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Another View

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I recently started reading the book “Run, Spot, Run” by Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist, after reading an interview where she discussed the ethics of keeping a pet.

In an Aug. 1 theguardian.com article, “Should We Stop Keeping Pets? Why More and More Ethicists Say Yes,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Pierce said she began questioning the idea of pet ownership after she saw a man bring a tub of live baby rats to her local pet store, as she was purchasing crickets for her daughter’s gecko...

Kernsville student wins CLIU Math 24 challenge

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in School

The first-place winner of Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21’s third annual Math 24 Challenge for fourth and fifth graders was Thomas Gilchrist, of Kernsville Elementary School.

The students competed with school districts in Lehigh and Carbon counties in a game called 24, based on mental math and speed.

The goal was to get a solution of 24 from a card that gives four numbers.

Difficulty increased round by round, as more number wheels were incorporated, and eventually, a...

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On Saturday April 8, 2017, the Rural Preservation Association held its 21st annual Cleansweep for the four Northwestern Lehigh townships.

Though it is always a day of hard work, friends and neighbors coming together in community participation never fails to make it enjoyable.

Lowhill Township again generously donated the use of its facilities, and the township crew assisted in preparing for the event by coordinating placement of the containers at the...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Political rhetoric matters! Political narratives matters! Both create limits on what can be done when focus shifts from rhetoric and narratives to policymaking.

After months of wrangling the Republicans failed to deliver on a foundational political rhetorical promise — repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After the House barely passed a bill, the Senate Republicans failed to pass a watered-down version of a bill to repeal the ACA.

For more than seven years the...

Laury’s Station Fire Co. holds 2017 elections

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Laury’s Station Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 held their 2017 Fire Company elections, with Charles Eckhart, president; Jared Farkas, vice president; Robin Hood, recording secretary; Marie Hood, financial secretary; Eric Minford, treasurer; Ian Noll, chaplain; and Dale French, Dale Remaley, Charles Wechsler as trustees.

Also announced their fire line officers as Robin Hood, chief; Kevin Remaley, 1st assistant chief; Chris Greb, 2nd assistant chief; Matt Desch, lieutenant; and John Bull...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My Kitty

I have a little kitty; she’s brown and tan and white.

She lays around and sleeps all day, then runs and plays at night.

She won’t sit on your lap, no way, an independent miss,

but, if she wants to get some treats, she WILL give you a kiss.

Her eyes are always pleading, her purring loud and clear.

Wherever you are going, she always follows near.

She sits around for hours; she’ll NEVER chase a mouse.

It’s much more fun to sit and...

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer...

School district adopts final 2017-18 budget

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

Parkland School board granted final approval to the $172.3 million, 2017-18 budget at the June 27 meeting.

Business Manager John Vignone commented on the process.

“We’ve been talking about this for 11 and a half months,” Vignone said. “We strategized and planned not only for next year but down the road.”

Superintendent Richard Sniscak also commented.

“We strive to provide our residents with an exceptional school system,” Sniscak said.

“This board and...

Dent celebrates students heading for service academies

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AARON BERGER in School

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently had his 12th annual send-off reception for high school students from his district who will be attending a U.S. service academy.

Andrew Posch of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Reilly McGinnis of Emmaus High School, Tyler Herber of Hamburg High School, Jayden Demmy of Cedar Cliff High School, and Karl Van Blargan of Hershey High School will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Serena Johnson of Parkland High...