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Western firefighters assist with Emmaus fire

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters Mike Abraham, Jerry Royer, Ramon Deeb and Ryan Kulp are called to an apartment building fire on Fifth Street, Emmaus, March 17 to refill breathing tanks for firefighters working in the smoky building. The WSFD utility vehicle filled 26 bottles with air before depleting the large pressurized tanks on the vehicle.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Emmaus Historical Society museum needs additional time for renovations and is now scheduled to reopen April 13. Orders are being taken until April 5 for Shoo Fly pies to be picked up at the April 17 meeting or picked up at the museum April 20. Call 610-966-6591 to order. For additional information, visit their website at

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Six months after one has obtained their drivers permit, they are allowed to get their license. In the state of Pennsylvania, the age that one gets their permit is 16.

Some legislators are arguing for a national graduated driver licensing law to replace the separate individual state regulations.

The statistics in 2009 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed 16 year olds have crash rates higher than drivers of any other age. It was...

Emmaus library

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Local author Bryan Svencer will visit the Emmaus Public Library to talk about his new book, EDUTAINMENT 1:30 p.m. April 6. It includes 17 dynamic teaching strategies and incentives for the 21st century.

"This is not your mother's classroom anymore," Svencer said.

Svencer teaches fourth grade at Lincoln School in Emmaus and has been incorporating this philosophy in his classroom for years. After his talk he will autograph copies of the book, for sale at the library at that time...

County executive highlights fiscal stability in 'State of Lehigh County' speech

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell highlighted financial stability and resident safety in his "State of Lehigh County" program at Brookside Country Club March 28.

Hansell said the county has endured through the fiscal downturn in previous years and has remained financially viable.

"Any way you measure it, the state of our county finances is strong," Hansell said.

He said county employees have participated more fully in their own healthcare through the past seven years...

Editor's view Support H.R. 139 for everyone's benefit

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is asking for the public's support for House Resolution 139, which would require a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts. (See Guest View, this page.)

Before you say, "so what?" consider all the rhetoric we continually hear about how American students are falling behind their foreign counterparts, especially when it comes to test scores. We're all too familiar with...

Guest View

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by DAWN SETTLE and DONNA BENSON in Opinion

State Rep. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, introduced House Resolution 139 (HR 139) that called for a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts.

The House Education Committee passed this resolution with a unanimous vote to send it to the full House for second consideration on April 8 and a final house vote April 9 or 10.

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education fully supports HR 139 and asks for help to make...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Third of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department completed a number of training programs in 2012.

Additonally, the police department obtained grants totaling $21,875.28, which helped result in 1,328 vehicle stops and 319 traffic citations.

The list of officer training programs takes up two pages in the 2012 annual report presented to the township board of commissioners by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.

Among the training completed...

United Way, NCC host state budget forum

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.

Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.

Peter Tartline, Pa. executive deputy secretary of the...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

April 4

How can a small business navigate through all the available hardware and software options and develop the right solution that won't break the bank? The Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the sixth in a series of free informal "Round Table" discussions on topics of interest to small business owners, this one focusing on developing an affordable IT strategy for your small business. It will be held 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Blake...