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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lehigh County

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration Office invites residents to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines.

This three-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems and Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to...


Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

If you are one of more than 3 million Roman Catholics in Pennsylvania, or even if you are not, you can’t help but be stunned, saddened and sickened by the startling disclosures in the report by an investigative grand jury that was recently released.

With some names redacted (blacked out), the report detailed there are more than 1,000 child victims at the hands of more than 300 accused clergy representing a systemic cover-up that goes back 70 years.

At a news conference...

BREAKING NEWS: Lehigh Tunnel lane closure scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 6

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for day-time single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the southbound Lehigh Tunnel from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6.

By 8 a.m. on Sept. 6, the northbound tunnel will be closed and all traffic diverted into the southbound tunnel until 2 p.m. when the patterns are lifted.

The restrictions are necessary to allow crews to safely perform tunnel inspections.


South Whitehall responds to NAACP travel advisory

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Township has issued a statement in reply to the travel advisory for “minorities and persons of color” issued Aug. 29 by the Allentown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regarding travel in and to the township.

According to the advisory, posted on the group’s Facebook page, the travel advisory was issued “to warn minorities to be aware of personal safety in interactions with South Whitehall Township’s Police Force,” which the...

Engineer earns award for lifetime achievement

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, recently presented Ronald G. Gabel of Washington Township with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

An accomplished listee, Gabel celebrated many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

A retired telecommunications executive, Gabel worked in the field for 40...

School district getting that sinking feeling

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak reports heavy rains on or about Aug. 13 caused numerous sinkholes to appear on district properties.

He said several fairly large ones showed up at the northwest corner of the administration building, two at Orefield Middle School, one at Springhouse Middle School and one at Jaindl Elementary School.

A 20-foot-wide sinkhole forced closure of the access road, School District Way, at Orefield Middle School.


Lowhill residents offer drivers some sweet treats

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

This is the message which accompanies the oversized candy treats in the current roadside display by Phil Rossetto and Greg Snider, along Route 100, just north of the Lowhill Township Building.

Rossetto and Snider used this theme previously in almost a decade of their wonderful creations and decided to elaborate on and bring back this message to offer some upbeat, sweet wishes to those who travel by in these somewhat troubled times in our nation.

Rosetto also said as August...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The Brass Rail

Have you ever been to the Brass Rail

In Allentown, Pa.?

The food is really good!

If you have never eaten there,

You really, really should.

They’re famous for their steak sandwiches,

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner,

Regardless what you choose to eat,

You’ll find your meal a winner.

The service is the best in town,

They make you feel at home;

They treat you like a long-lost friend,