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PPL meter swaps are ongoing, not new

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by NATHANIEL JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.

PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.

Central Catholic column

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Vikings advance to state semifinals

The Central Catholic boys football team defeated Selinsgrove High School Nov. 30 by a margin of 41-13, in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.

Led by senior captains Anthony Beck, Andrew Englebert, Colin McDermott and Anthony Lynch, the team hopes to continue their success in the upcoming semifinal game against Archbishop Wood High School. The game will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethlehem School District's stadium.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 6

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown. They will hold their annual membership recognition luncheon and the program will be led by Singer Claude Shappell. A business meeting will follow the program. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.

Lower Macungie AARP Chapter 4150 will meet noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library Building. The meeting features the entertainment of KALEIDOSCOPE.

Dec. 7

Ai Orthodontics celebrates National Orthodontic Month

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Decorated pumpkins donated to Lehigh Valley Health Network

Decorated pumpkins took over the waiting room at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, recently in honor of National Orthodontic Month.

Pumpkins were delivered to Ai's referring dentists who were asked to decorate and return them. There were no rules other than to have a good time, according to orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and practice administrator Melissa McCalley.

Nature Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh River is topic Nov. 29

Jerry McAward will be the 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, speaker at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.

He will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the Lehigh River."

McAward is an American Canoe Association instructor-trainer-educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee.

He has degrees in physical education-exercise physiology and commercial recreation.

The free presentation is open to the public.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Enrollment numbers discussed at curriculum meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the Nov. 12 curriculum meeting, members of the committee were provided with data about the student population at Salisbury Township School District.

Of the 1,576 students for the 2011-2012 school year, 26.4 percent of those students were economically disadvantaged. Of that number, Harry S Truman Elementary School had the most students, followed by Salisbury High School, Salisbury Middle School and Western Salisbury Elementary School.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Hiring two police officers not in 2013 budget; increased expenses, stagnant revenue cited

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles won't get his Christmas wish from Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano.

Stiles would like a vacancy for a police officer in the township police department to be filled and one new police officer to be hired.

Soriano said adding two, or even one, police officer can only happen if taxes are increased, a prospect he's unwilling to back.

However, Soriano said township Board of Commissioners could vote to raise taxes to provide the revenue for the two police officers.