Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Shawn Christy, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Christy, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, was indicted by a federal grand jury July 10 for threatening to harm Donald J. Trump and law enforcement officers, according to a media information release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI.

According to authorities, Christy posted threats on social media...

Grant received

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

SALISBURY

POLICE

The Salisbury Township Police Department has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office as part of the Act 44 Grant Program for Project Lifesaver. The grant has been approved for $1,800.

“Project Lifesaver is a 501c3 community based, public safety, nonprofit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive...

Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY ELECTIONS

Voting machines demon LEHIGH COUNTY ELECTIONS

The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept....

WESTERN SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Western Salisbury Elementary School will hold its New Family Welcome 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16. If you have a student who will be new to WSE this coming school year, whether they are in kindergarten or any other grade, come out and get a tour of the school, meet some of the staff and learn some of the ins and outs of the building.

The National Night Out and Community Day is almost here! Meet your local police officers, firefighters and EMS 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Salisbury Middle School....

Toll increase approved

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For residents new to the school district and/or for those who wish to volunteer, there are recent requirements for volunteering in the school buildings.

Board Policy 6A.1 states the district, “recognizes that the talent, skills and experience of community members help enrich student educational and non-curricular activities.”

The policy, updated in August 2016, details the steps necessary for volunteers to work with children in the district.

•No person may volunteer in...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The pollutant reduction plan has been adopted for Salisbury Township.

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, commissioners approved the PRP, which might cost $1.2 million to implement during the next five years.

Salisbury Township Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Rodney Conn, to bring the resolution to a vote at the July 26 township meeting.

Commissioners held one meeting in July, rather than the two monthly meetings usually held in the meeting...

A conversation with Jeff Parks

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Bethlehem’s social entrepreneur Jeff Parks once said he never wanted anyone to be able to say there was nothing to do in the Lehigh Valley.

As the visionary who spearheaded the creation of Musikfest, Christkindlmarkt, the Banana Factory, the ArtsQuest organization and SteelStacks, Parks has done more than his share to assure a year-round abundance of local music, arts and educational programming. The purpose behind his efforts, however, goes far deeper than just providing someplace to...