Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

16th Senatorial District

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The winning candidate will serve a four-year term in office.

The Lehigh Valley Press asked the candidates the following question: Following passage of the Comprehensive School Safety Law, what else do you believe needs to be done to keep our children safe in school?

Pat Browne, Republican

I am proud to have authored this legislation which provides security expertise and funding to schools so that they may invest in equipment or personnel to protect our children.

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Changes are coming to police scheduling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Police Log

South Whitehall commissioners recently approved a two-year contract extension for police officers.

The contract authorizes a move from eight hour to 12-hour shifts.

Chief Glenn Dorney said, under the new arrangement, officers will work 80 hours in every two-week period.

They will have six, 12-hour days and one eight-hour shift in each two week pay schedule.

“It will be easier to manage and better for their families,” Dorney said. “They will have every other...

Ridge Farm moves ahead

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall’s planning commission has recommended conditional approval for Ridge Farm in a unanimous vote during the Oct. 16 meeting at Springhouse Middle School.

The action resulted from consent to all but two waiver requests from the applicant, Kay Builders.

The subdivision is proposed for both the east and west sides of Cedar Crest Boulevard between Walbert Avenue and Huckleberry Road.

The plan proposes 713 dwelling units, commercial buildings, club house, dog...

183rd Legislative District

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The winning candidate will serve a two-year term in office.

The Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers asked the candidates for the 183rd Legislative District the following question: Is enough being done on the state level to battle the opioid crisis? Please explain.

Zach Mako, Republican

There is still much work to do in combating the opioid epidemic- but I am proud of the bipartisan work I have done in Harrisburg to help address this serious issue. I have supported...

Troutman gives overview of district comprehensive plan

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman recently presented an overview of the 2019-22 comprehensive plan which will replace the expiring strategic plan of 2012-18.

He began with a look at the education community and how it has changed from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

In that time period, enrollment increased by 240 students while the number of district personnel grew by 139 employees.

Administrators remained the same at 63.

Children receiving special...

7th CONGRESSIONAL District

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI THE WINNER OF THIS RACE WIL SERVE A TWO-YEAR TERM IN OFFICE. in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers asked the candidates for the 7th Congressional District the following question:

Do you think the results of this election will be a bellwether of the 2020 Presidential Election? Please explain your answer.

Susan Wild, Democrat

Communication Director Sally Tucker responded to the question on behalf of Wild:

“Susan is very focused on what working families in this district need now.

“She’s no pollster and can’t predict...