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Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Community Day may partner with National Night Out

Salisbury Township Community Day may not be held in May.

Discussion of the Community Day, proposed for May, indicates it may be moved to early August.

The move to August was favored by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners to coordinate it with the annual National Night Out, which this year is Aug. 7.

Also, at the Jan. 25 meeting, commissioners honored three longtime members of township boards.

Local companies helping to feed Murphy the giraffe

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

PPL Electric Utilities’ tree trimming program provides more reliable electric service for its customers.

And now, it also helps feed Murphy, the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Masai giraffe.

Under a partnership between the utility and the zoo, Jaflo Inc., one of PPL’s tree contractors, is making deliveries of cut branches, also called browse, which the zoo uses to feed Murphy, the 16-year-old giraffe it acquired recently.

The zoo could not be more grateful to PPL and Jaflo.

Guest view

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Act for school property tax elimination is progressing

I want to provide constituents of the 40th Senate District with the latest update regarding the school property tax elimination fight in Harrisburg and what to expect in the near future.

Citizens across the commonwealth voted Nov. 7, 2017, to support the expansion of the state’s existing Homestead Exclusion program, allowing for up to 100 percent elimination of school property taxes on owner-occupied homes. Passage of the referendum was the first step in providing this critical elimination.