Kerry H. Rabold is the new Salisbury Township Zoning Officer.
Rabold, administrative assistant in the township’s Department of Community Development, was zoning officer, City of Allentown, 2018-2019.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent, to approve the resolution to appoint Rabold at the May 14 meeting. Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Heather Lipkin, to bring the resolution to a vote.
The cabin fever that often comes during the winter months received an extension this year due to quarantines put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
On May 7, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine extended the orders for the northeast and other parts of the state to stay at home until June 4.
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Gov. Tom Wolf has received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a plan to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to students who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program.
This program, known as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, will be temporary and is designed to bridge the gap left by schools closing and help families who may have strained resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives May 4 by a vote of 201-1.
House Bill 2455 establishes a comprehensive framework for statewide COVID-19 testing and gives local health departments greater latitude to implement coronavirus testing.
Realtors are out of work right now due to the governor’s order. Under the order, Realtors are not considered essential workers. Some may find this strange, as shelter is definitely considered a necessity.
Realtor Lucy Lennon of Morganelli Properties shares her experiences during the pandemic.
Department of Health releases revised dental health care guidance for treating patients during COVID-19 pandemic
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on May 8 released the revised dental health care guidance as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s strategic, phased COVID-19 reopening plan. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have revised their business closure orders issued March 19 to remove the prohibition on non-urgent and non-emergent dental procedures. Those orders were issued May 7.
You see it on television – small businesses closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. But it only happens in those other places, not your own neighborhood and not to someone who has become a friend to the community.
This friend, Dave Soska, owner of Allentown Bethlehem Goose, formerly Allentown Goose, was one of the first to say “yes” when a gift certificate was needed for a community fundraiser.
Yet when his business needed assistance due to COVID-19, help did not arrive.
Soska decided to close his business the first week of April.