Salisbury Press

Saturday, May 30, 2020

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.

“Even...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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...

Allentown/Bethlehem Goose latest casualty of COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

You see it on television – small businesses closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. But it only happens in those other places, not your own neighborhood and not to someone who has become a friend to the community.

This friend, Dave Soska, owner of Allentown Bethlehem Goose, formerly Allentown Goose, was one of the first to say “yes” when a gift certificate was needed for a community fundraiser.

Yet when his business needed assistance due to COVID-...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PENNSYLVANIA

Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives May 4 by a vote of 201-1.

House Bill 2455 establishes a comprehensive framework for statewide COVID-19 testing and gives local health departments greater latitude to implement coronavirus testing.

House Bill 2455 was also amended to require the governor to review statewide COVID-19 testing capacity...

Face mask donations received

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION

The Allentown Rescue Mission would like to thank the community for coming together during this time to make and donate hundreds of face masks in order to keep the men and employees of the Allentown Rescue Mission safe.

#TeamBrayden2016, which refers to Brayden Schofield, a Ewing Sarcoma (an aggressive form of bone cancer) survivor made a mask donation. Even though it is not known exactly who made them, the help and support is truly appreciated.

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STATE POLICE

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

A 23-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop at the intersection of Bevin Drive and Lehigh Street, Salisbury Township, 1:34 a.m. March 14, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP Board of commissioners

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its second meeting via the Zoom online meeting platform.

Several important items are listed on the May 14 agenda for consideration, including a resolution to appoint a township zoning officer.

The previous zoning officer, Cynthia A. Sopka, resigned in January.

Sopka’s last day of township employment was March 6. With about 11 years as township planning and zoning director, Sopka was eligible for retirement...