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Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

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The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants service members across the commonwealth to know they are not alone when it comes to facing this summer’s wrath like heat waves or flooding. The DMVA oversees the Military Family Relief Assistance Program that provides financial assistance to eligible service members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

“The extreme heat and heavy rains bring about...

Somebody.Do.Something.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio –mass shooting in historic district, nine dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas – mass shooting in Walmart, 22 dead, 24 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md. – domestic shooting, three dead, one injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va. – multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year,...

Fun at the zoo with superheroes

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Families visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently with activities geared to dads and families.

“Avengers” Captain Marvel and Captain America also attended to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as join families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

An extension has been granted for a proposed subdivision in western Salisbury Township for the purpose of a further review of the plan.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the July 11 meeting, to approve a motion to accept the granting of a time extension for the plan review of Plot 886 LLC.

The plan was to expire July 24. The plan review has been extended to Sept. 13. The township planning commission’s June and July meetings...

VOLUNTEER

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

state rep. ryan mackenzie, r-134th

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering the new...

‘We must act’

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton and two young women shot in Philadelphia last night. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.

“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling....

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 10

Old Time Plow Boys’ 30th anniversary summer show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania German Heritage Center, Kutztown. Also Aug. 11. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Event includes demonstrations, entertainment and homemade food. For more information, call Duane at 610-683-6408.

Aug. 17

Emmanuel Church, 1431 Lehigh Parkway, Allentown will host a community fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event includes games, bounce houses, face painting, hot...