20090610-24Hours100px-ZlomekThe Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during recent days and found these stories of local interest.

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Italian restaurant to move next to Trappe Tavern (WhatsThe422.com)
A Palermo’s Italian restaurant is likely to begin moving in soon next to Trappe Tavern at 430 W. Main St. Meanwhile, local Fire Chief Brian Long would like to see a secondary access created near the property for fire trucks.

Gerlach Talks Jobs in Lehigh Valley (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
Limerick’s Congressman Jim Gerlach, who’s looking to become Pennsylvania’s next governor, was talking about jobs in the Lehigh Valley, at the ESSROC Cement Plant in Nazareth, Northampton County. He says the more we can invest in infrastructure, the more jobs we’ll see.

Exelon to shut down 4 Phila.-area generators, 280 jobs affected (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Exelon Corp.’s power generation subsidiary said Wednesday that it is retiring four generators at two power plants in the Philadelphia area, effective May 31, 2011.

Exelon to close 4 Penn. generating units by 2011 (Associated Press)
Exelon will shut four 50-year-old power generating stations in 2011, including the two at Cromby Generating Station in Phoenixville, that the power generator says are no longer economic to operate and are unnecessary to meet the region’s shrinking demand for electricity.

Hoeffel seeks ethics decision appeal (Lansdale PA Reporter)
Montgomery County Commissioners Joseph Hoeffel, who wants to appeal a recent court decision that invalidated the county’s authority to prohibit employees from political activities, may be surprised to win support from the ban’s chief opponent.

PA Holds First Hearing On Legalizing Medical Marijuana (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
Thirteen states have legalized medical marijuana so far. Could Pennsylvania be added to the list? The state held its first-ever public hearing on the topic in Harrisburg today.

7 Hunting Injuries Reported Just 4 Days into Deer Season (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Thursday is the fourth day of the two-week rifle deer season in Pennsylvania, and a handful of people across the commonwealth are nursing non-fatal injuries.

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