The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors said they will review the distribution of money collected under the foreign fire tax regulation at the Oct. 5 meeting. The money is disbursed to municipalities to help offset the cost of operations for fire departments which serve them.
PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.
The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.
On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.
Jeanne McNeill, with an overwhelming endorsement by the Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership, accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel McNeill.
The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships and Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.
The Open Gate Farm Tour has been a tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than four decades.
Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.
On Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more.
We have listed the farms open in the East Penn/Salisbury areas. For the most up-to-date information, visit extension.psu.edu and search for “Open Gate.”
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. Both Flo and Precious are part of the Teacher’s Pet adoption promotion. Their adoption fees have been waived until the end of November. They will come spayed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccinations.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15).
“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent. But in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails. Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from ObamaCare, spending, border security and the list goes on,” Simmons said.
The Borough of Emmaus firefighters are employees of the borough.
In a decision dated Sept. 26, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District denied an appeal brought by the Borough of Emmaus, effectively supporting a final order issued by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board dated Sept. 16, 2014.
In a final order issued by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board the decision reads as follows:
THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.