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Thursday, July 16, 2020


Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Faculty and staff tentatively agree to a salary freeze

ing for a portion of Series of 2012 bond series, which currently has an outstanding balance of $6,555,000. The call date for the bond series was March 15, 2017 with final maturity Sept. 15.

This would give the district cash flow relief in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 fiscal years by extending the debt out to the 2024 and 2025 fiscal years. The future value cost to achieve this is estimated to be $275,260 based on an assumed rate of 2 percent.


Sunday, May 31, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Jason Zimmerman gives back to community that has embraced him

A conversation with Jason Zimmerman does not get too far along before it is peppered frequently with the word “community.”

Zimmerman is the director of athletics and student activities for the Northwestern Lehigh School District, comprising Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn and Weisenberg townships in the extreme northwest area of Lehigh County.

Zimmerman lives in the home along Route 309 where he grew up.


Sunday, May 31, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Property tax discount period extended

Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer began the biweekly borough meeting May 13 by happily announcing the thermometers discussed at the last meeting arrived promptly.

Council had expressed potential health concerns about introducing staff back into the office and opted to purchase two thermometers to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19 if any employees contract it without knowing.

Council carried motions to accept bills for payment, April 29 borough meeting minutes, the fiscal consultant and treasurer’s reports and the Macungie Ambulance monthly report.


Sunday, May 31, 2020 by The Press in Local News

* Indicates political signs are permitted on owner’s property

All Lehigh County poll locations are handicapped accessible.

All polling places are subject to change. Please check back often.

Alburtis, *Alburtis Recreation Hall, 220 W. 2nd St.

Coopersburg,*Coopersburg Borough Hall, 5 N. Main St.

Emmaus 1st District, Emmaus Public Works Highway Garage, 44 Klines Lane

Emmaus 2nd District, Emmaus Public Works Highway Garage, 44 Klines Lane

Emmaus 3rd District, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 139 N. 4th St.


Sunday, May 31, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

State of emergency extended to July 17

Commissioners refused May 13 during an online meeting to take up a proposal by Republican Commissioner Nathan Brown.

Brown moved the commissioners pass a resolution to support a recent letter to Wolf from state Rep. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, urging him to move from the coronavirus status red to yellow for Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley.