Salisbury Press

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BRIEFLY

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Executive office phone line spoofed

LEHIGH COUNTY

A media release from the Lehigh County Public Information Office detailed the following:

“It has come to our attention that the main phone line 610-782-3001 for the Lehigh County Executive Office has been spoofed by an outside source and to make fictious calls to residents.

“Be advised the phone line itself has not been hacked, but an outside source is impersonating their phone calls under that number. This is known as spoofing.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Deadlines change due to COVID-19

134th District

In a media release April 7, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, 134th, updated constituents about changes in government deadlines attributed to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic as follows:

Election Deadline Changes

As a result of legislation recently passed and signed into law, the Pennsylvania primary election has been postponed until June 2. Pennsylvania residents now have until May 18 to register to vote and until May 26 to register to vote by mail-in ballot.

Another new law recently passed now allows anyone to vote by mail in an election.

Riders request issued

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LANTA

Under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, LANTA is posting signs on all buses and paratransit vans, as well as using social media and other public communications recommending riders wear masks while riding LANTA services.

“The Department of Health strongly recommends the use of masks, bandannas or scarves to cover one’s nose and mouth when riding transit in Pennsylvania,” LANTA’s Executive Director Owen P. O’Neil said. “We are doing all we can to inform riders,” he added.

Book collection through April 9

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV PRESS

The Times News, Lehigh Valley Press and Vigilant Fire Company of Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.

2020 fishing licenses available

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

STATE

The Commonwealth’s 2020 fishing licenses are available.

Licenses and permits are valid up to Dec. 31 and may be purchased at www.gonefishingpa.com, about 700 issuing agents, county treasurers’ offices and all Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regional offices.

Multi-year options, such as the trout/salmon or Lake Erie permits, are also available. Collectible pumpkin seed sunfish design buttons, customized with the angler’s individual license number, are not issued at the time of purchase and will be mailed to the buyer within three to four weeks weeks.

Accepting

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV PRESS

The Times News, Lehigh Valley Press and Vigilant Fire Company of Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.

Million-minute

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV READS

Lehigh Valley Reads, a regional literacy campaign powered by PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, has challenged area residents to read 1 million minutes during the month of March.

There are no age restrictions so anyone can join, including organizations.

Lehigh Valley Reads hopes to mobilize the valley to build a community of readers to make the area a place of opportunity for all.

The challenge will begin March 1. Interested parties can register on the PBS39 website.