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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...

Hotel Hamilton, King George Inn preservation approved

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

South Whitehall commissioners have brought an end to four years of waiting to see what will happen to the historic King George Inn, located at the intersection of Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards.

During their May 20 meeting, the board granted final approval to the Hotel Hamilton major development plan, which includes preservation of the inn.

The plan proposes development of 5.4 acres along Hamilton Boulevard to include a 4,000-square-foot bank, 14,500-square-foot pharmacy,...

Prep work begins to demolish former Allentown State Hospital

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

It is just a matter of weeks or mere months before a piece of historical architecture, Allentown State Hospital, off Hanover Avenue in east Allentown, becomes a memory.

Neuber Demolition and Environmental Services Inc., Gilbertsville, which was awarded a $12.7-million contract in February to demolish the former psychiatric hospital, officially started the process with a job conference May 13 with members of the state Department of General Services Construction team, said Troy Thompson...

NORTH WHITEHALL: New music director at Union Lutheran Church

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Susan Frickert has been selected as the new director of music at Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville.

Her previous position was at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Nazareth.

Frickert, who has more than 20 years experience in music ministry, has accompanied and directed choirs, and has worked with Lehigh University’s music department and students on major choral works.

At Union Lutheran, she will direct the Union Chorale, the Praise Band, Bell Choir and the children’s...

Springhouse Middle School 4th Marking Period Honor Roll

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Joe Abdelahad, Rehan Ahmed, Shehab Ali O. Alzahrani, Erum Iftekhar Ansari, Gabriel Olukolade Bamishile, Jolene Antoinette Beidleman, Grace Hope Beiner, Landen Scott Benner, Courtney Elizabeth Bittner, Julian Steven Butterweck, Rashelly Balcazar Camilo, Natasha Raquel Canela Trujillo, Kaitlyn Emily Capalbo, Marcelo Castilla Castano, Amina Chatouk, Logan Miller Christman, Madelyn Skye Cintado, Jennie Rose Citera, Emma Marie Clewell, Santiago Said Colak, Johanna Sara...