Salisbury Press

Monday, May 25, 2020

Navy Capt. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peters called to Javits New York Medical Station

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Navy Capt. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peters, a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy and Upper Milford Township resident, had been recalled to active service and until recently has been on the front line in what President Donald Trump calls the “war on the invisible enemy.”

The Navy ordered Peters to help staff the COVID-19 related temporary hospital at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City renamed the Javits New York Medical Station.

The Emmaus High School 1990 graduate has now...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in School

A few weeks ago, Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and the Class of 2020 advisors, English teacher Kelly Butterbaugh and science teacher Susan Wilson got together to discuss ways to let the senior class know that even though they are not walking the halls of SHS, their teachers and principals are still thinking of them.

As they brainstormed ideas on how to celebrate this class while being socially distant, they decided on the idea of putting a yard sign on the lawn...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC Joanne Ackerman resigns; fifth ward appointee sought

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A longtime Salisbury Township commissioner has resigned.

Joanne Ackerman, who represents an area of western Salisbury, submitted her resignation by phone and email May 11 to Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich.

Bonaskiewich confirmed receipt of Ackerman’s resignation at the May 14 township board of commissioners’ meeting.

“She has said she wants to concentrate on personal health issues,” Bonaskiewich said.

Ackerman has been a township commissioner for 10...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Kerry H. Rabold is the new Salisbury Township Zoning Officer.

Rabold, administrative assistant in the township’s Department of Community Development, was zoning officer, City of Allentown, 2018-2019.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent, to approve the resolution to appoint Rabold at the May 14 meeting. Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Heather Lipkin, to bring the resolution to a vote.


SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC Township police continue to cope with pandemic

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his report to commissioners at the May 14 township meeting, Salisbury Township Chief of Police Kevin J. Soberick noted changes have been made in department operations.

“We came up with an alternative schedule to handle our call volume. Thank God, throughout all this, although we were exposed, no one got sick. We used our PPE [Personal Protection Equipment]. We got the cars sanitized.



Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township public works department employees are being lauded for helping to reopen township recycling centers.

“I would like to thank public works for opening up the waste sites. People have been bugging me about it, including my wife,” Commissioner Rodney Conn said at the May 14 township meeting.

“It’s actually working very well, having public works employees on-site because they have the equipment to move the materials and make space,” Salisbury Township Manager...

election Policy

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 422 March 27, postponing the primary election to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 primary election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office or regarding those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running...

‘Don’t make your next shopping trip or beach outing be your last’

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Dr. Fauci has just said on NBC if things are going well in September, yadda yadda he can see football stadiums with one-half or one-third of a football fan capacity as long as they can maintain 6 feet distancing.


The freakin seats are about 18-20 inches wide. The best you’ll do in the majority of the seats is one person for every five seats or 20 percent of capacity. The clubs and private suites because of large seats might allow 25...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

As we’ve all learned in recent weeks, COVID-19 has found its way into every aspect of life; work and school, sports and play, municipal government operations, food shopping, going to the movies or parks, dining out with family and friends, getting a haircut and celebrating birthdays.

COVID-19 also is making it tough to celebrate weddings.

Couples are having to postpone their special day, one of life’s most carefully planned, choreographed and executed occasions, taking into...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township is seeking interested residents from Ward 5 to fill a vacancy on the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

The vacancy follows Ward 5 Commissioner Joanne Ackerman’s resignation, which was accepted at the May 14 commissioners’ meeting.

In a news release, Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said, “If you are interested and would like to be considered for the appointment, please submit an application form and resume to the attention of: Township...