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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...


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To mark the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. and to honor the lives of the 17 students and staff who died one month ago, Salisbury High School is asking students to consider participating in their “What’s Your 17?” campaign.

Principal Heather Morningstar said this campaign challenges all members of the SHS community to be the change they wish to see in the world and to treat one another with kindness and...


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Swain School has received the unanimous recommendation of the Salisbury Township Planning Commission for a new soccer field, amphitheater and rain garden at its South 24th Street campus.

The plans were reviewed at the March 13 meeting of the township planning commission, which voted unanimously 7-0 to recommend the soccer field grading plan for approval by township commissioners.

A resolution to conditionally approve The Swain School grading plan is on the agenda of the 7 p...