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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is considering a vote on a proposal from Fair Districts PA that would address gerrymandering.

Fair Districts PA calls itself “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.”

“We’re asking the board to support an independent citizens commission,” Terry Schettini, a volunteer for Fair Districts PA, said to commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township meeting.

Schettini...

The power of simplicity for children

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing children learn a plethora of critical life skills in less than an hour’s time. I spent part of my morning volunteering at the summer breakfast camp in Coplay.

This free program is open to any child residing in Whitehall or Coplay, and it is fully staffed by volunteers. Individuals, organizations, businesses and faith communities come each day from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to interact with children in small- and large-group activities that...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Concerns about stormwater and speeding vehicles again were voiced by residents to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Commissioners, township police and public works department officials said they will look into the alleged speeding by vehicles.

When it comes to stormwater, Mother Nature was cited as the culprit.

Stormwater runoff and excessive speeds by vehicles concerns have been voiced nearly monthly in...

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s Early Learning Center offered different STEM summer sessions for children ages three through six, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provided fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in a recent session learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers worked very hard...

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14 through the end of the fiscal year June 30.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.

“I...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISRICT

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Salisbury Township School District Director of Facilities, Safety and Security Bill Bracket began the operations committee meeting Aug. 7 by covering the projects the district has planned for next summer. This list of projects has varied for the past few months in price and scope of work.

From his report, here is how the projects break down.

The concession stand and maintenance garage project has been postponed. Bracket said issues began to rise when current building codes were...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 17

Emmanuel Church, 1431 Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, will host a community fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event includes games, bounce houses, face painting, hot dogs and other food, prizes for kids and more. Live music by Evidence Band and a clothing giveaway are also part of the event. For more information or for directions, call 610-432-0982 or email info@eagchurch.com.

Aug. 21

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the...

Peer-to-peer payment apps

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

With new technologies come new ways scammers are trying to steal our money.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money sending apps – Zelle, Venmo, PayPal and the like – are popular ways for friends to send money back and forth.

Unfortunately, scammers are using the same technology to receive payment from individuals they deceive into believing they owe money. These platforms have fewer consumer protections than other forms of payment.

Use caution when sending money to people...

Jim Martin honored for battling human trafficking

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy July 25 in Bethlehem.

The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the...