Salisbury Press

Saturday, May 30, 2020

BRIEFLY

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to assure veterans state and federal benefits processing continue.

The DMVA and the federal agency both continue to work remotely to provide veterans’ information, enroll veterans for benefits and serve other veterans’ needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

“The COVID-19 life restrictions and family impacts are unlike anything that has happened in our history and has created more hardship...

‘The basement with no name’

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

The weekend is notoriously put on reserve for rest and relaxation. We’d seek solitude in the mornings and rage in the evenings to grasp a glimpse of what life is all about.

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our streets, the community has begun innovating new ways to maintain connectedness while remaining safe at home.

Lehigh Valley DJ Freddie Frederick Jr. keeps the crowd fed by broadcasting jams on Facebook Live from his basement. Frederick, who is the successor of Lehigh...

Election Policy

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 422 March 27, postponing the primary election to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 primary election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office or regarding those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Sunday, May 3, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

On April 22, the Salisbury Township School District school directors held a virtual operations committee meeting using the Zoom meeting platform. The public was invited to attend by signing up in advance to receive a unique link and access code to the meeting.

The first and main order of business was to link up with Fielding International, the firm tasked with finding, designing and implementing creative, education-centered solutions to Salisbury’s school facility problems.

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VIKING VOICES

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School is proud to announce and congratulate Paige Christine Egan, Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Angelina Mary Freeman, Class of 2020 Salutatorian.

The ACCHS family celebrated Holy Week and the Easter season.

ACCHS Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Mark Searles celebrated mass and stations of the cross throughout Holy Week.

ACCHS students virtually thanked health care workers and other essential workers by making signs and...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Miller- Keystone Blood Center

Regionally, Miller- Keystone Blood Center has had over 100 blood drive cancellations, resulting in the loss of more than 2,400 blood donations as of March 25, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miller-Keystone officials recently released the following in response to the fluid situation evolving from the pandemic:

•Miller-Keystone Blood Center has expanded hours at donor center locations to accommodate the ongoing transfusion needs of...

Another view

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

There’s one day of the year where you get to celebrate you — your birthday.

Most people celebrate by throwing a party with family and friends, sharing a meal out at a nice restaurant or going somewhere new and exciting. For many people, this is their favorite day of the year.

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the country, with most states issuing stay-at-home or lock-down orders. This can put a cramp in your birthday plans, but people are finding nice ways to celebrate anyway....