Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

St. Ann School Honor Roll

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Ann School has announced the names of students named to the second trimester honor roll.

HIGH HONORS

Grade 8: Allison Carr, Jacob Demchak, Jack Freemont, Samantha Loeper, Jonathan Romero, Gabriella Rutch, Sophia Servagno, Nina Tormann

Grade 7: Eve Binder, Jessamine Magalona, Lola Schaeffer, Madyson Tait

Grade 6: Audrey Boardman, Harper Daly, Erin Durso, Logan Hartman, Catherine Raynock, Gregory Smith

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Anti-discrimination wording a concern

Business hit a speed bump Feb. 27 when county commissioners attempted to approve a couple of professional services contracts. Commissioner Amy Zanelli objected to the boilerplate anti-discrimination provisions of two proposed agreements – one with Election IQ LLC and another with Alfred Yacoub, Esquire for professional services with the County of Lehigh.

Zanelli, elected in 2017 from District 3 to her commissioner office, noted the proposed contracts did not contain language that protects “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability.”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Swain School soccer field approved; Lehigh County executive pays a visit

On the recommendation of the Salisbury Township Planning Commission, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has approved a new soccer field, amphitheater and rain garden at The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.

Commissioners approved several other resolutions and had a surprise visit from Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong at the March 22 meeting.

Armstrong said he’s making the rounds of municipal meetings in the county.

Squaring off in the ‘Olympics of Math’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in Local News

34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition is another success

For anyone who’s ever wondered how many 2x 2x2 cubes must be added to an 8x8x8 cube to make a 10x10x10 cube, ask any of the middle schoolers who plowed through dozens of similar head-spinning math problems recently at Nitschmann Middle School, Bethlehem. They’ll answer in about 45 seconds.

These students were competing in the 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Increases in most fire inspection fees approved

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has approved higher fees for fire inspections of buildings in the township.

Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve a resolution to amend the fire safety inspection fee schedule.

In most instances, fees are increasing from a range of $10 to $100. The fees went into effect following the commissioners’ vote of approval at the March 22 township meeting. Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion to bring the resolution to a vote, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Youth fishing event March 31 at Laubach Park

Salisbury Township will hold a youth fishing event 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31. Children 15 and under can fish at the Laubach Park pond. A parent or guardian must be with the child at all times and there is a five fish limit per child. Sounds like a good time.

March 29 is a snow make-up day. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. while Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School dismiss 1 p.m. Schools will be closed for the Easter break March 30 and April 2. Additionally, school will be in session June 7 and 8.

FALCON INSIDER

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Local News

Salisbury High School students show their school spirit

Last week students at Salisbury High School showed their school spirit during spring spirit week.

On March 19 and 20, students showed their school spirit by participating in pajama day and 1990s day. Due to the snowstorm, spirit week was cut short and students were unable to participate in Hawaiian shirt day or dress like a teacher day. However, spirit week continued this week, ending today with a pep rally.