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Sunday, May 26, 2019


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Museum of Industrial History will honor the nearly 50 years since the groundbreaking of Martin Tower prior to its implosion this month with a lecture 2 p.m. May 11 lecture. The “Unique Birth of Martin Tower” will be presented by retired licensed professional engineer Gordon Baker.

Baker helped develop and implement a computerized system that produced the drawings needed to fabricate Martin Tower’s beams and columns and later supervised the fabrication of the tower’s steel...


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

On Jan. 17, 2017, New Tripoli Bank broke ground for its newest office at 4892 Buckeye Road.

Fast forward to Jan. 18 of this year, New Tripoli Bank opened its doors on Buckeye Road and is excited to serve the community.

“The demographics showed this area was in need of a community bank,” President and CEO, Chairman of the Board David R. Hunsicker said.

Hunsicker said surveys show the Buckeye Road area is growing and prosperous and New Tripoli Bank wanted to be a part of...

ArtsQuest announces 2019 trustees

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

ArtsQuest is pleased to announce James Creedon has been re-elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Creedon, a Lower Saucon Township resident, will serve a second one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.

Creedon has been a member of ArtsQuest’s volunteer leadership for the past nine years, serving as a board of trustees member since 2012. He was also a member of the Friends of...


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

The spring Keystone Exams begin May 13. Salisbury High School students received a paper in their homerooms May 2 and should refer to it to see when they will have to take their exams. If a student is not taking an exam than he/she will get to enjoy a late start. May 13 is a 2 1/2 hour delay and May 14, 15, 16, 20 and 21 are two hour delays. There are some advanced placements tests being given during the Keystones window, so students who are taking these exams should report to school at the...

Lehigh County Controller Eckhart to speak at forum

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.

The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.

Eckhart, a panelist, was invited to speak on the subject of allocation plans due to his...

Toomey talks about voting against Trump’s declaration

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey sat down with The Press during a recent visit to Carbon County to discuss his vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, climate change, the National Emergencies Act and specific issues faced by the county.

The conversation started with Toomey’s March 14 vote against the president’s national emergency, which the president declared in February. Trump’s declaration came on the tail of the longest government shutdown in history,...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The owner of a western Salisbury Township veterinary clinic wants to work with neighbors to resolve a dispute but at least one neighbor says he’s sought legal advice.

“I just want to be a good neighbor,” Dr. Samantha Ottinger, owner of Dr. Sam’s Veterinary House Calls, PC, 3115 W. Emaus Ave., Salisbury Township, said.

Ottinger spoke at the April 25 board of commissioners’ meeting during the courtesy of the floor portion. She referred to an article in the April 17 edition of the...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Digital Aces at Salisbury Middle School entered the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” contest creating a video highlighting B. Braun Medical, Allentown.

The student team consisted of Laurans Trinh, Aloya Thompson, Skylyn Mason, Ethan Carag and Billy Korn.

The group was tasked with creating a video spotlighting a manufacturing business in Pennsylvania showing the importance of manufacturing.

The students first were given a tour of B. Braun Medical where they met...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

It’s officially time to start mentioning spring concerts, field days and all things warm weather and that can only mean it’s nearing the end of school. Enjoy these last weeks of controlled chaos as our schools begin to wrap up this school year, but there is still a lot to learn and accomplish.

Harry S Truman Elementary School yearbooks are currently on sale. Information and order forms were sent home already so make sure to return your form with payment by May 3 to secure your copy of...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Salisbury Township residents are invited to attend a free document shredding event hosted by Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg.

The event is open to Salisbury Township residents doing residential shredding only. Residents may bring up to five copy boxes of documents.

For more information, call Simmons’ office at 610-282-0160