Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals Service are asking the public to remain vigilant and report any sightings of fugitive Shawn Christy, who may be in possession of several stolen handguns and is considered armed and dangerous, according to a media information release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI.

Christy may now be traveling in a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, silver or gray in color, displaying the Pennsylvania tag SV21749.

The minivan—which is...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Many clubs, foundations and organizations support the Salisbury Township School District, all comprised of many volunteers.

“The Salisbury Township School District recognizes the purpose of such organizations is to assist and support, but not to direct or supplant the existing activity of the district,” according to Board Policy 6A2.

All organizations must be board approved.

The policy states booster club, foundation and/or parent organizations are comprised of parents/...

Editor’s View

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks....

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released additional information concerning alleged fugitive Shawn Christy, including photos of his distinctive tattoo.

In media information furnished by FBI authorities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, a man believed to be Christy is seen in surveillance video taken at a Sheetz convenience store at 910 and I79 in Wexford, Allegheny County, at approximately 4:50 a.m. July 30.

Christy is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A resident in the 800 block of East Paoli Street reported 1 p.m. July 20, an unknown person threw eggs on the deck of the home and chocolate on the lawn. A neighbor also reports eggs in the pool and said this has been going on for quite some time in the neighborhood.

Police were called to the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard 9:28 a.m. July 23 for the report of two drivers arguing over a parking spot. There were no arrests.

A resident in the 1100 block of South Cedar...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township officials plan to beef up rental property inspections.

Township police and zoning officials briefed the township board of commissioners at the July 26 workshop on the proposed ordinance, which commissioners may review at the 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 23 or September township meetings.

“The goal is to make properties safer for the owners and occupants,” Salisbury Township Lead Fire Inspector Dustin Grow said.

Grow estimated there are 900 rental properties among...

Blueberries at Burnside

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

If you like animals, music, gardening, competitions, martial arts, colonial history, or any and all things blueberry, you’d be bound to love Historic Bethlehem’s 31st annual Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation recently.

The jammed parking lot attested to the fact that the festival has many, many fans of all ages. For the young, pony rides were available and in a barn kids could read to therapy dogs.

Anyone interested in local colonial American history would have learned a...

Children sometimes have to make mistakes to learn from them

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Over the years, I have written about how my three (now adult) children have vacillated between thinking their parents are bumbling idiots to believing that we are seers full of enlightenment and wisdom. As I move from being the parent to the consultant/coach for our youngest child, my ideas or suggestions are often met with “Yes, mother! I know that, mother!” Clearly, we are currently in bumbling idiot mode.

My son moved out of his college apartment last May along with three of his...

VegFest:

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SELENA CINTRON in Local News

Under the hot July sun, families and friends gathered recently at Daniel Rice Field in Bethlehem during the eighth annual VegFest Street and Food Festival.

The festival theme was vegetarian and vegan food accompanied by nonprofit organizations and retail vendors.

Many in attendance opted to try meatless meals while listening to live music and taking informational pamphlets from animal rights activists, pig rescuers and environmental activists.

Food trucks and food...

Concerts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

The city of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

Municipal Band rescheduled from June 10 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series rescheduled from June 23 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band rescheduled from July 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West...