Two Salisbury Township Police Department officers were lauded by the Emmaus Police Department for their assistance after a February bank robbery in Emmaus.
In a letter shared with Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the March 9 meeting, Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles said Salisbury Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo and Cpl. Bryan Losagio assisted following a Feb. 15 armed bank robbery at Key Bank, 731 Chestnut St., Emmaus.
The location of a baseball batting cage for use by the Salisbury Youth Association is not yet a home run in Franko Farm Park.
Frank Adamcik, vice chair of the Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee, brought the matter to the attention of the township board of commissioners at the March 9 meeting.
The location is in question because it may have to be moved when improvements are made as part of the William H. Laubach Memorial Park and Franko Farm Recreation Area Park Master Site Development Plan.
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Based on an informal analysis by The Press of statistics for 2016 provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department, incidents seem to have increased in most categories, compared to 2015.
There were nearly 1,000 more calls dispatched and several hundred more incident reports in Salisbury Township.
Adult arrests increased by more than 100, traffic arrests increased by more than 100 and juvenile arrests, non-traffic arrests, crash investigations, DUI arrests and parking tickets issued also increased in the township.
It didn’t take long for the first medical marijuana dispensary to be proposed in Salisbury Township.
A representative of Bluestone Biomedical Group, Harrisburg, made a presentation during the courtesy of the floor portion of the March 9 township commissioners’ meeting.
Salisbury Township has offered employment to two new police officer candidates.
If hired, the Salisbury Township Police Department would increase to 19 full-time officers, including Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.
Made conditional offers were Noah LoPresti and Curtis Ziegler.
Township Commissioner Debra Brinton made the motion, seconded by Commissioner President James A. Brown, to make the offers to LoPresti and Ziegler. The motion was approved by a 4-0 vote, with one commissioner absent.
Salisbury Township Police Department Detective Kevin J. Kress was honored for his completion of police leadership courses.
Kress received the Trilogy Award from the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.
Salisbury Township Police Department Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles presented the award to Kress at the March 9 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
“The Complete and Authoritative Tour of Holy Stuff” is a multi-media presentation, continuing through at 8 p.m. March 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. March 12, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, about what makes us tick and rings our bells.
It’s around the world in 80 mimes as Emma Ackerman, who created and performs the one-woman show, continuing at 8 p.m. March 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. March 12, wordlessly leads the audience through a series of vignettes about the search for the meaning of life.
“Moonlight” is an extraordinary slice-of-life film, representing in the best sense what cinema is all about: to take us to places where we may not typically go in our life or imagination.
The film’s unusual cinematography elevates the material to a dream-like state, which contrasts with remarkably realistic performances and a spare soundtrack that makes the film even more captivating.
“Moonlight” is based on a semi-autobiographical play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, with the screenplay written by the film’s director Barry Jenkins.
The widow of Charles J. Durner Jr., will be allowed to stay longer in the township-owned house at Franko Farm Park.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to extend the Franko farmhouse lease until Nov. 30, on a motion made by Commissioner Debra Brinton and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, at the Feb. 23 meeting.
Durner’s daughter, Bonnie Jurta, and son, Scott Conrad, made the request to allow their mother and Durner’s widow, Valentine, to stay in the house. The lease was to expire in July.
Well, it wasn’t exactly: #oscarsowrong, or #wrongenvelopeplease, but among the dozens who entered the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscars” contest, not one person correctly picked all Oscar recipients in the contest’s seven categories.