Salisbury Press

Friday, January 17, 2020


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Services is changing its subscription drive mailing from January to July.

St. Luke’s ETS subscribers, including those who live in Salisbury Township, will have continued coverage from January to July at no extra charge, Mark Lohman, St. Luke’s Network Director said.

In a statement provided to The Press, Lohman said the change was made “in an effort to streamline the mailings of our annual subscription drive.”

St. Luke’s ETS Director...

Boscola announces $105K for career and tech schools

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced recently the awarding of $104,999 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high demand occupations.

“I am pleased that the Commonwealth is being proactive in assisting our career and technical schools across the state to aid them in preparing our students for high demand occupations,” Boscola said. “These grants will allow our local career and technical...


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Do you like pancakes? The Salisbury boys basketball team would like to invite you to a flapjack fundraiser breakfast 8-10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 7150 Hamilton Blvd. To purchase tickets, contact a varsity or JV basketball player or contact Yvonne Bleam at The regular Applebee’s menu will not be available.

Jan. 17 will be an early dismissal for Salisbury Township schools.



Thursday, January 16, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 19

All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. Everyone is welcome. There is a charge. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

Jan. 26

A Red Cross blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18, near the Garden Center. Appointments are preferred, but not needed. Register online at and enter...

Nathan Brown announces candidacy

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


Republican Nathan Brown has announced his candidacy in the 2020 election for the seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 131st Legislative District, serving parts of Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.

Brown currently is a Lehigh County Commissioner representing the 5th district.

Prior to being elected commissioner, Brown served the community for 10 years as an Emmaus Borough Council member from 2008-2017.

Brown is a member of the...

State Rep. Justin Simmons will not seek re-election

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 2020.

“While this is a bittersweet moment as I have been honored to serve the people of our community, I can do so knowing that I contributed to making a difference not only for the residents of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, but for all Pennsylvanians,” Simmons said.

Originally elected in 2010, Simmons focused his...


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

An Emmaus man has pleaded guilty to failing to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to court documents.

Louis T. Belletieri, now 73, was charged with not paying a total of $89,340.87 in sales tax between Sept. 20, 2014 and April 20, 2017, for Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st. SW, Salisbury Township, according to court documents.

Belletieri faced 32 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of...

Utility bill scams

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


Winter is upon us and with temperatures plummeting in many areas, keeping the heat on is critical — a fact that scammers try to take advantage of. Each winter, utility scams spike as con artists claiming to be from the utility company threaten to cut off service if an immediate payment isn’t made. The goal of these crooks is to create a sense of panic in their targets to act hastily and hand over payment information or even buy gift cards to pay the supposed debt. If you get a...