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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Vote expected on medical marijuana ordinance

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is expected to consider a vote on a medical marijuana dispensary zoning ordinance amendment at the 7 p.m. Oct. 26 township meeting in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

The agenda for the Oct. 26 township meeting, includes, under New Business, the topic, Ordinances: Zoning Ordinance Amendment to include Medical Marijuana Facilities. Commissioners would need to approve and second a motion to vote on the ordinance. Public comment can be taken prior to the vote.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2018 budget may fund Lindberg Park project completion

Funding for the final phases of the Lindberg Park improvement project may be included in the 2018 Salisbury Township budget.

The work, if approved and underway, could affect the 2018 summer playground program at Lindberg Park.

Commissioners were briefed on the final Lindberg project phases by Leonard J. Policelli, project manager, and Joanne H. Conley, landscape architect, both of Urban Research and Development Corp., Bethlehem, consultant for the Lindberg Park Master Plan, Oct. 12.

Review: ‘American Made’

Friday, October 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus


If even a portion of “American Made” is factual, then a reassessment of major portions of United States foreign and domestic policies might be in order.

“American Made,” which stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA commercial airlines pilot, turned CIA reconnaissance pilot, turned cocaine-drugs-weapons and insurgents smuggler, is “Based on A True Story,” according to the movie’s opening credits.

However, a web site for “American Made” states the movie is “Based on a True Lie.”

Whom do you believe?

salisbury township ZONING HEARING BOARD

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Township couple faces five alleged violations at property

A Salisbury Township couple faces five violations of the township zoning ordinance.

The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted 4-0, with three members absent, to approve five of six alleged violations cited by Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka and Salisbury Township Code Enforcement Officer Sandy Nicolo against David Shuhler and Nongkran D. Shuhler, 2120 W. Mosser St., Allentown, including:

•Utilizing a truck as a means of advertising a commercial use in the R1-CR Zoning District.

Civic at 90: Gala celebration, capital campaign for 2017-18 season

Friday, October 6, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To celebrate the 90th season, “The Secret Garden” is back at Civic Theatre of Allentown as is Civic’s celebrity capital campaign co-chair, star of television and screen, Christine Taylor, who, as a child, performed on Civic’s stage.

“It’s so fortuitous that it’s our 90th season, but we’re also closing and opening. It’s a birthday, but a new birth. There’ll be a grand re-opening,” says Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders.

Civic Theatre”s 90th Anniversary Celebration Gala is 7 - 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, Allentown.

Review: ‘Kingsman’

Friday, October 6, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is one confusing, entertaining mess of a movie.

On the one hand, you have the charming British cast returning from the original, ”Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2015): Taron Egerton (Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, aka Galahad, a holdover from the Brit Lad culture), Colin Firth (Harry Hart, aka the original Galahad, the suave spy and ever the gentleman), and Mark Strong (Merlin, a gizmo wizard).


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Police officer resigns

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of a Salisbury Township Police Department officer.

Commissioners voted 3-0, with two commissioners absent at the Sept. 28 township meeting, to accept the resignation of Police Officer Geoffrey Hebel.

After the meeting, Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles told a reporter for The Press the police department would fill the position.

The police department roster includes 19 full-time officers and two part-time officers. The resignation reduces full-time staff to 18.

LV median house prices reach near decade-high levels; closed sales up 2 percent near end of summer season

Friday, September 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley continue to increase as the peak summer sales season drew to a close.

And according to The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR), median home prices are being reported that haven’t been seen in nearly a decade.

The median sales price in August was $205,000, a 2.8 percent increase from a year ago and $2,000 less than the $207,000 figure reached in July 2008. The decade high for median sales price is $215,000 in July 2007.