While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley within a matter of days, the financial and emotional toll continues to linger on.
The storm which pummeled coastal regions, destroyed property and left masses of people feeling helpless is now projected to cost $60 billion nationwide.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners regular meetings have been rescheduled for November.
The first and second meetings will instead be held Thursday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 29.
The regular meetings are open to the public and begin 7 p.m. in the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue, Allentown.
Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell issued a line-item veto on Lehigh County's proposed budget Nov. 1 effectively issuing a $3.5 million cut in spending to accompany proposed tax credits.
"I am using the veto surgically to correct a problem rather than using it as a blunt instrument to simply say 'no' and force an arbitrary choice. While this veto will be somewhat complicated, its objectives are simple and clear," Hansell said at a press conference Nov. 1 announcing the line-item veto.
The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus is now holding a Florida fruit sale selling tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruit. Call 610-965-3977 to place an order. The last day to order will be Nov. 18 for a Dec. 7 pickup.
The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, 406 Franklin Street, Alburtis, will hold a general membership meeting with officer nominations 7 p.m. at their headquarters.
Both Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Chief Clint Ballek were effusive in their praise of the township's volunteer firefighters for the yeoman duty they exhibited during the time Hurricane Sandy was pounding the area, and in the days following the unprecedented storm that struck the area last week.
"Our guys were awesome," WSFD's Wells said.
"I'm so proud of the professional way our volunteers handled the storm and its aftermath," Ballek said.
Central Catholic will hold its 10th annual 40 Hours Retreat Nov. 8 and 9. This event takes place during school hours and fulfills one of the two retreat requirements each student must complete. A very spiritual event, 40 Hours includes many activities, such as Eucharistic Adoration, prayer sessions and a guest speaker. Parents, families, and friends are welcome to join in Adoration and the prayer service which will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Nov 8 in Masson Auditorium. For more information, please visit the school's website at acchs.info.
A new tire and auto repair firm has been approved for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 0, with one member absent Oct. 25, to approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.
The township Planning Commission voted Sept. 11 to recommend approval of the Kost plan to commissioners.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
While the shortening of daylight hours and the falling of leaves portends a bland period of winter, summer always bids a colorful farewell with the promise of another season of renewal to follow in the spring. This photo was taken along Regent Way, near DevonHouse Senior Living.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
An abundance of little monsters, angels and princesses visit DevonHouse Senior Living Oct. 26 for "safe trick or treat night" in the western part of the township near South Mall.
Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
David Molony, R
Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.
Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.
Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.
We need a new system.