Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Annual donation drive begins

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ESFD

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department is appealing to residents and business owners in the township for donations to maintain the highest possible level of service to those in the eastern side of the township.

The fire department is entering its 29th year of providing fire and rescue service to the community.

Although the township provides a portion of the fire department’s financial needs, contributions allow the volunteers continued training and the latest tools and technology.

Patriots’ Day Dinner April 21

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

SHELTER HOUSE

The Shelter House Society will host the annual Patriots’ Day Dinner April 21 at Citizens Number 2 Fire Company, 10th and Broad streets, Emmaus. The dinner begins 6:30 p.m.

Following dinner, historian/photographer Scott Herring will present the program, “250 Years of Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal.” Herring’s presentation will feature an illustrated talk with images of the underground as hard coal is wrested from its vein and brought to the surface.

CHC addiction, recovery talk

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Voices from the Valley

The 2018 Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery learning experience will be presented by the Center for Humanistic Change 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Participants will learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction specialists; and local resources for addicts and their families.

New office

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

McNEILL

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, has announced Fountain Hill office hours at borough hall and the Whitehall district office.

The office will be open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the first and third Friday of every month at borough hall, 941 Long St., for residents of Fountain Hill, Salisbury Township and West Bethlehem.

Call 610-266-1273 for more information.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Tax ID theft can trip up refund

AARP

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh warns as tax-filing season has begun, be aware of possible tax identity theft.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.

Johnston-Walsh said if the Internal Revenue Service receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, will be sent a written notice through the mail.

Likewise, the IRS will send a notice if you have unreported income or if you and someone else are claiming the same dependents.

Public defender warns of telephone scammers

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

According to a press release from Lehigh County Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul, numerous individuals have reported receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.

The caller claims the individual’s child/grandchild has been charged with a crime and bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately.

He then directs them to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.

The caller is not from the public defender’s office.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Equine donations sought

STATE POLICE

Donations of a few good horses, of quiet, sound dispositions and free of serious stable vices are requested by the Pennsylvania State Police to supplement the force’s 26-horse mounted patrol unit stabled at the academy in Hershey.

The equines will be used statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol operations of remote areas and participate in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Tax ID theft can trip up refund

AARP

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh said as tax-filing season has begun, be aware of possible tax identity theft.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.

Johnston-Walsh said if the Internal Revenue Service receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, you will receive a written notice through the mail.

Likewise, the IRS will send a notice if you have unreported income or if you and someone else are claiming the same dependents.

Competition planned Feb. 10

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

LV MATHCOUNTS®

About 220 students from 23 middle, intermediate and junior high schools from multiple counties are registered to compete in the 34rd annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® Feb 10 at the new Nitschmann Middle School, 1002 W. Union Blvd., Bethlehem. The snow date is Feb. 11.

Students will take written tests 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The top 10 scoring students will face off in the countdown round, a “Jeopardy” style oral competition, 1 p.m. in the school auditorium.