Salisbury Press

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Molony, McNeill vie for 133rd seat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

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.

Devonshire bridge open

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Local News


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.

salisbury township board of commissioners

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

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 committed to continuing service

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

$360,000 loss posted, according to official

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.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Amended version of budget passed along party lines

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.