Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."
One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.
The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.
His wife, the children's mother, had died and the father was unable...
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Western Salisbury Elementary School's PTA hosts potluck dinner.
With a special grant from PennDOT, Salisbury Police recently completed a wave of details targeting aggressive drivers along the Cedar Crest Boulevard corridor from Interstate 78/Route 309 south to Minesite Road from mid-April to early September.
"This is one of the most accident-prone stretches of highway in the township," Salisbury Police Traffic Safety Officer Bryan Losagio said. "Aggressive drivers who speed, try to beat traffic light changes, fail to yield right-of-way and similar...
To the Editor:
It's a sad day when pettiness denies a committed citizen an appointment to a Lower Macungie Township volunteer service committee.
Ron Beitler has excellent leadership skills and would be a fine addition to any township committee. It seems the big egos of the majority of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners are easily pricked. They exhibit disdain for anyone who disagrees with their actions. Actions that have been consistently questionable.
A chain-reaction accident along Cedar Crest Boulevard, just south of Fish Hatchery Road brought down utility poles on both sides of the highway, leaving wires dangling and closing a portion of the roadway for several hours the morning of Sept. 26.
Fire crews from Western Salisbury Fire Department, along with fire police from Eastern Salisbury Fire Department as well as EMS from Cetronia Ambulance responded to the call.
Salisbury Police said the driver of a northbound Saturn...
September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.
"Part of the Red Cross' mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Commissioner Brad Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."
Chief Administrative Officer of the...
Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.
The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.
They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...
The month of October brings brisk weather, cool winds, the changing of the leaves and great horror films to television. Students and staff are back into the swing of things.
At St. Thomas More School, Western Salisbury Fire Department will visit for a fire prevention program 1 p.m. Oct. 11.
The STM Walkathon will be held 1 p.m Oct. 19. The raindate is Oct. 22.
There will be a 2012 St. Thomas More anniversary luncheon after the 10:30 a.m. mass Oct. 7. If your wedding...
St. Luke's University Health Network held its 8th annual "Night of Heroes," Sept. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Honorees included patients Johanna Pizzolo and Greg Young as well as area caregivers and public safety personnel. Above, from left: Ashley Kiefer, sister of patient honoree Greg Young; patient honoree Greg Young; his mother, Lisa Young, and father, Greg Young.
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Robert Bruchak, in his report as secretary of the board given Sept. 19, said as of Aug. 31, 81 percent of the tax bills have been paid in full. He said there has been a 13 percent increase in installment usage.
Bruchak said he has not received the Act 1 index for the 2013-2014 school year from PDE yet; their deadline was Sept. 1.
Funds returned back to Salisbury from the NIZ project amounted to $8,044.82 for the quarter. Had the project continued with township contributions,...