Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Election Policy

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt 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 running for office was the Oct. 4 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

McNeill accepts nomination for 133rd

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Jeanne McNeill, with an overwhelming endorsement by the Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership, accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel McNeill.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships and Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.

Time to be ‘Goin’ up the Country’ during Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Open Gate Farm Tour has been a tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than four decades.

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

On Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more.

We have listed the farms open in the East Penn/Salisbury areas. For the most up-to-date information, visit and search for “Open Gate.”


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Salisbury Homecoming events are planned

Homecoming is right around the corner. If you are a Salisbury grad, why not come out to your old stomping grounds and support the football team? Who knows, you might run into some old classmates. The game starts 7 p.m. Oct. 13 versus Northern Lehigh. Actually, come out a little early, line the streets around the high school and watch the annual Homecoming parade. Go Falcons!

Keeping with Homecoming tradition, Salisbury High School will host the Homecoming dance 7 p.m. Oct. 14.