East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14 through the end of the fiscal year June 30.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.

LEHIGH COUNTY

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Appeals court rejects attempt to censor symbols of history and culture

In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.

In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Future engineers build bridges

Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s Early Learning Center offered different STEM summer sessions for children ages three through six, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provided fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in a recent session learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers worked very hard on building their own bridges, using their own designs.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Planning Director Sara Pandl announces her retirement

Sara Pandl, the planning director for Lower Macungie Township, announced her retirement at the Aug. 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Paindl served the township for 10 years and was the first professional director for the township. This meeting was her last for the township.

President Ronald Beitler said “she filled the role well.”

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by NICK DRYFOOS in Local News

Harold Frey is recognized for his contributions

The Alburtis Borough Council meeting had one of the largest turnouts of all time July 31.

The meeting took place in the Alburtis Area Community Center to honor the retirement of a beloved member of the community Harold Frey, who recently closed Frey’s Country Store after 33 years of being in business.

Frey was given a standing ovation from the members of the audience as he was called to the front of the hall.