Salisbury Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019

'Bird Town' may fly in Salisbury Township

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Environmental Council backs Audubon program

Salisbury Township appears to be migrating toward being designated as a "Bird Town."

The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society, encourages habitat maintenance and property owners' efforts to encourage the habitation of natural bird species.

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council heard a presentation about the program at its October monthly meeting.

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Waldheim residents object to rezoning

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Some residents of Waldheim Park are reacting negatively to Salisbury Township's rezoning of the privately-owned religious community.

The rezoning is contained in the township Comprehensive Plan update, approved unanimously 5-0 by the township Board of Commissioners Sept. 27, as recommended by the township Planning Commission.

Waldheim Park has been rezoned from R-4 to R-5.

The R-5 designation allows manufactured homes.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Two budget amendments proposed to lower taxes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin recognized for her years of service

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Salisbury Township School Board bid farewell to acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin at the Oct. 10 board meeting.

Beauchemin, who has worked in the district since 1999 when she started as the principal of Harry S Truman Elementary School, retired on Oct. 12 and will be replaced by the newly appointed Michael Roth.

Volunteer firefighters take fire safety message to St. Thomas More School

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.

"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.