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Thursday, April 2, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

COVID-19 concerns postpone Lindberg dedication; parks closed

Cancellations, postponements and changes in municipal government-run services continue in Salisbury Township as the impact of the “stay-at-home” order in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lindberg Park improvements project has been postponed from May 1 until 1 p.m. June 5, Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich confirmed in a March 24 email to The Press.

Western Fire Company project gets good marks; $3.2-million cost to be financed with 40-year loan

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The design for the proposed Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company Station drew positive responses from Salisbury Township officials.

No one seemed more pleased than representatives of Western Salisbury Fire Company when artist’s renderings of the new building were shown during a township meeting.

The meeting may be the last one for township commissioners in the near future because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which has forced township officials to cancel the March 26 meeting.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

‘They’ve been very impressive and risen to the challenge’

Political theorist and philosopher Thomas Paine famously wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls” in the opening moments of his political pamphlet “The American Crisis.”

Local grocers may see fit to add “and store shelves.”

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wrought changes on how many local food store chains operate.

Home testing

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Scammers are already lined up to make money off the coronavirus. Please let your elderly loved ones know no one is coming door-to- door to home test for this virus.

Law enforcement and the Red Cross advise there are people in some areas going door-to-door saying they are authorized to do “home testing” for the coronavirus.

This is not true.

When permitted, the scammers perform a pretend test and charge for it or rob the victim.

If someone like this comes to your door, do not allow them into your home and call the police.

SECTV to offer free Wi-Fi hot spots, modems and breaks to customers

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications is proud to join the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge to help ensure connectivity to our valued customers, as first proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.

As part of the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge, Service Electric pledges for the next 60 days to:

- Not terminate service to any residential or small business due to the inability to pay their bill


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Regional health bureau may be revisited

Concerns of the mother of a Lehigh County Jail inmate about how the Lehigh County Corrections Department is handling the coronavirus crisis may have resuscitated the long-dead idea of establishing a regional health bureau.

Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty suggested toward the end of the Lehigh County Commissioners meeting March 11 this might be a good time to revisit the plan that gained momentum among local Lehigh Valley governments and various stakeholders around 2008.

Sodexo worker tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News


As of March 20, a food service employee, who works at the Allentown campus, tested positive for COVID-19. That employee has not been on campus since March 15. The employee works for Sodexo, the contracted food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation facilities. Lehigh County and Sodexo have been informed of the situation and are both coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.