Salisbury Press

Sunday, November 17, 2019

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I’m currently a senior at Salisbury High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject was Honors Algebra 2. I’ve always enjoyed learning algebra, hence why math is my favorite subject, and my peers just made this class very enjoyable.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I’m currently in National Honor Society and I was awarded Scholar Athlete for tennis.

Q. Are you involved...

LEHIGH COUNTY CONTROLLER

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

One Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate are on the Nov. 5 ballot for Lehigh County controller. This is a four-year term.

The candidates were asked to respond to the following question:

What do you see as the biggest challenge financially for Lehigh County?

Their responses follow.

DEMOCRAT

Mark Pinsley, South Whitehall Township

Over the past several years, Lehigh County has had a deficit budget. This year the county voted for a small tax...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONER AT-LARGE

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four Democratic candidates, four Republican candidates and one Liberty party candidate, are on the Nov. 5 ballot for Lehigh County commissioner at-large. This is a four-year term. Vote for no more than four.

We asked the candidates the following question:

How do you plan on advocating for our senior citizen population if you are elected?

Their responses follow.

DEMOCRAT

• Bob Elbich, Weisenberg Township

The successful completion of the Cedarbrook...

east penn school district board of directors

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Six candidates are on the Nov.5 ballot for East Penn School Board. This is a 4-year term. Vote for no more than five.

The candidates were asked to respond to the following question in 100 words or less:

Biggest issue for residents

“What is your position on property tax reform?”

Democrat

Allan Byrd

Most of the funding for the East Penn School District is provided by property taxes. State and federal funding make up a small amount of the total funding...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Making good on his desire to provide opportunities for community input, newly appointed Salisbury Police Department Chief Kevin J. Soberick, along with several other department officers, hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at the South Mall Starbucks Coffee Company store Oct. 14.

Soberick listened as a number of township residents took the opportunity to ask questions about department activities and to let the officers know of areas in the township where vehicular traffic, or vandals,...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Friday, October 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department has presented its plans to purchase a new fire engine to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Eastern firefighters unveiled a schematic drawing and a poster of the advantages of a new engine, estimated to cost $858,000.

The new engine would replace two of Eastern’s engines.

The new engine is expected to be obtained with bidding through Costars (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania cooperative purchasing program) and the sale of Eastern...