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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Pandemic has changed our lives

The great COVID-19 shutdown changed lives for a lot of people. More people are unemployed than in recent history.

Some of us are working harder than ever. Front-line workers who never worried about getting sick — or dying — from exposure at their jobs are now paying attention to having the right protective gear.

Some people are isolated and lonely. Another faction says the numbers are inaccurate and they are angry about staying home, wearing a mask and being restricted.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Richard Aviles, 32, of Emmaus, was arrested May 16 for alleged simple assault and harassment after a disturbance in the 100 block of Main Street, according to Emmaus police. Aviles was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

Carlos Cesar Santiago Olmo, 58, of Emmaus, was arrested May 20 for alleged simple assault and harassment after a disturbance in the 600 block of Broad Street, according to Emmaus police. Santiago Olmo was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Juneteenth celebration June 19

LEHIGH VALLEY

Civic and religious groups will host a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration June 19 in Allentown.

The event will be held 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 N. Ninth St.

Juneteenth marks the day more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed that black and African slaves in Texas heard they had been freed June 19, 1865.

Online and remote classes offered

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LCCC

Registration for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College is currently underway with classes being offered in an online or remote format.

Classes will begin Aug. 22.

Virtual instruction used in spring and summer will continue as will virtual support services, including testing, counseling, advising and more.

As long as the state is under yellow restrictions, all credit courses will be offered online or remotely.

Another view

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Observations from the patio

Pennsylvania entered the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5. One of the changes in the yellow phase is the allowance of outdoor dining at restaurants.

This has opened the door for Pennsylvania residents to get out of the house, sit at their favorite eatery and be served food and drink for the first time since mid-March.

And, boy, did people take advantage of the opportunity.