Salisbury Press

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Imposter scams

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

The ability of technology to connect us to family and friends is amazing. Grandparents can talk online with their grandkids, high school friends can stay in touch from across the country and you can meet new people with similar interests every day. However, the distance and remote nature of digital communications means you often don’t know exactly who you’re connecting to.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers stole nearly half a billion dollars in 2018 by...

Fraud Watch Network

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Scammers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week looking for their next victims. The unfortunate reality is that millions of people fall victim to scams carried out by sophisticated national and international criminal organizations every year.

You can get a sense of how widespread this is by visiting the AARP scam-tracking map at www.aarp.org/scammap. Understanding how widespread scams are and which ones are trending in your community can help...

Protect your digital profile

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

There are three keys to staying safe online: Own it, Secure it and Protect it.

The “it” is your digital profile – the personal things about yourself that you put online. Living in the digital age means putting a lot of personal information online like your home address, where you work, family members, and much more. Keeping that information safe requires a bit of work. First, you need to own it by understanding what you’re putting out there. Next, you have to secure it...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

At their Oct. 23 meeting Lehigh County Commissioners held their final bi-partisan compromise vote on the $514.6 million 2020 budget with amendments, passing a tax increase to 3.78 mills.

Before the vote, Commissioner Brad Osborne, who moments later voted against the budget, made a statement saying he has respect for the ability of Financial Officer Tim Reeves, but objected to the procedure by which the administration and members of the board of commissioners reached the compromise...

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Halloween has come and gone, and it’s crazy to think the end of the first marking period is upon us! All things FALL are upon us ... and the school year is picking up steam with no signs of slowing down.

The next Harry S Truman Elementary School T-shirt day will be Nov. 7. Remember to show your Falcon Pride.

HST will hold its annual Veterans Day Assembly 2 p.m. Nov. 8. This is always a great presentation and the kids always enjoy supporting our veterans.

Salisbury High...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

The Salisbury Township Curriculum and Technology committee meeting was held Oct. 28 where members heard a presentation by Director of Teaching and Learning Kelly Pauling, chair of the math department Angela Xander and Salisbury High School Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz. The educators were there to present on the district’s underperformance by students in the Algebra/Geometry math series on the Keystone testing.

The presentation covered Salisbury’s historic struggle in the...

Donations sought through Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS

The Press, a division of Times New, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

These simple gifts...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 7

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “Filming ‘Across the Pacific’ and ‘Radios of Pan AM’.” The presenter is Brian / KN4R. Members and other interested community members are always invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more informaton, visit...