Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SALISBURY TWP. ZONING HEARING BOARD

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Plan for Chestnut Hill Road residence tabled

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.

ANIMALS IN DISTRESS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, tours animal shelter in support of Libre’s Law

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Board members tour HST

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.

Community remembers McNeill as hardworking, bigger than life

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Services for state legislator, former township executive scheduled for Sept. 13, 14

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:

Dent continues to stand up for ‘sensible center’

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

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.

A ‘beacon’ goes out: Dent will not seek re-election

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.