012, the Easton Block Watch says it hopes to expand membership in the Highlands and Neston Heights.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
As they began a new year Thursday night, the leaders of Easton's Block Watch said they want to spend 2012 expanding the group's membership. That includes places like the South Side's Highlands neighborhood, and Neston Heights, the new development that replaced Delaware Terrace. Delaware Terrace never had a formal block watch, as far as members can recall. But with new residents moving into Neston Heights, there's more of an interest in being involved with some sort of neighborhood watch program, Block Watch President Scott Reiman said at Thursday's reorganization meeting. Watch members are planning to meet with Neston Heights residents Monday at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club clubhouse, Reiman said. Thursday's meeting was to install new …