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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Spotted Lanternfly cited in grass clippings recycling centers ban

Even as the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners gets ready to consider medical marijuana dispensary legislation in the coming months, a more immediate concern about the dispensing of another kind of grass is expected to be on the agenda of the April 27 township workshop: grass clippings.

Township residents are no longer allowed to drop off grass clippings from lawn mowing at their residences at recycling centers, according to a notice posted April 18 on the township website:

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and Keystone testing begins

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Student representatives from the elementary, middle and high schools in the Salisbury Township School District reported Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing began in early April and will continue for the next several weeks. Keystone testing for high school students will begin in May.

During the April 19 board meeting, students from the elementary and middle schools said the first round of the PSSA testing challenged their knowledge in English language arts.

Signs of Heroin Use

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

• Q-Tips missing (used to filter their heroin into a syringe)

• Q-Tips pulled apart and found in garbage or rolled up in a tiny ball

• Spoons missing, spoons with bent handles, spoons with burn marks on bottom (used to melt the heroin into liquid form to inject)

• Burn marks on clothing

• Chore Boy (copper strings; signs of crack usage)

• Aluminum foil, burned or with burned lines on it (smoking heroin or OxyContin; called “chasing the dragon”)

• Hose clamps, used for grinding pills into powder for snorting or injecting


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities under consideration

Legislation to regulate medical marijuana facilities is wending its through Salisbury Township government channels with the prospect of at least one facility in the township.

Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka presented a draft zoning ordinance to amend Chapter 27 of the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance for the regulation of medical marijuana facilities to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission April 11.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Dinner to honor more than 13 volunteers, organizations

More than 13 individuals and organizations will be honored at the 2017 Salisbury Township Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

The catered dinner for volunteers being honored and their guests is 6 p.m. April 20 in the meeting room of the township municipal building.

Commissioners voted 5-0 at the April 13 meeting to approve a resolution, on a motion by commissioner Vice President Robert Martucci Jr. and seconded by Commissioner Debra Brinton, to honor:

•Adam Al-Khal, volunteering at Western Salisbury Fire Department for 11 years and now president and deputy chief.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

County discusses additional fee for vehicle registration

Those living in Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each non-exempt vehicle registration.

The board of commissioners at its April 12 meeting discussed a motion authorizing the fee. Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program. The board will vote on the bill at the April 26 meeting

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor for the bill, along with Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.