PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
An abundance of little monsters, angels and princesses visit DevonHouse Senior Living Oct. 26 for "safe trick or treat night" in the western part of the township near South Mall.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Police Chief Roger MacLean have announced the promotions of Glen Dorney to captain and William Reinik to lieutenant.
Dorney was hired Feb. 17, 1997 and was assigned to the 3rd Platoon. He worked various details and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in November 2005 and to the rank of lieutenant in January 2011. Dorney is a member of the emergency response team and accepted the position of team commander in August 2007. Dorney in charge of PSA4 and has assumed the duties formerly held by recently retired Captain Stephen Mould.
The Salisbury Township Police Department was dispatched to the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest facility Oct. 23 in response to a report of a child abduction.
The Salisbury Township Police Department received a complaint from hospital security reporting a small child had been taken from the hospital "against medical advice," and the involved persons were last observed leaving the area in a dark colored GMC Denali.
Eastern Salisbury Fire Department and Salisbury High School's No Place for Hate have come together to promote anti-bullying in the Salisbury Township community. They are spreading their message through T-shirt sales and need the public's support. Through the support and generosity of the ESFD, all proceeds will benefit the NPFH group at SHS. They are excited to see their message spread and cannot wait to see as many people as possible wear these shirts in the schools and community. For that reason, the shirts are available in youth and adult sizes.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
The Devonshire Road bridge over the Little Lehigh, at Keystone Road, reopens Oct. 19 after being closed to traffic since mid-summer. Contractors performed subsurface reconstruction and repaved the roadway over the bridge. The thoroughfare is a heavy traffic area and drivers have had to find alternate routes since the bridge closed July 16. The bridge was not scheduled to reopen until Nov. 9, but good weather allowed the work to be completed ahead of schedule.
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer an Election Day bake sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6. The school serves as a polling place for Salisbury 5th Ward, 1st District. The bake sale is open to the public.
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As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.
Letters to the Editor, written by members of the community in support of a candidate, needed to have been received at Lehigh Valley Press no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
Johanna S. Billings
The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at UGI, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, for people needing to leave their home during the weather events related to Sandy. A second shelter was opened at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.