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Offering free Russet potatoes

Sunday, May 24, 2020 by The Press in Local News, News Briefs

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.

Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 20, in the parking lot of the...

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

As the political battles continue about reopening municipalities, counties, states and the nation in the face of the spread of COVID-19, other confrontations are on the rise closer to home.

According to the United Nations Population Fund in data made available in late April, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to contribute to “an estimated 2 million additional instances of intimate partner violence in 2020-2021” worldwide.

Plus, the UNPF report continues, COVID-19 stay-at-home...

Offering free Russet potatoes

Sunday, May 24, 2020 by The Press in Local News, News Briefs

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.

Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 20, in the parking lot of the...

County state of emergency extended

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners refused May 13 during an online meeting to take up a proposal by Commissioner Nathan Brown, a Republican.

Brown made a motion to pass a resolution in support a recent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf from state Rep. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, urging him to move from the coronavirus status red to yellow for Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley.

Wolf has already announced the move for 37 of the commonwealth’s 67 counties, according to Boscola’s website.

Her...

Election Policy

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed SB 422 on March 27 postponing the General Primary to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 General Primary, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 30 edition.

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Virtual programs are offered

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

L.V. Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be celebrating World Turtle Day on its Facebook account May 24.

There will be a lineup of entertaining and educational events on turtles including the zoo’s conservation mascot, Radley, the Sea Turtle.

Log on to the Zoo’s Facebook account May 31 to celebrated World Otter Day.

The zoo will be offering content on the zoo’s North American River Otters, Naya and Luani.

For more information...

Rivera stresses importance of continuing education despite COVID-19 restrictions

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Student instruction will continue despite coronavirus school closures, Pennsylvania’s secretary of education said during a media telebriefing at the beginning of April.

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera said he has set “really strong and high expectations” that Pennsylvania schools provide continuing education and instruction to homebound students during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The briefing came on the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on that same day to extend school...

Drive-thru fundraiser

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a special Cruise LV Zoo Drive-Thru fundraiser 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21-25.

The zoo will allow guests who have purchased tickets to drive through the zoo and say hello to their favorite residents while supporting the zoo and the care of the animals.

Due to capacity restrictions, tickets are extremely limited and must be purchased in advance online only.

Tickets are nonreplaceable and...