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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lehigh Valley Health Network teams with Rodale Institute to help combat food deserts

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Thai Eggplant Salad

When people do not have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are said to be living in a “food desert.”

Looking at the abundance of large grocery super stores that dot the region, it’s sometimes hard to believe that such areas exist in the Lehigh Valley. But, for various geographic, transportation and socio-economic reasons, pockets do exist where lack of easy access creates problems.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Operations committee discusses new stadium lights

A need or a want? That was the question ringing around the room during the Salisbury Township School Board operations committee meeting Sept. 4.

A decision for new stadium lights at the high school was on the table at the meeting. The budget has been tight in regard to facilities and decisions need to be made on projects that may have greater consequences if ignored or not budgeted for.

Multiple fire companies respond to working Emmaus basement fire

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Multiple fire companies responded to a working basement fire at a 104 S. Second St. twin home shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

The fire sent one Western Salisbury Fire Department interior firefighter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and left five people displaced.

The incident began when Emmaus Patrol Officer Austin Thompson called the Lehigh County 911 center when he spotted smoke coming from the residence and a malfunctioning heating system was suspected.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Anti-gerrymandering citizens study backed narrowly by 3-2 vote

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners narrowly approved a non-binding resolution to support a statewide citizens commission to study legislative and congressional redistricting.

The citizens commission would be an attempt to address gerrymandering.

By a vote of 3-2 at the Aug. 22 meeting, commissioners approved a resolution put forth by Fair Districts PA.

Prior to the vote, commissioners rejected a motion by one of its own to table the resolution.

Residents attending the meeting urged commissioners to back the resolution.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Students win gold at national competition

Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students took top honors recently in California at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Gabrielle Howorth, a student at Emmaus High School in LCTI’s culinary arts program, earned a gold medal in food innovations. Howorth’s was one of 37 entries in the event and had to score 90 or better to win gold.