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School board reorganizes; elects new officers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The Dec. 3 East Penn School District meeting was a conventional meeting with an unconventional twist that may speak to the ever widening door of technological capabilities, and not least for East Penn School District's interest in keeping abreast of new trends.

Charles Ballard was elected president of the East Penn Board of School Directors at the board's annual reorganization meeting. Alan Earnshaw was elected vice president.

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Western Salisbury Church ringers bring joy to others

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Those who have achieved "a certain age" know the importance of physical exercise.

Bend, stretch, reach; weight down, arteries clear, joints limber – these are the goals. Exercising our humanity is just as beneficial as toning our bodies.

Dr. Anthony Moyer and the members of Western Salisbury Church's hand bell choir hone their empathy through the medium of music.

On Dec. 3, the ringers performed at the Emmaus Village Assisted Living Center, Emmaus.

'The Dakota call'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Paramedic tells how Northampton student changed his life

At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference recently, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.

"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time. Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Two council members appointed, sworn in

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council appointed Sherryann Oels and David Lehr as councilpersons Nov. 29 to fill vacancies created when Kyle Bower and Kathleen Palmer, now mayor, resigned their positions.

Council adopted Resolutions No. 2012-6 approving Oels' appointment to replace Bower and No. 2012-7 approving Lehr's appointment to replace Palmer.

Palmer administered the Oaths of Office and Oels and Lehr immediately assumed their places on council.

PPL meter swaps are ongoing, not new

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by NATHANIEL JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.

PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.