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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Opera singer’s outdoor performance draws an audience

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by CINDY SINGLES in Local News

About 40 people came out on a beautiful Saturday May 2 to hear the voice of opera singer Kathryn Domyan who has been performing most days during the COVID-19 pandemic. On this day, Domyan performed French art songs for neighbors and others from the driveway of her home. Although she wouldn’t perform French art songs in an opera or an audition, she would for art song competitions, in school and recitals and, of course, the enjoyment of others.

In a flowing dress and a hat to celebrate...

YMCA partners with Special Olympics

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the Greater Valley YMCA announced increased fitness and training opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The partnership will connect athletes with YMCA facilities in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton/Phillipsburg, Nazareth, Slate Belt and Suburban North.

Both organizations share a similar mission that works to improve the quality of life and well-being for the community.

The partnership will help alleviate the Special Olympics’...

GUEST VIEW

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The nursing homes across the commonwealth are licensed and under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Tragically, we are seeing a high rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these facilities. Unfortunately, this is not surprising – senior care facilities serve many elderly residents who have underlying health conditions.

Statewide, while a quarter of positive COVID-19 cases are among those aged 70 and up, nursing homes account for 65 percent of the deaths. My...

Election Policy

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 422 March 27, postponing the primary election to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 primary election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office or regarding those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Police responded to ManorCare Health Services, 1265 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., April 6 to investigate an alleged incident of sexual assault, according to Salisbury police.

A resident of the 1700 block of Elinor Street contacted police April 7 to report a purchase of a motorcycle on eBay using $1,400 in eBay gift cards as payment, however, the motorcycle was not received, according to Salisbury police.

A resident of the 1700 block of South Albert Street contacted police April 8 to...

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Have you heard of the Adopt a Salisbury Senior program? This initiative is going on in communities all over the Lehigh Valley to support the graduating seniors who are missing out on finishing their senior year with friends, canceled sports seasons, prom and much, much more.

If you have a senior and haven’t “put them up for adoption” yet, please contact me at rfoehrkolb@salisburysd.org to sign them up. Use the same email address if you...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

According to the Federal Trade Commission, impostor scams – scams where con artists pretend to be with a government agency, a business or have a personal relationship with a potential scam victim - were the most commonly reported type of scam in 2019.

A recent AARP survey confirms this data.

AARP spoke to adults age 18 and older and found 47 percent have been targeted by at least one impostor scam. Worse yet, 18 percent of U.S. adults targeted or victimized by a scam report...

Editor’s View

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I spotted a billboard along Route 22 this past weekend that gave me particular pause.

It read, When we cannot change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

I understand the “we” in this statement can apply to a multitude of people locally and across this country, but one special group came to mind.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and although life looks a little different these days, and the celebrations will as well, we must honor our mothers — for many of them...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC Coronavirus concerns cancel summer playground program

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

What many Salisbury Township officials and township parents and youth hoped wouldn’t happen has happened: the cancellation of the township summer playground program.

The six-week program was to have been held mid-June to mid-July in township parks.

In a May 3 email to The Press, responding to a reporter’s inquiry about updates on the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the township, Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said:

“I have to report that the summer playground...