Sinking Spring Borough Hires First Manager

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For the first time in its 100-year history, Sinking Spring has a borough manager.

Regina M. Shade, secretary/treasurer since 2000, was named to the new post by a 5-0 vote Thursday night. Councilmen George Butkus and Steven Suruskie were absent.

“She’s already doing the job without the title,” said Councilman Edward D. Oswald Jr., who made the motion to appoint Shade near the close of council’s monthly meeting.

“Where most municipalities have managers, we’ve been running as if it’s still 1963,” Oswald said.

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