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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The operations committee of the Salisbury Township School District school board heard a presentation by D’Huy Engineering, Inc. at its Jan. 7 meeting.

The capital plan is a districtwide plan identifying facility infrastructure and system repairs required for upkeep, establishes priorities, reflects current conditions and acts as a working document for the district.

D’Huy said the first capital improvement plan was created in 2007 and has been updated yearly until 2011.


St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates Weihnachtszeit

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus recently celebrated “Weihnachtszeit,” a Christmas worship service in which the hymns, lessons and liturgy are presented in German.

Attended this year by over 150 participants, the service attracts native German speakers, people of Pennsylvania German origin and those interested in a variation of the traditional worship service from throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Begun in 2016, the service has become an annual tradition. This year, Mike...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT...

Book Nook now open

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Friends of the epl

Thanks to the expansion of the Emmaus Public Library, the EPL Friends can now offer quality books at affordable prices year-round at the Book Nook, located between the DVD section and the door of the Margaret Knoll Garden Community Room.

The price dot guide on display indicates most books are specially priced.

Books are sorted by category including recent fiction, biographies, general fiction, history/government/law and humor. There is a good selection...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

In several videos...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

SADD clubs, which support Students Against Destructive Decisions, across the Lehigh Valley have officially changed their name to STARs, Students Taking an Active Role.

While the club will no longer be sponsored by the Pennsylvania state SADD, the students are still able to participate in SADD activities. Instead, the Lehigh Valley Youth House will be working with STARs as the students take active roles in their schools and communities.

The Salisbury skiers/snowboarders went on...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A Coach wallet was removed from the center console of a vehicle parked in the 600 block of East Lexington Street. Credit cards and a gift card were also removed from the wallet and used at various stores. The theft was reported 8:35 a.m. Jan. 3.

A 37-year-old man, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop 8:38 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 2900 block of South Pike Avenue. He allegedly had a suspended registration. He was taken to...