Salisbury Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Players of the Stage presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Monday, December 4, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9.

This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.

The play is directed by Lindsay Swavely. John McClure is the assistant director.

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Scholars compete in brainy quest for turkey toss bragging rights

With football season and its gridiron heroes behind, Salisbury High School physics instructor Paul Koba each year challenges his physics class scholars to put what they are learning to practical use in the school’s annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey toss competition utilizing the principles they have learned about the use of simple medieval warfare machines.

BRIEFLY

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Tribute planned

DMVA

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.

SPECIAL ELECTION DEC. 5

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Samantha Dorney: Send Harrisburg a message

Bethlehem resident Samantha X. Dorney, a Libertarian, is seeking the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Dec. 5 special election.

“Voters of the 133rd District have a unique opportunity to send a message to Harrisburg,” according to Dorney.

“While Republicans and Democrats in the legislature continue to play games with the budget, choosing special interests on both sides of the aisle, district residents can choose an independent citizen who answers to them and them alone.”

SPECIAL ELECTION DEC. 5

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

David Molony: People want to participate more

Republican David Molony held a press conference Nov. 16 to get the word out on some of his campaign commitments. A special election is scheduled Dec. 5 to fill the seat vacated by Dan McNeill for the 133rd Legislative District.

“I’ve talked to more than 25,000 people in the district over the past years,” Molony said. “They want to participate more in how decisions in Harrisburg are made.”

To meet that demand, Molony said he is going to use his constituent contact mail to show voters important pending legislation and solicit feedback on how he should vote.

FIRST RESPONDER PROFILE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Noah Waterman fulfills first responder dream

Noah Waterman displays the epitome of youthful enthusiasm in his first responder duties as a firefighter with Eastern Salisbury Fire Department.

It’s that enthusiasm and devotion to duty that compels Waterman, not yet a motor vehicle operator, to grab a flashlight and bicycle to the fire station for a nighttime fire call, hoping to get there in time to be on the first engine out.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Tax hike in 2018 budget increases to 11.4 percent

The tax hike in the proposed 2018 Salisbury Township budget has been increased to 11.4 percent to provide for the hiring of an additional township police officer.

By consensus at the Nov. 21 township meeting, commissioners agreed for Township Director of Finance Paul Ziegenfus to revise the 2018 budget to include the new police officer, estimated to add $75,000, including salary and benefits, to the budget.

Under the latest proposed budget, township millage for property owners would increase 0.22485 from 1.97515 mills to 2.20 mills.