Salisbury Press

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‘Don’t make your next shopping trip or beach outing be your last’

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Dr. Fauci has just said on NBC if things are going well in September, yadda yadda he can see football stadiums with one-half or one-third of a football fan capacity as long as they can maintain 6 feet distancing.


The freakin seats are about 18-20 inches wide. The best you’ll do in the majority of the seats is one person for every five seats or 20 percent of capacity. The clubs and private suites because of large seats might allow 25...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

As we’ve all learned in recent weeks, COVID-19 has found its way into every aspect of life; work and school, sports and play, municipal government operations, food shopping, going to the movies or parks, dining out with family and friends, getting a haircut and celebrating birthdays.

COVID-19 also is making it tough to celebrate weddings.

Couples are having to postpone their special day, one of life’s most carefully planned, choreographed and executed occasions, taking into...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township is seeking interested residents from Ward 5 to fill a vacancy on the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

The vacancy follows Ward 5 Commissioner Joanne Ackerman’s resignation, which was accepted at the May 14 commissioners’ meeting.

In a news release, Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said, “If you are interested and would like to be considered for the appointment, please submit an application form and resume to the attention of: Township...

another view

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The state Health Department is coming under increased criticism for its bungled handling to the COVID-19 pandemic at nursing homes. Nearly 70 percent of all deaths in the state attributed to the coronavirus have occurred at these and other elder-care facilities.

Legislators and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro are weighing in, too. The situation has become so alarming that Shapiro last week announced his office has opened criminal investigations into several long-term facilities,...

School districts should make distance learning part of offering

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I still believe in the power of the press. I am often surprised that people will say to me “I saw it in The Press!” or “Someone said The Press said....”

It is not too early for the Lehigh Valley Press to begin to follow at least two issues related to public school programming and the COVID-19 virus. Both relate to cyber charter schools.

First, every school district must recognize NOW that cyber charter schools will be very attractive to a large number of...


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

As the political battles continue about reopening municipalities, counties, states and the nation in the face of the spread of COVID-19, other confrontations are on the rise closer to home.

According to the United Nations Population Fund in data made available in late April, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to contribute to “an estimated 2 million additional instances of intimate partner violence in 2020-2021” worldwide.

Plus, the UNPF report continues, COVID-19 stay-at-home...

Salisbury Township community comes together

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As the longest three months our lives drag on and we limp into the summertime, I’m left wondering what lies ahead. Coinciding with this pandemic has been the uncertainty surrounding the current and future state of Salisbury Township’s school system. What will our teachers and students return to next fall. How will they handle so much change?

This community needs to rally together to help the Salisbury School District board understand that the fall should be...

Trump tours Upper Macungie medical distribution facility

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a live-stream video on the White House webpage, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.

Speaking against a backdrop of boxes of protective gowns, Trump addressed an audience of several dozen employees...