Thom Walter, a resident of Salisbury Township’s east side, boxed his last letters and made his final package deliveries to postal patrons in Salisbury Township neighborhoods surrounding the South Mall area as he retired Aug. 31 after 40 years with the United States Postal Service.
A plan for a single residence along Chestnut Hill Road in a westernmost area of Salisbury Township near Emmaus has been tabled for a second time by the township zoning hearing board.
Zoners voted 4-0, with one hearing board member absent, to table the plan for a single-family house on a 1.16-acre property at 87 Chestnut Hill Road owned by Benjamin Hoffman.
The plan is scheduled to be reviewed at the next zoning board hearing 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave. The plan was first tabled at the Aug. 1 zoners’ meeting.
Emmaus Kiwanis/Quest Diagnostics Health Screening 7 to 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. There is a cost. Optional testing includes thyroid screening, PSA and Vitamin D. Payment by check or cash. Pre-register by calling 800-776-6342, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In June, Pennsylvania became safer for animals, especially pets, when Gov. Tom Wolf signed Libre’s Law.
On Aug. 30, Lois Gadek, Ph.D., president of the board of trustees of Animals in Distress, a no-kill shelter in Upper Saucon Township, gave State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st and Kristen Tullo, Humane Society of the United States - Pennsylvania state director, a tour of the shelter to illustrate the constituents whom the law protects – animals, including pets and future pets.
The Sept. 6 Salisbury Township School Board operations meeting began with a walking tour of Harry S Truman Elementary School, led by Facilities Director William Brackett. Members of the school board got a glimpse of the improvements made at the school over the summer months, which included new fencing around the back of the school, new flooring in the main office and carpeting in the library.
Following the tour, Director of Child Nutrition/District Chef Dustin Seymour gave the board an update on SFE’s launch in the district.
A stunned public reacted to the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, many of them unaware the 70-year-old Hokendauaqua resident had been battling cancer, carrying out his work without interruption and with determination and a smile.
House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-28th, and Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-33rd, issued the following statement jointly Sept. 8:
On Sept. 10, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, hosted what was supposed to be a “formal announcement” concerning his intentions next year. But news of his retirement leaked Sept. 7. Dent revealed his intentions to a few of his congressional colleagues, and they spilled the beans.
“They’re wonderful friends, but they have big mouths,” Dent joked Sept. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in this room,” Dent said, who apologized for interrupting one of the biggest sports weekends of the year.
U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a press release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.
The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.