Salisbury Press

Saturday, May 30, 2020

BRIEFLY

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

COVID-19

Due to the evolving and fluid situation surrounding COVID-19 and its impact, associations, clubs, committees, volunteer groups and other organizations are canceling events, meetings and other potential gatherings.

The Upper Milford Historical Society has canceled the meeting scheduled 7 p.m. May 28 at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. For information, call 610-966-4851.

Upper Milford Western District Fire Company No. 1 has canceled its chicken...

SALISBURY POLICE

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

Greg James Kuchinos, 36, of Allentown, was taken into custody for alleged simple assault, criminal trespass and related offenses after several encounters with residents April 28, according to Salisbury police. Kuchinos was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center.

A catalytic converter, valued at $600, was removed from a vehicle parked at a business in the 1600 block of East Susquehanna Street April 27, according to Salisbury Police.

A resident of the 600 block...

Food drive May 16

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

ST. ANN’S PARISH LIFE CENTER

St. Ann’s Parish Life Center, 526 Fairview St., Emmaus, will hold a “socially distant” food collection 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16.

The event will be held rain or shine and is run by St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus and St. Ann’s Helping Hands Ministry.

All donations can be placed in the vehicle trunk and will be unloaded by the Knights.

All collections will be distributed to local families in need.

Nonperishable, unopened food items...

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Congratulations to the Allentown Central Catholic High School 2020 winter sports awards and honors recipients for boys basketball — MVP: Nick Filchner; Scholar Athlete: Jaylen Greene; Fourth Year Letter Winner: Nick Filchner; Third Year Letter Winner: Christian Spugnardi; Second Year Letter Winners: Aidan Burmeister, Andrew Csensits, Colby Faust, Jaylen Greene, Liam Joyce, Brendan Reed, Tyson Thomas; First Year Letter Winners: Leroy Johnson, Lavon Johnson, Griffin Patridge; Coach: Dennis...

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Harry S Truman Elementary School yearbooks are now on sale. This year is one we will not forget anytime soon. To order a copy of the 2019-2020 yearbook, visit www.christmascitystudios.com and enter code: HSTESYB20, enter your students name (last, first) and place your order. You will have the option to have your book shipped directly to you or to pick up your copy in the fall when school reopens. Don’t miss your chance to get this year’s book...

Stay-at-home order now to June 4

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Local News

The cabin fever that often comes during the winter months received an extension this year due to quarantines put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

On May 7, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine extended the orders for the northeast and other parts of the state to stay at home until June 4.

Twenty-four counties graduated May 7 to yellow phase: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence,...

Community initiative to tackle homeless veterans’ crisis

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

A new initiative to address the crisis of veteran homelessness in the Lehigh Valley was recently unveiled by local leaders, government officials and community partners at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.

Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Director Tom Applebach announced the creation of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Fund.

Additionally, he announced state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, had secured $200,000 in grants for the fund.

Guided by a five-...

Department of Health releases revised dental health care guidance for treating patients during COVID-19 pandemic

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on May 8 released the revised dental health care guidance as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s strategic, phased COVID-19 reopening plan. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have revised their business closure orders issued March 19 to remove the prohibition on non-urgent and non-emergent dental procedures. Those orders were issued May 7.

“We want to make sure that dental practices are operating in a way that protects everyone working in the...