Except for the urban areas in the Lehigh Valley, when 911 is dialed, it is volunteer, not paid firefighters who respond.
Although called "firefighters," the men and women who serve the suburban and rural areas of the Valley are often tasked with more than fighting fires.
The majority of their emergency responses tend to be for motor vehicle accidents, especially with Interstate 78, and major transportation routes, such as Routes 309 and 100 running through their coverage areas.
Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law first became effective in 1996.
The law required convicted sexual predators register on a database held by the state.
The database would be publicly available, insuring a community would know when a convicted sexual predator lived in their neighborhood.
This was 1996, when America OnLine, Prodigy and CompuServe were the Internet giants.
There was no Facebook, no Twitter, and if you told someone to Google something, they would look at you like you had three heads.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teen-agers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends … and often copying the driving behavior of their parents.
But, is that a good thing? Not necessarily.
New research from SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance reveals an alarming example of "do what I say, not what I do" when it comes to distracted and dangerous driving.
To the Editor:
As a member of Service Academy Graduates Against The War, I oppose the Obama government's plan to bomb Syria.
Its use of chemical weapons remains highly speculative.
Aside from proof chemical weapons were indeed used, which no one disputes, there is little evidence indicating the Syrian government did so.
Logic alone would indicate it did not.
We fear self-serving evidence combined with expedient reasoning will lead to yet another immoral campaign of death and destruction.
Do we or don't we??
Beat the war drums and huddle Americans together. Here we go again.
Over the past two weeks, President Barrack Obama has been busy presenting his case for a military invasion of Syria.
His spattering of public appearances and speeches, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently voting 10-7 to grant the president limited authority to use military force, puts us one step closer to placing our young men and women, and our reputation as a country in harm's way.
·Episcopal House of the Lehigh Valley Inc., Allentown, seeks a computer instructor to help seniors learn how to do basic computer work, from turning the unit on to setting up a basic email account.
Contact Miki Weaver at 610-821-0311, firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to non-profits in the Lehigh Valley.
Contact Bill Cosgrove at 610-504-6199 or email@example.com.
To the Editor:
On the Nov. 6 election ballot there will be a referendum to raise the tax from 0.1 mills to 0.2978 mills, a 198-percent increase that is identified strictly for the Parkland Library.
This increased rate will continue until a date not later than July 1, 2035, at which time the rate will adjust to 0.1895 mills, a 90-percent increase from the current 0.1 mills.
Based on my recollection, the current rate of 0.1 mills generates an estimated $625,000 annually.
As you recover – we discover
What it takes to keep us all free.
You paid the price with your sacrifice
God Bless America means
God bless you–
Nickolas N. Zaccaro
Setting sun shimmering on the bay
Frame this glorious scene
Scent of sea engulfs my senses
As gulls ride the thermals heavenward
A fitting climax to an
all too insular summer
Devoid of supernal inspiration
by nature's handiwork
Ah, how the muse performs
Her song of bliss
enlivened by this scene
Reveling in joy at summer's end
As the sun sets in the west
Yet another summer passes
I am transfixed by this
sublime summer's end.