One Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate are on the Nov. 5 ballot for Lehigh County controller. This is a four-year term.
The candidates were asked to respond to the following question:
What do you see as the biggest challenge financially for Lehigh County?
Their responses follow.
Mark Pinsley, South Whitehall Township
Firefighters led multiple residents from their smoke-filled apartments when a fire destroyed a ground-floor unit at 282 Powder Mill Lane in the Powder Mill Apartments complex in Emmaus overnight from just before midnight Oct. 24 to 25. The final fire units were released about 4 a.m.
Ten residents were taken to area hospitals after multiple ambulances responded to a “Level 1 Mass Casualty Incident” called after the fire went to a second alarm. The resident of the apartment unit destroyed was treated for burns and the others received treatment for smoke inhalation.
The Salisbury chapter of PAGE will host Matthew J. Zakreski, PsyD who will present “Table Top! SEL Games that your Kids Will Actually Enjoy” 7-9 p.m. at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road, Allentown. Zakreski will present using games to help teach and model social and emotional learning. RSVP to PAGEsalisbury@gmail.com.
Making good on his desire to provide opportunities for community input, newly appointed Salisbury Police Department Chief Kevin J. Soberick, along with several other department officers, hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at the South Mall Starbucks Coffee Company store Oct. 14.
Soberick listened as a number of township residents took the opportunity to ask questions about department activities and to let the officers know of areas in the township where vehicular traffic, or vandals, indicate a trouble spot.
2019 Emmaus Halloween Parade prize winners
First – Pup-kin – Bostons, Frenchies & English Bulldogs
Second – Cub Scout Pack #431 - Racing
Third – Save the Youth – Mountainville Outlawz Football & Cheering
Marching Group with a Float
First – Wizard of AHHS – Sharon Plessel School of Dance
Second – Addams Family – Seagreaves/Joyce Family
Third – Greatest Team on Earth – Salisbury Youth Association Cheerleading
Fourth – Zombie Fire Co. – Michael Reese
Fifth – Alien Invasion – Cub Scout Pack #25