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Branch collection begins April 23

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The spring curbside branch collection program is scheduled to take place April 23 to 27 in Salisbury Township. Residents should place the branches at the curb after 6 p.m. Sunday. Branches may be no longer than 5 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. Branches should be bundled and tied with twine. Open containers (no lids) can be used for small branches.

St. Ann School Honor Roll

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Ann School has announced the names of students named to the second trimester honor roll.


Grade 8: Allison Carr, Jacob Demchak, Jack Freemont, Samantha Loeper, Jonathan Romero, Gabriella Rutch, Sophia Servagno, Nina Tormann

Grade 7: Eve Binder, Jessamine Magalona, Lola Schaeffer, Madyson Tait

Grade 6: Audrey Boardman, Harper Daly, Erin Durso, Logan Hartman, Catherine Raynock, Gregory Smith

Grade 5: Nora Casciano, Rachel Fleck, Zoe Hulings,...

Norfolk Southern to increase train speed on Pennsylvania rail line through Lehigh and Berks counties

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Norfolk Southern is increasing train speeds across nearly 30 miles of its Reading Line through Lehigh and Berks counties.

The speed increase, effective March 14, includes 36 public highway-rail grade crossings on the mainline from Allentown in Lehigh County to Laureldale in Berks County. Train speed will increase to 60 mph from 50 mph except at three crossings, where the speed will increase to 60 mph from 45 mph.

Jonathan Glass, manager public relations, Norfolk Southern...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Salisbury Township will hold a youth fishing event 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31. Children 15 and under can fish at the Laubach Park pond. A parent or guardian must be with the child at all times and there is a five fish limit per child. Sounds like a good time.

March 29 is a snow make-up day. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. while Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School dismiss 1 p.m. Schools will be closed for the...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Everett Doe, 29, of Orefield, was charged with alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop 12:12 p.m. March 14 along Oxford Drive. Doe was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Andrew Major, 49, no known address, was charged with alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia following an incident in the 1700 block of Acker Street 5:47 p.m. March 17. Major was taken to Central Booking for processing.

A 23-year-old male, of...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has approved higher fees for fire inspections of buildings in the township.

Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve a resolution to amend the fire safety inspection fee schedule.

In most instances, fees are increasing from a range of $10 to $100. The fees went into effect following the commissioners’ vote of approval at the March 22 township meeting. Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion to bring the resolution to a vote,...

A community of ‘ones’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In the aftermath of tragic events, I tend to feel very helpless and small. Even though my every day is jam-packed with activities that serve to improve the quality of life for others, I feel as if I somehow failed. It sounds a bit ridiculous because I could never directly make a difference for every single person out there, especially those who live far away and have no connection to me. Yet, I tend to think globally and wonder what I could have done to create a different outcome. Then...

Squaring off in the ‘Olympics of Math’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in Local News

For anyone who’s ever wondered how many 2x 2x2 cubes must be added to an 8x8x8 cube to make a 10x10x10 cube, ask any of the middle schoolers who plowed through dozens of similar head-spinning math problems recently at Nitschmann Middle School, Bethlehem. They’ll answer in about 45 seconds.

These students were competing in the 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Founded in 1983,...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I would say math because it has strict rules, so there isn’t controversy over it. It’s the same in every country. I can pick up on it very easily and you use math in everyday life like when you’re shopping, or working, etc.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am in National Honor Society and was...