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Upper Macungie awards bids for roads

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Resolutions and ordinances took up the major portion of the Upper Macungie Township supervisors’ agenda at their April meeting.

The board adopted an ordinance setting the speed limit at 35 mph along the entire length of Packhouse Road to the Weisenberg Township line.

The second ordinance established a truck prohibition on Bastian Lane while the third amended the rules pertaining to the township’s parks by allowing alcohol to be served at special events.

Commissioners name conference room for Scott Grim

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim will be remembered long after he has left office because county commissioners voted on a resolution April 10 to name the conference room in the Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center in his honor.

According to the resolution approved by the commissioners, Grim served in the coroner’s office for 26 years, 22 of which he was county coroner.

Under his leadership, the coroner’s office was nationally accredited by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners in 2005.

Memories of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

This reporter went to Paris with her daughter, Leanne, for a quick weekend trip in April 2005.

We went over to see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and, of course, the French Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral with its stained glass windows, gargoyles and flying buttresses.

We also saw the Arc de Triomphe, walked along the Champs-Elysees and took a boat ride on the Seine.

When I heard there was a fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 I didn’t believe one of the most historic sites in Paris could be no more. And, burning during Easter week, at that.

Rep. Schlossberg, policy committee discuss voting rights at roundtable

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion recently at Dubbs Memorial Community Center.

The roundtable focused on a new legislative package from the House Democrats titled, “Your Vote Counts.”

The package includes provisions that would allow for early voting, additional time for absentee ballots to be submitted, time off to vote, and mail-in ballots.

Schlossberg has a bill in the package that would allow voters to submit an updated signature for the voting book.

The campus master plan

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

To provide additional space and updated facilities for employees and the public, South Whitehall has adopted a campus master plan which includes two additions to the existing township building at 4444 Walbert Ave.

The oval roadway and landscaped area and the exterior of the structure will remain unchanged.

However, an addition will be erected behind the existing building for administrative personnel on the main floor.

The lower level will provide increased space and improved personal quarters for the police department.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News



·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

New Tripoli Bank mentoring team of college students

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

New Tripoli Bank is mentoring a team of Kutztown University students participating in the 2019 Conference of State Banking Supervisors Community Bank Case Study Competition.

Sasha-Lee Hayward, Melissa Jenkings, Wesley May and Zachary McGowan will be working with bank CEO and President Dave Hunsicker and Executive Vice President John Hayes to evaluate how New Tripoli Bank has been impacted by the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.

Rep. Day offers SEPTA key senior card application help

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th is reminding residents age 65 and older his office can help with applications for a free SEPTA Key Senior ID card. His district office is located in Star Plaza, 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli.

“I don’t want people to have to drive to SEPTA’s office in Philadelphia, so I encourage residents to stop by and take advantage of this convenient service,” Day said. “My staff will help seniors complete the application and then the card will be mailed to their residence.”

Board approves 2019-20 calendar

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board recently approved the 2019-20 district calendar.

Although staff will report for professional development the last week in August, the first day for students will be on Sept. 3.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak said the calendar follows the same pattern as previous years.

He noted the district tries to create a common calendar with Lehigh Career and Technical Institute so both schools generally follow the same schedule.

The calendar designates 183 days for students and 190 for teachers.