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STUDENT OF THE WEEK Omar Ahmed

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What are your favorite subjects? Why?

A: My favorite subjects would have to be math and science. I have enjoyed learning new subjects like calculus and physics so much during my time in high school. I find it so interesting you can use math to predict things in the real world by using physics so that is probably why those two are my favorite subjects.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Dump truck decision moved to Sept. 24 meeting

During a discussion of the replacement of the borough's small dump truck at the Sept. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, President Steve Hill reminded council Maintenance Supervisor Donny Derr does not ask for something unless it is needed. Council members briefly discussed buying a used truck which would require obtaining bids. The estimated cost of buying a new truck is approximately $55,000 to $60,000. The value of the existing truck is about $7,000.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Sign will be posted noting new traffic pattern

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

At the suggestion of Police Chief Robert Palmer, an orange sign reading "New Traffic Pattern Ahead" will be posted at Church Street and Scenic View. Council approved the suggestion Aug. 27 as orange is more visible and drivers should be able to see the sign.

In other police news, council approved a request from Mayor Kathleen Palmer and Chief Palmer to apply for a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant for the purchase of two thermal imaging cameras.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Mailboxes subject to debate at Aug. 13 meeting

Resident Carole Bauder represented nine residents at the Aug. 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting to discuss mailboxes with trash can or bucket bases in the borough.

Their concern stems from the desire to have the borough, especially the historical district, look good. They want to be proud of their homes, and a lot of time and money has been spent beautifying and restoring Main Street in Alburtis. They also favored cluster boxes, especially in front of rental apartments.

'Alburtis Night Out' draws many to the Alburtis pool

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 120 people attended the seventh annual Alburtis Night Out Aug. 5 at Alburtis Pool.

Included in the admission fee, to cover pool expenses, were free games, hot dogs and live music by Bootleg Express.

"Alburtis Night Out helps to build rapport with the police department in the community," Alburtis Police Officer Christopher Lubenetski said.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Committee contemplated for oversight of Lockridge Historical Church

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

At the Alburtis Borough Council meeting July 30, Councilperson Margaret McCormack suggested a committee is needed to oversee Lockridge Historical Church. The committee would consist of one or two council members, members of the historical society and volunteers from the community. Councilperson David Lehr agreed.

Council, advised by Solicitor David Knerr, told McCormack to get more information about what the committee should do and get back to council and an ordinance could be drawn up.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL New officer takes oath

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

With Pennsylvania approval and meeting all qualifications to serve as a part-time Alburtis Borough Police Officer, council passed a motion to approve Alexander Smith.

Sworn in by Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer, Smith was accompanied by his mother, Kathy, brother Chris, Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer and Officer Ray Bulger.

Smith is a 2012 graduate of the police academy with experience working for the Lehigh County Sheriff's Office and DeSales University.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Johanna Hawkins

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade have you completed?

A: I am a member of the Class of 2014 at Emmaus High School.

Q: What was your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject was English as I enjoy reading and writing.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I was in National Honor Society as well as Spanish Honor Society. I graduated as an Honors Graduate this year and have achieved either Honor Roll or Principal's Honor Roll for each quarter of my high school career.

Q: Were you involved in any extracurricular activities?