PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
While the shortening of daylight hours and the falling of leaves portends a bland period of winter, summer always bids a colorful farewell with the promise of another season of renewal to follow in the spring. This photo was taken along Regent Way, near DevonHouse Senior Living.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
An abundance of little monsters, angels and princesses visit DevonHouse Senior Living Oct. 26 for "safe trick or treat night" in the western part of the township near South Mall.
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.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
The Devonshire Road bridge over the Little Lehigh, at Keystone Road, reopens Oct. 19 after being closed to traffic since mid-summer. Contractors performed subsurface reconstruction and repaved the roadway over the bridge. The thoroughfare is a heavy traffic area and drivers have had to find alternate routes since the bridge closed July 16. The bridge was not scheduled to reopen until Nov. 9, but good weather allowed the work to be completed ahead of schedule.
The Salisbury Township Police Department is seeking to hire two additional officers and the Salisbury Township Public Works Department is seeking to hire two additional employees.
Those were two of the topics during a one-hour 2012 township budget discussion during the Oct. 25 workshop session following the second monthly regular meeting of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.
St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Services (SLETS) responded to 340 emergency 911 calls year to date.
The statistics were contained in a report presented by Kermit Gorr, St. Luke's executive director of emergency and transportation services, to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the Oct. 25 meeting.
There were 3,160 mailings sent to township residents in 2011 with 25 percent of the residents participating in the subscription drive, according to Gorr.
A subscription drive was sent last week to township residents and business owners.
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Q. What is the most overriding issue in this election and how do you propose to solve it?
The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.
The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million. The new budget turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million. The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.
Saint Thomas More School students circled their athletic fields in a fun-filled outdoor event Oct. 22 as part of the school's annual Walkathon to raise funds for school operations.
The event had been postponed from Oct. 19, because of adverse weather conditions.
The wait proved advantageous as Monday was a perfect sunny and warm afternoon.