Salisbury Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News

April 18

Spotted Lanternfly townhall meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown. Detailed information will be provided on successful methods of detecting these insects as well as proven ways of eradicating them. For more information, call 610-782-3002 or email joshuasiegel@lehighcounty.org.

Emmaus Lioness Lions Club will hold its 21st annual basket party at the Agri-Plex at...

Congressman to resign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury chapter of the National Honor Society held an induction ceremony April 4 at Salisbury High School.

Opening remarks were given by co-advisors Paul Koba and Megan Basile.

Remarks were also made by Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.

NHS officers are President Peyton Stauffer, Vice President Rylee Donaldson, Secretary Madison Jewell and Treasurer Kaitlyn Rutt.

NHS...

EMMAUS ROTARY CLUB

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Emmaus Rotary Club celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing two women who exemplify the Rotary Club’s values of service above self.

Honored were Debra Ann Geiger and Jennifer Kunes Driscoll.

Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, committee co-chair for International Women’s Day, said the International Women’s Day Celebration Awards “aim to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility.” Members of her committee included David Dunn, Dee Eng and Rose Galeano-Phillips,...

LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Q. What do you see as your greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2016?

A. Humbly, I believe there have been a number of accomplishments we have made in the sheriff’s office since my arrival. Initially, in an effort to standardize and professionalize our policies, procedures and law enforcement practices, we enrolled our agency in the state accreditation process (Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission). We expect to complete that process within the next few...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

First of four parts

Based on an analysis by Salisbury Press of statistics provided by the Salisbury Township Police Department in its 2017 annual report, several categories showed increases over 2016, including incident reports, arrests of juveniles and arrests for DUI.

There were again several hundred more incident reports in Salisbury during 2017, compared to 2016. There was also an increase in 2016, compared to 2015.

Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles...

Protection Act

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans

President Donald Trump signed into law March 9 a bill that would protect older, low-income veterans who require assisted care. The law directs the Department of Veteran Affairs to work with other federal agencies and states to develop and implement standards to protect veterans from predatory practices associated with the aid and assistance benefit.

The VA offers the benefit for VA pension qualifiers who need financial help with in-home care or assisted living.

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Allentown Band

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

The Allentown Band will give a special concert 3 p.m. April 22 at the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

This unique program was created by conductor Ronald Demkee to coincide with the special exhibit “Last One In: American Ideals in Conflict with American Attitudes,” on immigration at the Liberty Bell Museum, which is housed within the church building.

The exhibit will feature editorial cartoons about each wave of...