Salisbury Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Editor’s View

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The year Jeanne Anne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University, I was a freshman at nearby Moravian College in Bethlehem.

On April 5, 1986, Clery awoke during an attempted robbery by Josoph Henry, a fellow student at Lehigh, who beat, cut, raped, sodomized and strangled her. She was a freshman. He was a sophomore. During his trial, he claimed alcohol consumption caused his crime. The state rejected the argument. He is serving a life sentence in prison.

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THE BAUM SCHOOL OF ART

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Every Wednesday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., artists gather for a painting workshop taught by Dana Van Horn at The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

And some of the artists have been coming for a quite some time.

Cindy Wilson, for example, jokes she’s been a student of Van Horn’s for 102 years.

“I’ve learned so much from him,” Wilson says. “As soon as my kids went to school, I started art lessons.”

“My whole week is scheduled around Wednesday,” Ned Bowne, of Bethlehem, said...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met Sept. 17 in the municipal building for its bimonthly meeting.

Recreation Director Genny Baillie, Chair Mark Wilson, Vice Chair Patrick Jacoby, Secretary Kimberly Ringhoffer and members Francis J. McCullough and Frank Adamcik were in attendance.

The committee reviewed Community Day which was held in conjunction with National Night Out Aug. 7.

Despite the stormy weather, Ringhoffer and the committee felt the event...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors met Sept. 19 for its regular meeting, holding an executive session on personnel issues prior to the meeting.

Directors Carol Klinger and Samuel DeFrank were not in attendance.

Austin Sell and Jacob Watson provided an update on Harry S Truman Elementary School happenings and Colby Townley provided an update on Western Salisbury Elementary School happenings.

The HST PTO will host a volunteer clearance night 5 to 7 p...

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem, he opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God,...

Nationwide test Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

This is the...

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God,...