Salisbury Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Western Fire Company project gets good marks; $3.2-million cost to be financed with 40-year loan

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The design for the proposed Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company Station drew positive responses from Salisbury Township officials.

No one seemed more pleased than representatives of Western Salisbury Fire Company when artist’s renderings of the new building were shown during a township meeting.

The meeting may be the last one for township commissioners in the near future because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which has forced township officials to...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The design for the proposed Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company station drew positive responses from Salisbury Township officials.

No one seemed more pleased than representatives of Western Salisbury Fire Company when artist’s renderings of the new building were shown during a township meeting.

The meeting may be the last one for township commissioners in the near future because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced township officials to cancel the...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. I live with my mom, dad and two dogs

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Salisbury High School?

A. As a senior, I mostly enjoyed the football games and being in the front of the student section, having a say in planning the prom and homecoming dances.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is English because I’ve always loved to write.

Q. Have...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Jose G. Hidalgo, 40, of Reading, allegedly was found to be driving under the influence after a motor vehicle accident in a professional park located in the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard March 5, according to Salisbury police. Hidalgo was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center.

Ranique Kirk Andrew Ferron, 26, of East Hartford, Conn., was found to allegedly be carrying a firearm without a license and in possession of a small amount of marijuana after a...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

In a media release provided to The Press, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:

“At this point, there has been no change to state police field operations. As the situation evolves, there are plans in place to shift resources as necessary to meet operational needs. This may involve shifting manpower from other stations and/or troops to support a station...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

SALISBURY

POLICE

In a media release provided to The Press, the Salisbury Township Police Department detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:

“In order to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Pandemic), the Salisbury Police Department is enacting measures to safeguard the officers and staff to enable us to continue to serve the residents of Salisbury during this time. We must as a department follow the recommended practices including...

Sodexo worker tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

CEDARBROOK

As of March 20, a food service employee, who works at the Allentown campus, tested positive for COVID-19. That employee has not been on campus since March 15. The employee works for Sodexo, the contracted food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation facilities. Lehigh County and Sodexo have been informed of the situation and are both coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The investigation conducted by the Department of...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The COVID-19 pandemic impact on Salisbury Township makes it anything but business as usual in municipal government.

The township buildings are closed and most township public meetings are canceled through mid-April.

According to Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich, in a statement, updated March 20 on the township website:

“In response to the rapidly changing news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Salisbury Township is temporarily modifying some of the ways...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

March 28

Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, with Richter Mobile. Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.

April 4

“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.

April 11

Kiwanis Club of Emmaus’...