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Sunday, May 31, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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All Lehigh County poll locations are handicapped accessible.

All polling places are subject to change. Please check back often.

Alburtis, *Alburtis Recreation Hall, 220 W. 2nd St.

Coopersburg,*Coopersburg Borough Hall, 5 N. Main St.

Emmaus 1st District, Emmaus Public Works Highway Garage, 44 Klines Lane

Emmaus 2nd District, Emmaus Public Works Highway Garage, 44 Klines Lane

Emmaus 3rd District, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 139 N. 4th St.

Navy Capt. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peters called to Javits New York Medical Station

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Navy Capt. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peters, a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy and Upper Milford Township resident, had been recalled to active service and until recently has been on the front line in what President Donald Trump calls the “war on the invisible enemy.”

The Navy ordered Peters to help staff the COVID-19 related temporary hospital at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City renamed the Javits New York Medical Station.

Trump tours Upper Macungie medical distribution facility

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a live-stream video on the White House webpage, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Postponing the walk down the aisle

As we’ve all learned in recent weeks, COVID-19 has found its way into every aspect of life; work and school, sports and play, municipal government operations, food shopping, going to the movies or parks, dining out with family and friends, getting a haircut and celebrating birthdays.

COVID-19 also is making it tough to celebrate weddings.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC Township police continue to cope with pandemic

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his report to commissioners at the May 14 township meeting, Salisbury Township Chief of Police Kevin J. Soberick noted changes have been made in department operations.

“We came up with an alternative schedule to handle our call volume. Thank God, throughout all this, although we were exposed, no one got sick. We used our PPE [Personal Protection Equipment]. We got the cars sanitized.

“Even though our call volume was down, we handled some pretty serious situations.