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WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Hurricane Sandy affects school calendars

Friday, November 9, 2012 by BY DIANE ROBERTS Special to The Press in Columns

Students in the Salisbury Township School District missed four days due to Hurricane Sandy; it also kept most in the township without power. Even the Parkland and Bethlehem offices of The Press newspapers had no electricity.

I am hopeful that by the time everyone is reading this column your power has been restored and there has been no more major after-effects.

Although some are disturbed by their loss of power, I would like to thank PPL and all the men and women who worked...

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners regular meetings have been rescheduled for November.

The first and second meetings will instead be held Thursday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 29.

The regular meetings are open to the public and begin 7 p.m. in the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue, Allentown.

134TH DISTRICT

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Q. What is the most overriding issue in this election and how do you propose to solve it?

Mackenzie: Without a doubt, the overriding issue in this election is the state of our economy. While policies coming out of the federal government in Washington, D.C. have a large impact on the economy, there are a number of things we can do here in Pennsylvania to make our state more attractive to job creators and spark economic growth. To help get our economy moving again in Pennsylvania and...

Molony, McNeill vie for 133rd seat

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

David Molony, R

Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.

Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.

Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.

The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million. The new budget turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million. The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.

The vote fell entirely down party lines with...

131ST DISTRICT

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Q. What is the most overriding issue in this election and how do you propose to solve it?

Simmons: I believe the most overriding issue in this election is the economy. We must restore economic stability to our region and focus on putting Pennsylvanians back to work. We can do this by investing in small businesses and entrepreneurs because they are the job creators, reducing and eliminating the sky-rocketing debt that is plaguing our community, state and country as a whole and...

15TH DISTRICT

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

This year, all Lehigh County residents will vote for the United States Representative from the 15th Congressional District.

Charlie Dent, a Republican, will face Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 contest.

Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.

Dent has progressed through both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States House of Representatives.

First elected in 2004, Dent...

salisbury township board of commissioners

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is seeking to hire two additional officers and the Salisbury Township Public Works Department is seeking to hire two additional employees.

Those were two of the topics during a one-hour 2012 township budget discussion during the Oct. 25 workshop session following the second monthly regular meeting of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles emphasized to commissioners that one police...

Article By: Schantz

Friday, November 2, 2012 by Schantz in Social News

Emmaus couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

Marvin and Blanche (Arndt) Schantz of Emmaus celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 25. They were married by The Rev. David Kauffman at Zions Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, where they are still members.

They are parents of four children: Glenn, and his wife, Nora, of Macungie; Marilyn, and her husband, Dale Fenstermaker, of Emmaus; Barbara, and her husband, Bob McDonald, of Schnecksville; and Terry, and his wife, Tammy...