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Vintage general store planned for Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - During Tuesday night's Phillipsburg Town Council meeting, Mayor Harry Wyant told the legislative body that investors behind Lehigh Junction LLC had a favor to ask.

That request would have the town turn over control of Stryker Street as the company has purchased the property at 38 Market St. with the intention of converting it to an old-fashioned general store.

Council will consider the request during next month's workshop session.

The Lehigh Junction ownership team is behind the Delaware River Railroad Excursions operations currently in town, according to Wyant.

War on drugs

In other news, Phillipsburg Town Police have spent the torrid summer months on the front lines of the war on drugs, arresting 20 people suspected of dealing narcotics in the last two weeks alone.

It was these efforts that pleased President Todd Tersigni, who Tuesday night complimented the work of Police Chief James Faulborn's department for their zealous activity.

"It's refreshing you've taken these dealers off the streets," said Tersigni. "...This crackdown is overdue."

Tersigni called heroin usage an "epidemic" and one that offers precious few success stories of users kicking the habit.

He added that he hoped those convicted of dealing the drug would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

In other business Tuesday night, council agreed to consider weight limits for tractor-trailer trucks turning at the corner of Stockton and Main streets after a truck struck a utility poll outside Saint Philip & Saint James Roman Catholic Church.

Crews were replacing the poll during the meeting, according to Mayor Wyant.


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