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Sunday, April 5, 2020

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Local News

March 28

Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. Richter Mobile Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.

April 4

“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.

April 11

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

COVID-19 concerns cancel township meetings, egg hunt

COVID-19 has cast its shadow across Salisbury Township, not only closing Salisbury Township School District schools, on the order of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, but also canceling several Salisbury Township municipal meetings and events.

“I think to be prudent, the board should cancel the next meeting,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said at the March 12 township meeting.

Bonaskiewich announced the cancellations don’t only include the commissioners’ meeting.

State of emergency declared

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

If the state gives approval to the request, the county will distribute mail-in ballots in an effort to cope with the corona virus, according to the Lehigh County executive in a press conference March 16.

“I hope every citizen can vote safely with these new mail-in ballots on Election Day,” Executive Phillips Armstrong said.

He also declared a state of emergency for Lehigh County effective March 16. Armstrong made the official announcement 1 p.m. at the front of the county government building.

A message to our loyal customers

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Until further notice, we will no longer accept walk-in customers at The Press, 1633 N. 26th St., Allentown.

We have taken this step in order to protect our employees and the general public from the possibility of exposing anyone to the COVID-19 virus.

We will be happy to accept telephone calls and you can make payments through the mail, through the mail slot in our door or electronically on our website at www.tnonline.com.

Our offices will be staffed and in operation conducting business over the telephone and through email during this crisis.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

Operation committee reviews preliminary budget

On March 4, the Salisbury Township school board held its monthly operations committee meeting at Salisbury Middle School. The meeting was truncated to allow time for a special follow-up meeting to address the possible reconfiguration of elementary school students in the district and the potential closure of Western Salisbury Elementary School.

2020 census

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What you need to know

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census is used to:

Another View

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News

COVID-19 concerns impact St. Patrick’s Day in home country

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and his fabled expulsion of the snakes from the country.

Once upon a time, the day was celebrated with church services and simple parties. When Irish immigrants came to America, they used the day to mark their heritage with big celebrations. Now, the holiday features parades, parties and all things green.