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Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

March 17

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Bring your camera to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Other activities are planned. Advance registration is required. Contact the community center for more details at 610-966-6924.

Spring bazaar at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will find crafts, white elephant, Chinese auction, bake sale and food. For more information, call 610-966-2991.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

School safety update provided

William Brackett, director of facilities, safety and security for the Salisbury Township School District and Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss provided an update on security measures within the school district at the March 5 operations meeting.

Two parents also attended the meeting to hear about the security measures in the district.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Budget still has shortfall after adjustments

Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented some changes made to the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at the March 5 operations meeting.

Although the update showed significant cuts to the preliminary budget, there is still a gap of $1,317,801.

Revenue changes since the preliminary budget was approved include an increase of $10,920 to basic education, an increase of $28,589 for special education, an increase of $12,500 for Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System reimbursement and an increase of $24,000 to fund existing instructional aides.

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.

Anti-discrimination wording a concern

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Business as usual hit a speed bump Thursday when county commissioners attempted to approve a couple of routine professional services contracts. Commissioner Amy Zanelli objected to the boilerplate anti-discrimination provisions of two proposed agreements—one with Election IQ LLC and another with Alfred Yacoub, Esquire for professional services with the County of Lehigh.

Executive touts Valley economy

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In first county address, Armstrong praises administration, businesses

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said, addressing a crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees he and his administration are interested in putting progress over politics.