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As part of this process, the general public and police personnel will be offered several opportunities to provide comments on Abington police services. Local phone line 267-5361084 will be open Dec. 3 between 2 and 4 p.m. for a phone-in public information session. Those who wish to speak in person may attend a public information session beginning at 5 p.m., Dec. 3 Ln WhH VHFRnG-flRRr RI WhH Abington Township Building, 1176 Old York Road. In both cases, members of the assessment team will listen to comments.
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State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will begin a constituent outreach program for residents who cannot get to hLV HDWbRrR RIfiFH.
Beginning in November and following on the second Thursday of every month, Murt or a member of his staff will be at the Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Road in Huntingdon Valley, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Staff members will have literature available during the outreach hours to help residents with whatever problems or questions they have.
Residents can walk in at any time during the designated period, and can contact Murt’s district RIfiFH DW 215-674-3755 or stop by at 19 S. York Road, Hatboro.
Information is also available by visiting Murt’s website at RepMurt.com and by following him on Facebook at Facebook. com/RepMurt.