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Thursday, August 1, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Fire company hopes for an incentive plan

Township Manager Zach Cooperman read the public works report at the July 18 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting noting certain roads in the township are experiencing severe erosion due to recent flash flooding.

Chairperson Donna Wright mentioned she’d, “never seen flooding that high in certain areas ... a foot deep to cross.”

Flooding from the heavy rainfall caused severe damage on dirt roads. Severe gully and potholes have formed on the following roads; Pond, Scout, West Mill Hill, Schoolhouse, Bushman North, Janes Lane, Peach and Elm.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Alburtis natives ready to fly the coop

The May 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer giving the floor to Alburtis Chief of Police Robert Palmer. The police chief asked council for permission to form accident reconstruction teams as other police forces have in the surrounding areas. There will be no extra costs to assemble these teams and Chief Palmer stated, “This is a win-win for everyone all-around.”

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Should Pennsylvania legalize marijuana? The people of Lehigh County vote yes!

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman began his statewide listening tour with one goal in mind.

“It’s really about accumulating story after story of people across Pennsylvania as the justification for legalizing (marijuana) or for not … Lehigh Country is as important as Philadelphia, is as important as Juniata, as important as Erie and we’re going everywhere.”


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Contributions recognized by borough officials

Emmaus Borough Council met April 1 with a number of presentations and announcements.

First, thanks to the Emmaus Kiwanis Club, the Emmaus Ambulance Corps was able to purchase a specialized training mannequin at just under $1,000. Lt. Craig Deppe and Chief Jeff Hoffman thanked the Emmaus Kiwanis Club for the donation and said mannequins are extremely vital in practicing training techniques.