Salisbury Press

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Giant Food Stores begins deploying robots

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced recently the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury Township woman charged in multi-vehicle fatal crash

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

State of the Lehigh County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The county executive, a Democrat, proposed measures that may shake up the Republican-dominated Lehigh County Board of Commissioners; limit commissioner’s terms to three or 12 years; secondly, create an independent ethics oversight committee and third, get them out of the negotiating collective bargaining agreements business.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong addressed a crowded room at Coca-Cola Stadium in Allentown Feb. 21 to report the state of the county, tell the public what his administration has done over the past year and predict what the future holds.

ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Students prepare warming center snack bags

St. Thomas More School students have been assuring that patrons of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA get an evening snack to tide them over until morning.

The students’ families have been providing protein bars, crackers, applesauce containers and other provisions for the students to place in decorated paper bags for distribution at the center which provides shelter and beds during the winter nights for those who have no other place to stay.

Students throughout all the grades decorate the bags with caring messages and positive thoughts.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Emergency services study is in

There are two takeaways from the preview of the Salsibury Township Emergency Services Study: there is no recommended merger of Eastern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company and Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company and a restructuring of township public safety operations is recommended, with the appointment of a public safety director, to whom a police captain and a fire captain and the emergency services provider would report.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 7

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “CISM – Critical Stress Debriefing” by Joel/WB3IWC. Members and others interested always are invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 28

The Macungie Band is proud to announce an evening with the Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, comprised of 10 brass players and a percussionist. The concert will be presented at Lower Macungie Middle School Auditorium, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie, 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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