Salisbury Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

SCIENCE MADE EASY

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

We are a society always seeking. No, I’m not referring to our search for purpose, a career or love. I’m talking about the constant search for outlets to charge our electronic devices. We charge our phones, tablets, etc. hoping the battery lasts the same amount of time as the day of purchase, only to be sent off running for the nearest outlet to charge yet again much too soon.

So what happens? Why does battery life, or the amount of charge a battery can hold, decrease when a battery is...

ELECTION POLICY

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 General Election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 10 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

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WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Homecoming is upon us and there is a lot going on.

First, we start with the homecoming parade. This begins 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, starting at Harry S Truman Elementary School and ending at Salisbury High School. While you are there, stay and watch the Homecoming football game vs. Bangor.

Next on the agenda would be the homecoming dance. That will be held 7-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at SHS.

Western Salisbury Elementary PTA is holding their fall book fair. Students will visit the fair...

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres, located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans...

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in School

Parents, guardians and students attended a dual enrollment information meeting Sept. 20 at Salibury High School.

Dual enrollment allows students at SHS to receive college credit from Seton Hall for courses they are already taking at the high school. These courses include languages, electives and select core classes. A complete list was provided to students, parents and guardians.

Dual enrollment classes include Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, a full-year...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Representatives of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company have renewed the organization’s request for $215,000 annually from Salisbury Township toward its $3 million Swain Station Expansion Project.

Township commissioners, who heard the request at the Sept. 27 township meeting, while not specifically agreeing to the request, indicated the amount could be included in the 2019 township budget.

One stumbling block appears to be a deed restriction stating that should the Swain...

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in School

As September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Salisbury High School Football team decided to join the Touchdowns Against Cancer program, along with many other schools across the country, to raise money to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The team asked community members to make a pledge to support this cause. Community members could either place a pledge on each touchdown scored between Sept. 8 through 30 or donate a flat rate.

All donations are tax...

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres, located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans...