Parkland Press

Friday, May 29, 2020

Mobilio has virtual town hall meeting

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

South Whitehall Commissioner Matthew Mobilio held a virtual town hall meeting May 1 to provide updates on township matters and answer residents’ questions.

Mobilio opened the town hall by discussing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on South Whitehall, specifically noting staff are working to keep the township’s budget secure.

“I can assure you, and I think all of my commissioner colleagues would assure you that we are doing everything that we can,” Mobilio said. “...

Parkland graduate to attend U.S. Naval Academy

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Lauren Ceh of Upper Macungie Township, will soon begin the next chapter of her life, joining the United States Navy.

Ceh, who will be graduating June 9 from Parkland High School, was recently inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2024.

On June 25, she will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Ceh said Congresswoman Susan Wild, D-7th, nominated her to the U.S. Naval Academy.

“It...

Lehigh Valley Chamber supporting Virtual Small Business Saturday

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The 10-year tradition of Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day after Black Friday.

The nationwide effort is designed to encourage communities to shop local as the busiest shopping season of the year kicks off.

According to the Lehigh Valley Chamber, so many small businesses report Small Business Saturday is one of the biggest shopping days for them in the entire year, so the Chamber is supporting a virtual version?

“It is our goal to...

Two Republicans seek Wild’s seat in the 7th Congressional District

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

There are three candidates for the seat in the 7th Congressional District in the June 2 General Primary Election.

Incumbent Congresswoman Susan Wild is running unopposed on the Democrat side of the ticket.

The winner of the primary between Republicans Dean N. Browning and Lisa Scheller will face Wild in November election.

The Republican candidates were asked to respond to the following question in 100 words or less:

What is the greatest need facing the people in...

Wolf, Boockvar provide primary election update

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar held a public livestream May 4 to provide an update on Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary election, discuss protective measures for in person voting and encourage Pennsylvanians to cast their ballots by mail.

“From where we stand today, it is unlikely we’ll eradicate COVID-19 from our commonwealth by June 2, but we still need to hold a primary election,” Wolf said. “Free and fair elections are essential to who we are as a...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I haven’t talked with one person who has not experienced some sort of stress or anxiety during this COVID-19 pandemic.

However, if you can find something to laugh about, it does help keep your spirits up.

Many of the funniest and most embarrassing situations have happened during virtual meetings using Zoom or another telephone or video conferencing platform.

Zoom, a free app which can be downloaded on a smartphone, iPad or computer, allows the users to see the person...

Guest View

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

We recognize National County Government Month every April and the many ways counties impact people every day, often in ways we don’t see or realize.

This year, while unprecedented challenges in governing have changed the operations and measures needed to provide important services, we have an opportunity to highlight the county governments that are still here every day on the ground, doing their part to help everyone stay safe and healthy during tremendously difficult times.

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Chosen Words

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To vote or not to vote

That is the question

Whether it is better

to refrain from voicing

our opinion

Or living with the results

of our decisions

Is something each

citizen of voting age

has to decide

Could it be that you

have always voted for

the WRONG man?

To that, I reply,

Elect a woman!

Could it be that you

feel your vote

will not count?

It will if you

are...

North Whitehall board meets virtually

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Due to the ongoing stay-at-home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Whitehall supervisors met May 11 virtually via Webex to discuss township business.

The township yard waste center reopened May 5 with new rules and regulations due to the pandemic.

Secretary Brenda Norder said residents are required to obtain a permit card before using the center.

Additional information, details and guidelines are available at northwhitehall.org/forms/YARD_WASTE.

Under...