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Players of the Stage to perform ‘The Outsiders’

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian home school theater group, will present “The Outsiders” April 11-13 to benefit Hope Kids of Allentown.

This play is based on S.E. Hinton’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel.

The play tells the 1960s story of the conflict between two rival gangs, the working class “Greasers” and the upper class “Socs” as told by Ponyboy Curtis, a young Greaser.

North Whitehall resident Jake Diem, who plays Ponyboy Curtis spoke with...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A nine-home subdivision is proposed for vacant land at 904 Flexer Ave. and 2882 E. Texas Blvd. (Mosser Drive) in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission reviewed a sketch plan for what’s termed a major subdivision at its March 12 meeting.

No action was required by the planners because the project was submitted as a sketch plan.

The project proposes construction of approximately nine houses with a minimum lot size of 9,600-square-feet, as required...

No Missed Homework for February

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Kindergarten:

Ava Marie Adamcik, Ella Bannon, Lilian Bender, Kylin Blocker, Ryland Christ, Tevin Christopher, Lorencio Colon, Michelle Curcio, Jairaliz Dueno, Jacey Faustner, Tanner Foulke, Caleb Gonzalez, Floyd Greaves, Jesse Gunning, Jake Harley, Adalyn Hernandez, Myah Hissim, Kaspian Hlavinka, Matthew Hrycko, Justin Johnson, Alexander Kichline, Dillon Kromer, Brandi Lasso, Evelyn Leathers, Dylan Legath, Olivia Lelko, Ava Martin, Itzel Morillo, Anastasia Morillo, Sebastian Padilla,...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The court system is ably handling the parents involved in Operation Varsity Blues, and the man behind the scam to influence college admissions’ decisions at some prestigious American universities.

It’s now time to stop talking about those who’ve allegedly committed the crimes and start thinking about all those who’ve been negatively impacted by their actions.

Each day, for weeks, we’ve seen images of celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and alleged scheme mastermind...

Cybersecurity expert links technology and politics

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Is technology facilitating the rise of China and Russia? The answer is complex, even to an expert like Joseph Walsh.

The director of the Masters of Arts Criminal Justice program and instructor of computer science and criminal justice at DeSales University knows a thing or two about computers. He spent more than 15 years working with computers, the majority of them as a police officer and as a detective investigating crimes involving technology and cyber security. He offered a...

Book sale April 13

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

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The 21st Annual Used Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library, part of a Community Day of Fun, will take place April 13 at the Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie. Over the course of these annual one-day sales, the Friends organization has raised well over $172,000 to benefit the Emmaus Public Library.

The event will begin in the school cafeteria 7 a.m. when an estimated 18,000 pre-enjoyed books go on public sale, with...

ZONING HEARING BOARD

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A property for which the address is said not to exist was discussed at the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board April 2.

Discussed was an alley called Slate Street, which apparently doesn’t have a clean slate.

These are not the makings of an Agatha Christie novel, but rather a township zoning hearing board.

The mystery surrounds a request for a two-unit apartment conversion of a building that housed the offices of a succession of two doctors and before that, a...

Scam alert issued

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro is alerting Pennsylvania consumers to a new twist on an old scam involving Social Security numbers.

Callers are telling consumers their number has been compromised or suspended, rather than the usual tactic of saying it was stolen or demanding certain action to receive benefits.

Some scam artists are impersonating government agencies and threatening arrest, saying they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid jail...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the April 1 operations committee meeting, Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary Michael Taylor presented an update on the 2019-2020 preliminary budget.

The proposed final budget is $38,195,999. Revenues are expected to be $36,915,675.

With no tax increase, the school district is looking at a budget deficit of $1,280,324.28.

With the Act 1 Index tax increase of $76.66 on a home assessed at $176,400, the budget deficit would be $730,876.05.

With the Act I Index...