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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Local projects

Borough Engineer Stan Wojciechowski talked about several ongoing projects at the March 16 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

The project for South Church Street Americans with Disabilities Act ramps was advertised for bids. The project must be awarded by April 15.

Phase 2 improvements for Stone Hill Meadows have been completed including storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water lines. Several roads have been paved. Phase 3 is also beginning. All lots have been rough graded with curbing and paving to be installed.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

COVID-19 plan activated

Emmaus borough will be releasing an action plan to combat COVID-19.

At the March 16 borough council meeting, Borough Manager Shane Pepe said the borough will put an action plan into effect and borough hall will be closed to the public starting March 18.

Pepe said they will prepare a robocall to all residents of the borough, send out a news release and post the plan online. The entire plan was to be available for the public to view March 17.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Residents express concern

Alburtis residents Gary and Julie DeRoner attended the Feb. 24 Alburtis Borough Council meeting to express concerns for damage done to their home.

Gary DeRoner said on Jan. 17 a contractor repairing sewer lines pulled an electrical line off of their house, leaving a hole in the side. The DeRoners were upset after they failed to receive notification from the contractor of the hole when their neighbor instead told them.

State of emergency declared

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

If the state gives approval to the request, the county will distribute mail-in ballots in an effort to cope with the corona virus, according to the Lehigh County executive in a press conference March 16.

“I hope every citizen can vote safely with these new mail-in ballots on Election Day,” Executive Phillips Armstrong said.

He also declared a state of emergency for Lehigh County effective March 16. Armstrong made the official announcement 1 p.m. at the front of the county government building.

A message to our loyal customers

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Until further notice, we will no longer accept walk-in customers at The Press, 1633 N. 26th St., Allentown.

We have taken this step in order to protect our employees and the general public from the possibility of exposing anyone to the COVID-19 virus.

We will be happy to accept telephone calls and you can make payments through the mail, through the mail slot in our door or electronically on our website at www.tnonline.com.

Our offices will be staffed and in operation conducting business over the telephone and through email during this crisis.

2020 census

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What you need to know

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census is used to:

Another View

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News

COVID-19 concerns impact St. Patrick’s Day in home country

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and his fabled expulsion of the snakes from the country.

Once upon a time, the day was celebrated with church services and simple parties. When Irish immigrants came to America, they used the day to mark their heritage with big celebrations. Now, the holiday features parades, parties and all things green.