Salisbury Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN The last day of school is June 12

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

It’s here – the last day of school! No more lunches to pack, no more dragging kids out of bed at 6 a.m. and flagging down the bus driver as my son puts on his shoes. No more asking “Do you have homework?” “Is your homework finished?” Oh wait, this is about the kids, right?

June 11 is an early dismissal. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m.

The last day of school...

Lehigh County honors older adults

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them.

The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at the Zentz Building at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong opened the celebration by sharing a personal story demonstrating that age cannot stop a willing attitude. He emphasized age does not need to prevent you...


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The pollutant reduction plan in Salisbury Township could carry a hefty price tag estimated at $1.2 million.

Salisbury Township commissioners were given copies of the 27-page plan summary by Salisbury Township Engineer David J. Tettemer of Keystone Consulting Engieers, Inc. during a workshop following the May 24 meeting.

The goal of the PRP, as the plan is called, is to reduce debris, soil, cinders, sedimentation and the like from entering the township’s stormwater system and...

Top 10 students recognized

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in School

The 10 Salisbury High School graduating seniors with the highest grade-point averages were recognized May 23 with a breakfast for the students and their parents in the school cafeteria.

The students, in alphabetical order, not class ranking, are:

•Emmy Cogill, who will be attending Kutztown University with a teaching major.

•Thomas Croft, who will attend Lehigh Carbon Community College as an engineering major.

•Katherine Gilligan, who will attend Penn State as a...

Video contest ends June 8

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Anyone participating in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA is reminded to submit an entry in the video contest.

To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event showing individuals, groups, children and adults having fun making our communities clean, beautiful and vibrant! Be sure to mention the Great American Cleanup of PA in your video.

Cash prizes,...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The weekend of May 18 to May 20 was a study in the contrast between love and hate, good vs. evil.

On Friday, hate prevailed as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, walked into the school’s art complex with a shotgun and a handgun and began shooting at his fellow students.

In the end, 10 people were slaughtered. Another 13 were wounded. Pagourtzis was taken into custody following a shootout with police.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police were called to Franko Farm Park, 1301 Black River Road, 3:12 p.m. May 17, for the report of two gray cars driving on the turf doing damage.

Police were alerted to inappropriate images on cellphones via social media 11:30 a.m. May 18. The images were wiped from memory and are no longer on the electronic devices.

Police were called to Smile Krafters, 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., 1:12 p.m. May 19 for the report of a patient causing a disturbance.

Police were called to...


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met May 21 to discuss ongoing and upcoming activities.

Recreation Director Genny Baillie reported the dates of the summer playground program will be June 18 through July 27. Baillie waited to set the dates until she was certain when the last day of school would be.

Township children who are entering first grade through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m...

Book launch June 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley author Paul Acampora will launch his new book “Confusion is Nothing New” 2 p.m. June 2 at Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus.

The book is about a teenage girl who learns to cope with the death of a mother she never met.

For more information on the author, visit For more information on the event at Let’s Play Books! or to pre-order a book, visit


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Alexander Cortes-Alvarez, 32, of Hartford, Conn., was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 eastbound at mile marker 55.5, Salisbury Township, 11:56 p.m. May 21, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Cortes-Alvarez also was allegedly in possession of a small amount of marijuana, according to police.

A 19-year-old male, of Allentown, was arrested for allegedly driving under the...