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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by CHRIS HARING in Local News

An explosive problem in the Lehigh Valley?

Imagine this scenario.It’s a warm and muggy June evening, roughly 11 p.m. It’s been a long day of work and child care, which has been particularly stressful over the last three months thanks to COVID-19. You and your partner just let the dogs out one last time, checked in on the kids (they’ve been in bed since 9) and locked up the house. You brush your teeth and climb into bed. You hope you can fall asleep soon – your 6 a.m. alarm always comes fast. You turn the lights off, lay your head down on the pillow and close your eyes. Just as you start to drift off - BOOM! - an explosion!


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Meeting sought between officials and school

While there’s no timeline to choose a new location for the proposed Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company station, the way forward was clarified during the Salisbury Township board of commissioners June 25 meeting workshop, held via the Zoom online meeting format.

Apparently key to a township decision on a new location, officials at the workshop seemed to agree, is a meeting between Western officials and officials of The Swain School.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Second round of emergency aid grants announced

The Allentown Rotary Club announced the award of $25,000 in its second round of COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants.

Recipients include:

•Allentown Salvation Army to provide meals to the community, $5,000

•Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley for the Sixth Street Shelter, $5,000

•Community Bike Works to provide meals to school age children, $2,500

•Lily’s Hope Foundation for Packages of Hope to parents of premature babies, $1,000

•Allentown Symphony Association for El Sistema music instruction for students, $2,000

Juneteenth celebrated at Resurrected Life Community Church in Allentown

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“They didn’t educate me in Allentown High School about black people,” Disley Mendez, a past president of the Black Student Union at William Allen High School said.

“They said we were slaves and that Martin Luther King came in and saved the day. They didn’t tell me we were descended from kings and queens.”

The recent high school graduate was speaking June 26 at Resurrected Life Community Church in Allentown as a crowd of about 125 gathered on the North Ninth Street campus of the church to celebrate Juneteenth.


Thursday, July 2, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fifth Ward commissioner appointed

A Dun & Bradstreet computer expert who is a Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company official has been appointed to represent the fifth ward on the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Alok Patnaik will serve through Jan. 1, 2022, filling out the unexpired term of Joanne Ackerman, who took the oath of office in January after being re-elected in the November 2019 general election.

Ackerman, who had served 10 years, submitted her resignation May 11. Her resignation was accepted by a 4-0 vote at the May 14 commissioners’ meeting.