Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Guest view

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by STATE REP. RYAN MACKENZIE R-134th in Opinion

Thousands of people are dying every year in Pennsylvania from overdoses due to opioid and prescription drug abuse.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 10 Pennsylvanians are dying every day due to an opioid or heroin overdose. In 2015, more than 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from an overdose of opioid drugs.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that 27 percent of people who abuse prescription pain medications receive them from a...

MAX-imizing educational chances

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

At a recent Parkland School Board meeting, representatives from Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 explained Project MAX, a program from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for students with complex instructional needs.

Deborah Popson, CLIU director of special programs and services, stated the intention is to maximize access to the general educational curriculum and Pennsylvani Core standards for all children.

Natalie Krebs, CLIU educational consultant, reported 1 percent...

Editor’s View

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Snoopy’s Christmas

“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells Ring out from the land

“Asking peace of all the world

And good will to man ...

“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

“He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...

“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

“Snoopy was certain that this was the end ...

“When the Baron cried out, “Merry...

Adopt-A-Pet event June 24

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate, 4095 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, is having an Adopt-A-Pet event 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 24.

Homes for Dogs was one of the most successful projects Coldwell Banker offices across the country ran two years ago when the network helped 20,000 dogs get adopted in approximately nine months.

The event is co-sponsored by the Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie.

Everyone is invited to come out and see the dogs...

Several options discussed for Jaindl property

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The first half of the Upper Macungie supervisors June 1 meeting was dominated by a discussion on the proposed development of the Jaindl property along Oldt Road.

A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room to offer their opinions or just to listen to the comments.

The Jaindl proposal is to develop warehouses on the tract which would generate 250 to 300 truck trips per day.

Elizabeth Collins read a prepared statement outlining the residents’ concerns and issues....

Scam targets Lehigh County seniors

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin and the Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam which recently came to light.

The scam involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the Agency on Aging and Adult Services.

Consumers are getting calls which appear to come from that office’s general telephone number: 610-782-3034.

Aging and Adult Services are not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show...

Talent show on June 28

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will present its first talent show 2 p.m. June 28.

Featured will be singing, dancing, art, comedy and poetry.

There will be door prizes and free admission. All are welcome to attend.

For information, call 610-437-3700.

Club to meet on July 6

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Ham Radio

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. July 6 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Welcome ARRL Atlantic Division Director” by W3TOM.

Hams and others interested are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 610-432-8286.