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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Answers sought on KidsPeace Broadway Campus housing refugee children

The announcement that KidsPeace Broadway Campus is to be a site for the housing of children caught at the Mexico border has caught Salisbury Township officials off-guard.

Township officials are looking into whether or not KidsPeace is permitted by law to undertake the project. Salisbury officials said they will speak with KidsPeace officials.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Official airs concerns about PPL tree-trimming program

PPL tree trimming created a storm of controversy at the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council meeting.

Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka said that residents have phoned her at the township municipal building with complaints about the method and results of the PPL tree trimming.

PPL Electric Utilities stepped up its tree-trimming program in the right-of-ways of its electrical power lines following widespread power outages in the Lehigh Valley after Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012.

Ohio man crisscrosses the country asking people to give the gift of life

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Despite his kind and gentle demeanor, Al Whitney is out for blood.

Whitney meets a lot of people in his travels back and forth across the country. After he says "hello," he'll ask you whether you are a blood donor. Answer in the affirmative and you have an instant new best friend.

Hesitate, and he'll boldly ask you why not.

"It's the easiest thing in the world, and you could be saving somebody's life," Whitney said.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Residents to decide debt approval

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County voters will get to decide if they would like to make the final approval before the county incurs certain kinds of debt.

At its April 24 meeting, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum that will ask county voters this November if they would like the final say before the county issues debt to support private sector activities, such as building a baseball stadium.