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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The fall 2012 curbside branch collection program is scheduled to take place Sept. 17 through 21.

Residents should place the branches at the curb after 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Branches may be no longer than five feet long and five inches in diameter. Branches should be bundled and tied with twine. Open containers (no lids) can be used for small branches.

For additional information, call the township building at 610-797-4000.

Friends of 1803 house

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Friends of the 1803 House are looking for apple pie bakers to be part of the "A Very Merrie Halloween" event scheduled for Oct. 6. Crust and filling must be made from scratch and apples must be the main ingredient of the pie for this contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. For additional information or a registration form, contact Laura at 610-965-5037 or Lfetzer3@ ptd.net.

US POST OFFICE

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

To increase convenience and access to postal services, a new Contract Postal Unit has been opened at Emmaus Avenue Laundromat, 2825 W. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown.

A full line of postal products and services are available at the new CPU including postage stamps, Express Mail® service, Priority Mail® service, special services, packaging products and more.

Emmaus Avenue Laundromat CPU hours of operation provide convenient access 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Rebekah Wakeman, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Brookside Road at Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 2:34 a.m. Aug. 25. Wakeman was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Robert Henry, 31, of Lower Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Schoeneck Road at Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:03 a.m. Aug. 26. Henry was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of...

PENNDOT

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PennDOT has announced a new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore "road closed" or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect. Act 114, signed July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs.

The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous conditions exist.

"Too often, motorists decide their immediate needs outweigh the...

Another view

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.

The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.

Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.

In my...

Arts Academy Charter School opens in Salisbury

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

The Arts Academy Charter School is officially up and running for the 2012-2013 school year.

The school was founded by Dr. Thomas Lubben, who opened the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, Bethlehem.

The middle school, which contains grades five through eight, is located in the Washington School building, formerly KidsPeace, on Emmaus Avenue, Salisbury Township.

The 30,746 square foot building has gone through renovations to convert the old school...