Salisbury Press

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Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Party line vote overturns budget veto

In a party-line 6–3 vote, Lehigh County Commissioners Nov. 14 overturned the administration’s Oct. 31 veto of the Lehigh County 2019 budget.

Democrat Commissioners Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment which reduces the tax rate for Lehigh County citizens for 2019.

The action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be for 2019. The commissioners approved a 3.64 millage rate marked down from 3.79 mils Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong wanted.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

2019 budget is ready for advertising

In a shortened version of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 15, commissioners approved the advertising of the 2019 Lower Macungie Township budget. Commissioner Brian Higgins complimented Bruce Beitel, township manager, for being able to come into this as the new person and for it to all fall into place right on time.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Five single homes, one twin-home, proposed for former greenhouse property

A seven-lot subdivision is proposed for the site of the former Schaedel Greenhouse on Salisbury Township’s east side.

Real estate developer Rudy Amelio, who operates ERA Rudy Amelio Real Estate, Allentown, would build five single homes on five lots and one twin home on two lots for a total of seven lots at 621 E. Lynnwood St., Salisbury Township.

The project is in the township’s R-4 Zoning District. The preliminary-final major subdivision plan includes demolition of existing structures on the property.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

WSE teacher Eric Molitoris receives award

The Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting Nov. 14 in the administration building.

Student representatives from each of the four schools provided reports on both past and upcoming events.

Janet E. Smith was recognized on the occasion of her retirement after working in the administration building for over 12 years as a PIMS/ACCESS coordinator.

Coaches and advisors were also recognized for their years of service.