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Thursday, June 20, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The Salisbury Township School District will hold open library hours throughout the summer. The first one on the schedule will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 26 at Salisbury Middle School. Any Salisbury student from kindergarten through eighth grade may come and check out books. Books for all ages will be available and all books will be due in September.

The Salisbury Township summer park program is in full swing and runs through July 26. Children who live in Salisbury Township entering first...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District board held its final meeting for the 2018-2019 school year June 12. The board’s next meeting will be held Aug. 14 for the start of the next school year. A July meeting will be scheduled if needed.

Salisbury Athletic Director Monica Deeb began by reading a very thoughtful retirement certification for Dr. Michele Jones, the school’s physician of 26 years.

We are “very grateful for everything that she did for athletics and extra curriculars...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Authority will get its requested 43-year lease extension.

In a first reading June 12, the Lehigh County Commissioners approved amending the Articles of Incorporation for LCA to extend its term of existence 43 years from the date that the deal is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Commissioners approved the bill 9-0.

The move allows LCA to negotiate long-term financing at the best rates for “capital improvements for its many water and...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election,” Special Council Robert Mueller said in his now history-making report. “And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

In an analysis of the report by Lisa Desjardins, with, Mueller said Russia attacked in two ways: “[Mueller] writes, first, that it carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Youth Association’s “Community Appreciation Day” has received the backing of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Township commissioners voted 5-0 to approve an SYA request to hold the event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 in Devonshire Park.

Township Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the motion to a vote at the June 13 township meeting.

“We’re trying to become more community-oriented,” SYA...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, has introduced a bill to demolish the buildings on the 195-acre property at the Allentown State Hospital in East Allentown.

Lehigh County Commissioners over the years have built a $50,000,000 jail, enlarged the county courthouse and built new administration offices. For the past four years, the commissioners have authorized various studies on the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility, including a report co-authored by the...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The start of the Salisbury Township Recreation Commission summer playground program at Lindberg Park is delayed one week to finalize construction work.

‘Tomorrow [June 14] is the contractor’s completion date,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said at the June 13 township meeting, adding, “They are substantially complete.

“Then, next week [June 17-21], there will be a punch list of items to complete,” Bonaskiewich said.

“Will the playground program start...


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

“Managing Invasive Plants” will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration...