Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

UNITED WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON AND NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

More than 1.8 million families in Pennsylvania who don’t qualify for federal assistance still struggle to afford essentials like housing, food, child care and transportation, according to a recently released United Way of Pennsylvania report. This represents about 37 percent of households in the commonwealth.

Despite earning above the federal poverty level, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – or ALICE – report says, those families’ incomes...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites sixth annual Apple Days event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road.

Attractions will include apple bobbing, kids crafts and activities, cooking and colonial demonstrations, blacksmithing, barn and house tours, live music, culinary and doughnut eating contests and takeout desserts.

New for this year is a kids activity pass for crafts such as apple-stencil T-...

Hey ... let’s go to a Joan Baez concert!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It must have been a Friday. I’m really not sure. But I am sure it was a counselors’ day off. Richly deserved and greatly appreciated. We were the counselors at Camp Shawnee, near Waymart, Pa., not to be confused with another Shawnee somewhere along the Delaware.

I decided to be a camp counselor that summer of 1969 because I wanted to make sure I liked kids enough to become a teacher. So I applied to work for Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bland (I’m not making that last name up) who ran Camp...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

GAC-VS

The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services will host a women veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24.

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.

The town...

LEHIGH COUNTY

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.

In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is considering a vote on a proposal from Fair Districts PA that would address gerrymandering.

Fair Districts PA calls itself “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.”

“We’re asking the board to support an independent citizens commission,” Terry Schettini, a volunteer for Fair Districts PA, said to commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township meeting.

Schettini...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Concerns about stormwater and speeding vehicles again were voiced by residents to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Commissioners, township police and public works department officials said they will look into the alleged speeding by vehicles.

When it comes to stormwater, Mother Nature was cited as the culprit.

Stormwater runoff and excessive speeds by vehicles concerns have been voiced nearly monthly in...