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EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Residents blow some steam over nightly train whistles

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Trains going through the borough at all hours and blowing their horns was discussed at Alburtis Borough Council meeting Oct. 10.

A complaint was received from Chris Allen on Franklin Street about the frequency and loudness of the trains blowing their horns at all hours of the night and morning. Allen requested a "quiet zone" be established according to Council President Steve Hill.

Mayor Robert Mader said federal law mandates trains must blow their horns at every railroad crossing so nothing can be done about this.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Two budget amendments proposed to lower taxes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

Volunteer firefighters take fire safety message to St. Thomas More School

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.

"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Local News

DUI

Wildalee Acevedo, 31, of Breinigsville, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 southbound between Kressler Road and Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:37 a.m. Sept. 16. Acevedo was stopped for multiple traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Christian Aviles, 28, of New York, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 1:01 a.m. Sept. 5. Aviles was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Street reconstruction on Lumber Street approved

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Borough Council gave approval for the new proposed location of Lumber Street at its meeting Oct. 15 and work can now proceed on acquiring permits to begin street construction.

The reconstruction of Lumber Street was occasioned by the land development necessary for building a new Devine School day care. Borough Manager Chris Boehm said the new school will go up first and then the borough can proceed with the street. The tentative timeline for completion of the school is the end of 2013, with 2014 as the latest for the completion of the street.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with a Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.