Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
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 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 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.
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin reminds Pennsylvania residents to be cognizant and aware of potential 2020 census scams and confusion.
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.
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.
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:
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.