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Friday, October 20, 2017

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Company gives away trees in new program

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.

McNeill accepts nomination for 133rd

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

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.

Time to be ‘Goin’ up the Country’ during Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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.”

Center for Animal Health & Welfare

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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.

Justin Simmons announces campaign for U.S. Congress

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Borough of Emmaus petition for appeal denied

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: