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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 8

The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus is now holding a Florida fruit sale selling tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruit. Call 610-965-3977 to place an order. The last day to order will be Nov. 18 for a Dec. 7 pickup.

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, 406 Franklin Street, Alburtis, will hold a general membership meeting with officer nominations 7 p.m. at their headquarters.

Nov. 9

HURRICANE SANDY: Salisbury volunteer firefighters earn high praise for storm duty

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Both Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Chief Clint Ballek were effusive in their praise of the township's volunteer firefighters for the yeoman duty they exhibited during the time Hurricane Sandy was pounding the area, and in the days following the unprecedented storm that struck the area last week.

"Our guys were awesome," WSFD's Wells said.

"I'm so proud of the professional way our volunteers handled the storm and its aftermath," Ballek said.

CCHS to hold 40 Hours retreat

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Central Catholic will hold its 10th annual 40 Hours Retreat Nov. 8 and 9. This event takes place during school hours and fulfills one of the two retreat requirements each student must complete. A very spiritual event, 40 Hours includes many activities, such as Eucharistic Adoration, prayer sessions and a guest speaker. Parents, families, and friends are welcome to join in Adoration and the prayer service which will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Nov 8 in Masson Auditorium. For more information, please visit the school's website at


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new tire and auto repair firm has been approved for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 0, with one member absent Oct. 25, to approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.

The township Planning Commission voted Sept. 11 to recommend approval of the Kost plan to commissioners.

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.