Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Police officer resigns

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of a Salisbury Township Police Department officer.

Commissioners voted 3-0, with two commissioners absent at the Sept. 28 township meeting, to accept the resignation of Police Officer Geoffrey Hebel.

After the meeting, Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles told a reporter for The Press the police department would fill the position.

The police department roster includes 19 full-time officers and two part-time officers. The resignation reduces full-time staff to 18.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Volunteer firefighter develops additional first responder skills

Like many of his firefighter brethren at Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, Jonathan Al-Khal has the knowledge, training, experience, safety equipment and dedication that allow him to run into a burning building when everyone else is running out.

Al-Khal has developed additional skills, though, that have widened his value to the first responder and law enforcement community in Lehigh County. Al-Khal has developed a reputation as one of the most skilled drone flight technicians in the region.

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department holds ninth annual Community Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Warm but pleasant weather helped bring friends and neighbors for Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire department’s ninth annual Community Day activities held Sept. 23 at the department’s Swain fire station and the adjacent Green Acres Park.

Bounce rides and games, vehicle and equipment demonstrations, fire prevention and education activities, a popular Balloons the Clown comedy and magic show and picnic food by Smokin’ Smitty’s Catering provided something for everyone at the family-oriented open house.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Changing education for changing needs

Faculty and administrators discussed the success of the summer programs held throughout the district and changes to the curriculum which are being evaluated by staff, during the curriculum and technology committee meeting held Sept. 25.

“We didn’t get many students in attendance for the library program,” Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Lynn Fuini-Hetten said.

“I don’t think children are attending libraries at all very much anymore,” Director Audrey Frick said.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Contractor submits plan for building on Fourth St.

A building for a painting contractor firm is proposed for along South Fourth Street in Salisbury Township.

Roche Painting would construct an approximate 2,000-square-foot building on a 1.1-acre tract at 2686 S. Fourth St.

Aaron Roche, of Roche Painting LLC, said the building would house supplies and provide him an office.

Roche and Edward Schlaner Jr., of Martin H. Schuler Company, an Allentown civil engineering and surveying company, presented the sketch plan and answered questions at the Sept. 12 Salisbury Township Planning Commission meeting.

Election Policy

Wednesday, September 27, 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 is the Oct. 4 edition.

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