Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office established a canine program for three primary objectives: first, to enhance security for the facilities and...

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.

Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree; as well as homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.

Sickler also is charged with two counts of driving...

Happiness grows in my garden

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Since childhood I have loved to play in the dirt. Mud pies were my specialty back then.

So one can only imagine how excited I am each spring to get out in the yard and start planning and planting.

This season threw me a curveball, however.

From overuse and advancing age, I managed to tear the meniscus in my left knee.

Pain made bending and kneeling, not to mention walking and standing, almost unbearable.

Then, to add to my woes, I learned I have a rare lung...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At a recent school board meeting, the Salisbury Township School District set the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

School will begin for teachers only, no students, Aug. 21.

Orientation for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades will be held Aug. 27.

The first day of school for all students is Aug. 28. School will be in session Aug. 28, 29 and 30 and closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. School will resume Sept. 4.

Students will not...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A resident in the 2000 block of South Bradford Street reported firework residue all over a vehicle 7:45 p.m. July 5.

Cynthia Long, 61, of Allentown, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property following multiple transactions at AT&T Wireless, 3384 Lehigh St., 1:16 p.m. July 6. Police were called to a fraud in progress where Long was allegedly buying phones with false credit cards and false information. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.

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letter to the editor

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Is it age or sentimentality that resists change? Do we yearn for the past and the things of our youth? Do we idealize the days of yesteryear? Yes, perhaps memory is somewhat blurred by the passing years, but somehow what we choose to remember is poignant and reminds us of an easier, gentler time.

In a lifetime, we experience the removal or demolition of a stately mansion or rundown old farmhouse and crumbling barn, the blasting away of a one-time landmark tavern...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society will probably get a $2,000 grant, $3,000 less than the newly formed nonprofit had requested. Lehigh County Commissioners approved a motion at its July 11 meeting to amend the bill to reduce the original $5,000 to $2,000.

At the previous meeting, at the first reading of the bill, Commissioner Percy Dougherty opposed the idea of giving $5,000 saying other deserving organizations who have been operational for many years were only getting $2,000...

PUTT U MINIATURE GOLF

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.

Creative and outrageous they were – golfers used tennis rackets, paint...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the...