Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Farming course

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Penn State

Have you ever thought of starting your own small farm or agricultural business?

Maybe you’ve envisioned taking a second career or hobby-farming venture to the next level?

“Exploring the Small Farm Dream,” a three-evening course series is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at Gracedale Nursing Home (Tower One Conference Room and Victorian Gardens Room), 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Human Services contract reviewed

Lehigh County Commissioners Aug. 14 suspended “rules of the board” and added the long-delayed and much-belabored Human Service’s union contract to its agenda. Even that simple act was not without drama as commissioners voted 8–1 to authorize the exception to regular order which allowed the contract to be added to the already published agenda. Commissioner Geoff Brace objected suspending the rules to add the contract to the agenda in such an irregular fashion.

Human Services workers have been working without an agreement since Dec. 31, 2018.

UNITED WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON AND NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Report: Many Pennsylvania families struggling

More than 1.8 million families in Pennsylvania who don’t qualify for federal assistance still struggle to afford essentials like housing, food, child care and transportation, according to a recently released United Way of Pennsylvania report. This represents about 37 percent of households in the commonwealth.

Despite earning above the federal poverty level, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – or ALICE – report says, those families’ incomes fall short of the basic cost of living.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Flexer Avenue area subdivision again tabled for review

A five-lot subdivision has been tabled by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, township planners at the Aug. 13 meeting, on a motion by Secretary Glenn Miller, seconded by Richard Hassick, tabled the preliminary plan for a major subdivision proposed by Plot 886, LLC, at 905 Flexer Ave. and 2882 East Texas Blvd. (Flexer Avenue).

The project proposes “the construction of five homes with a minimum lot size of 9,600-square-feet as required in the Rural Residential Zoning District of R-3 referenced as Medium Low-Density dwellings.”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

New instructors introduced

The Salisbury Township School District School Board opened its first meeting of the school year Aug. 14 with the introduction of their new instructors. In attendance were Andrew Makhoul, sixth grade learning support; Andrew Heath, eighth grade learning support; John Leiderman, elementary music teacher; Lauren Bieber, kindergarten through second grade learning support and Nancy Thomas, a middle school health and physical education teacher.