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Diakon Conducts Session on Foster Care, Adoption

TOPTON PA – Free information available to area individuals interested in learning about child foster care and adoption will be offered March 2 (2021; Tuesday), from 6 to 8 p.m. in an online virtual meeting hosted by Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries.

Diakon staff members will explain foster parenting, as well as the processes involved in adopting a child. Participants will learn about children and youths available for adoption, foster care and foster-to-adopt programs, and medically fragile foster care.

To register and receive access information for the March 2 session, send an e-mail to Stephanie Spurgeon at SpurgeonS@diakon.org.

Planners Release Climate Action Plan Draft

Planners Release Climate Action Plan Draft

WEST CHESTER PA – A draft copy of Chester County’s updated climate action plan, which the county Planning Commission says “establishes a blueprint for how the county, municipalities, businesses, and other stakeholders can reduce their carbon footprint,” will be presented March 4 (2021; Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in a virtual session on the Zoom conferencing platform.

The session is open to the public. Register in advance, here, to gain access to the presentation. An advance copy of the document itself is available online from the commission, here. The updated plan provides a current greenhouse gas emissions inventory, as well as action plans for reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency throughout the county, the commission said.

Participants will see an overview of the plan, hear about proposed actions for addressing climate change, and can join in question-and-answer and comment sessions. For more information, call Chester County Planning Commission Communications Coordinator Elle Steinman at 610-344-5429, or send her an e-mail to esteinman@chesco.org.

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Lower Salford Sets April Deadline for Police Applicants

HARLEYSVILLE PA – Applications are being accepted through April 9 (2021; Friday) at 4 p.m. from persons interested in becoming an entry-level police officer with the Lower Salford Police Department, 379 Main St., it advertised Tuesday (Jan. 5). Necessary forms are available for in-person pick-up at the department offices, or for download from the township website, here.

A salary schedule for 2021 ranges from $64,635 to $107,709, it added, depending upon experience and qualifications. The township reports it is an equal-opportunity employer.

The advertisement carries lists of both minimum required and preferred qualifications. “Applicants will be subject to extensive background investigations, including a polygraph examination, as well as physical and psychological examinations,” it noted.

Only a select number of applicants will be invited to participate in the department’s interview process, scheduled for April 23.