Gov. Tom Wolf announced May 2 the School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Act 44 of 2018 approved $40 million in school safety grants to 234 school entities, plus $7.5 million in community violence prevention and reduction grants to 25 grant recipients throughout the commonwealth.
The Salisbury Township School District curriculum and technology committee met April 29 at Salisbury Middle School to discuss the progress of the district students as a whole, as well as the numerous ongoing innovative projects.
SMS teachers David Beyer and Josh Ecker presented the progress of their students under the new initiative, Project Wonder. The project, initiated by the two teachers, has been ongoing for the past year and includes 17 students from the middle school.
Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.
The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
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Based on statistics provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department in its 2018 annual report, most categories showed decreases compared to 2017.
Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles released the annual department year in review to township commissioners and administration.
The police department has 22 police officers.
Full-time officers include: a chief of police, two detectives, three sergeants, two corporals and 12 officers. There are two part-time officers.
The owner of a western Salisbury Township veterinary clinic wants to work with neighbors to resolve a dispute but at least one neighbor says he’s sought legal advice.
“I just want to be a good neighbor,” Dr. Samantha Ottinger, owner of Dr. Sam’s Veterinary House Calls, PC, 3115 W. Emaus Ave., Salisbury Township, said.
Ottinger spoke at the April 25 board of commissioners’ meeting during the courtesy of the floor portion. She referred to an article in the April 17 edition of the Salisbury Press “and the impact it had on me.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Doug Peters, The Trolley Man will attend. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
The Allentown Public Library, 1210 W. Hamilton St., will host its spring book sale 1 to 7 p.m. Also 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4.