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LEHIGH COUNTY news

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

County executive vetoes budget with 'balanced approach' in mind

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 8

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.

Nov. 9

HURRICANE SANDY: Salisbury volunteer firefighters earn high praise for storm duty

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

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.

CCHS to hold 40 Hours retreat

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Kost Tire, Auto Service plan approved

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

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.

Molony, McNeill vie for 133rd seat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

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.