Salisbury Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

Students present the Emerging Health Professionals Program

The curriculum and technology committee meeting of Salisbury Township School District met at Salisbury High School Jan. 28 to discuss program updates and proposed changes to the 2019-2020 curriculum.

A presentation on the Emerging Health Professionals Program was given by three participating seniors, Elizabeth Raines, Kaitlyn Keller and Ashley Bowersox. The students detailed the rigorous requirements of the intensive dual-enrollment program for those interested in careers in medicine.

ARTS ACADEMY CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Students evacuated after gas leak

School officials and personnel from Western Salisbury Fire Department fully evacuated some 300 students from the Arts Academy Charter Middle School, 1610 East Emmaus Ave., to Salisbury High School Jan. 22, after a leak in a natural gas main was detected in front of the school.

Western Salisbury firefighters responding to a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred about 6:45 a.m. at Cedar Crest Boulevard, were dispatched 7:20 a.m. to investigate a strong odor of natural gas near Butz Lane and East Emmaus Avenue.

Network responds to tax assessment appeal

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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In a story in the Jan. 23 edition of The Press, Salisbury Township School District is challenging the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s tax-exempt status in a lawsuit filed Jan. 9.

In an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, the district is arguing Lehigh Valley Hospital should be ordered to pay its “fair share” of taxes.

According to the new tax exemption appeal the district filed, the hospital does not meet the constitutional requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court necessary to show that it is a “purely public charity.”

Women’s rights are human rights

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Though the temperature was a chilly 32 degrees, a crowd of some 200, mostly women, gathered at Payrow Plaza beside Bethlehem City Hall for the third annual Women’s March of the Lehigh Valley Jan. 19. This year, however, the Bethlehem Women’s March was not affiliated with the National Women’s March because of a desire to express disapproval of what was seen as anti-Semitism and ties to the Nation of Islam of some of its leaders.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Township police offering active-shooter response training for public

The Salisbury Township Police Department is offering active-shooter training to the public.

The class, “Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events,” which is free of charge, is 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Salisbury police headquarters, 3000 S. Pike Ave. Parking is available at the adjacent township municipal building parking lot, 2900 S. Pike Ave.