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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Martucci announces he won’t seek re-election

It was a Valentine’s Day sweet farewell for a longtime Salisbury Township Commissioner.

Township Board of Commissioners President Robert Martucci Jr. will not seek re-election.

Martucci, president of the township board of commissioners, made the unexpected announcement during the Feb. 14 township meeting.

“I will not be seeking re-election for my next term,” Martucci announced.

“I will be retiring from my business and moving to my place upstate,” Martucci said in a brief statement.

Movie Review: Not a ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Favourite” has extensive use of the fisheye camera lens.

A fisheye lens is a wide-angle lens that achieves visual distortion. The resulting image is that of a panoramic or hemispherical view.

In “The Favourite,” rooms, columns, and even people often appear curved. The fisheye lens is not used in every scene. Extreme closeups are also used to great effect, such as for Emma Stone’s captivating eyes.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Increases in township fees under consideration

A review of the Salisbury Township fee schedule may result in increases in the fees.

A vote on the fee schedule may be on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Feb. 14 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich discussed the fee schedule during the workshop following the Jan. 24 township commissioners’ meeting.

“We should really be doing this annually,” Bonaskiewich said to commissioners.

Review: ‘The Upside’

Friday, February 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The upside about the movie, “The Upside,” is that it’s entertaining, thought-provoking and uplifting.

Kevin Hart plays Dell Scott, whose parole officer mandates that he find a job. Bryan Cranston plays Phillip Lacasse, a wealthy self-help author who is a person with a disability, quadriplegia, after being injured in a para-glider accident.

Dell Scott is hired to be Phillip Lacasse’s in-home health-care worker, much to the dismay of Nicole Kidman, who plays Yvonne Pendleton, Lacasse’s home office manager.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Bieber reappointed sewage enforcement officer

The Salisbury Township Sewage Enforcement Officer has been reappointed.

By a 4-0 vote, with one commissioner absent, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to appoint Scott Beiber of Lehigh Soils and Wetlands, 6071 St. Peters Road, Emmaus, as the primary township sewage enforcement officer.

Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Rodney Conn, to advance the resolution to a vote.

Snub hub: When in ‘Roma,’ Oscar plays ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Academy Awards nominations always leave something to be desired.

There are films, actors, directors and others you think deserved nominations, but did not receive them.

So it goes with the 91st Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

Oscar snubs shouldn’t be surprising, and yet, somehow, they always are.

Movie Review: Breaking ‘Glass’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Is the “Glass” movie half-full or half-empty? The answer partly depends on whether or not you’re a fan of “Glass” writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

“Glass” is third in Shyamalan’s “Eastrail 177 Trilogy” that began with “Unbreakable” (2000), which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and continued with “Split” (2016), which starred Willis and introduced James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy in the series.

Eastrail No. 177 refers to the derailment in “Unbreakable” of Train No. 177.

Closings of house sales down slightly for 2018 in the Lehigh Valley

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley during 2018 were down slightly from the previous year, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closings were down 0.6 percent, or 8,373 closed sales of houses in 2018, compared to 8,420 closed sales of houses in 2017.

In 2018, closed sales of houses decreased in nine of 12 month, with only January, August and October posting closed sales gains.

Pending sales were up slightly year-to-year, by 0.8 percent, or 8,544 in 2018, compared to 8,479 in 2017.

Review: ‘Disney On Ice’ enchants at PPL Center

Friday, February 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment” brings that Disney magic to PPL Center, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

The ice show has incredibly-skilled skaters, a huge cast, impressive choreography, props and scenic backdrops, spectacular lighting, pyrotechnic and fog effects and, of course, the beloved characters from Disney feature movies.

True to its title, “Disney On Ice” enchants with entertainment that can be enjoyed by the family.


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Township police offering active-shooter response training for public

The Salisbury Township Police Department is offering active-shooter training to the public.

The class, “Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events,” which is free of charge, is 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Salisbury police headquarters, 3000 S. Pike Ave. Parking is available at the adjacent township municipal building parking lot, 2900 S. Pike Ave.