East Penn Press

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Executive touts Valley economy

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In first county address, Armstrong praises administration, businesses

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said, addressing a crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees he and his administration are interested in putting progress over politics.

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.

DeSales University hosts housing summit

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK SPECAL TO THE PRESS in Local News

The 2018 Regional Housing Summit: “A Home for Everyone” was held at the DeSales University Center Feb. 8, convening employees from organizations across the Lehigh Valley. Presented by Lehigh County and New Bethany Ministries, the summit addressed issues of affordable housing, homelessness, the economy and the interrelatedness of these issues.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Building progress reported

At the March 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, an update on the progress of the community center and library addition was presented. Behind the scenes of development and the beginnings of construction are many activities not necessarily noticed by the public. The most recent step in this progress is the approval of the design. Presently, the timeline for completion is Dec. 15 for the library and Feb. 15, 2019 for the community center.

The sewer plan for the upgrade at the community center was approved.