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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT School days will need to be made up

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

East Penn Superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger discussed make-up days for Hurricane Sandy at the Nov. 12 board of school directors meeting.

The district had two extra days built into its schedule to account for inclement weather, but will have to make up the two other days missed because of the storm. Seidenberger said those make up days will tentatively be Feb. 15, 2013 and March 28, 2013.

Feb. 15. 2013 is the Friday before Presidents Day weekend and the students will still have off the Monday of the following week. March 28, 2013 is the Thursday before spring break.

Former Alburtis fire chief and Mayor Robert W. Mader honored

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Church of the Good Shepherd UCC was completely full with people standing in the back of the church Nov. 8 during the Celebration of Life Service for former Alburtis Borough Fire Police Chief and Mayor Robert W. Mader who died Oct. 22. Besides Mader's family and many friends the entire Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Police and Police Department, many neighboring fire departments and ambulance corps attended including Topton, Lower Macungie, Macungie, Trexlertown, Zion Lehigh and more.

Mackenzie wins seat in 134th District

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.

Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the general election.

Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in Lehigh and Berks counties.

Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as a Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge.

McNeill wins 133rd District

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.

In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.

In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.

McNeill ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.

All votes will be certified within the next few weeks.

Dent retains seat in 15th District

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Several elements came together to give Charlie Dent an easy path to re-election as the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

The popular Republican had the advantage of incumbency heading into the election.

First elected in 2004, Dent has held onto his seat in Congress with wide margins in recent years.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Local News

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Emmaus, needs volunteers to help with monthly activities for teens and children on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or cassiek@camelotforchildren.org.

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown, needs "Earn a Bike" instructors to mentor and assist children ages nine to 17 in repairing bicycles. Contact James Williams at 610-434-1140 or james@communitybikeworks.org.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Preliminary Greenway Plan approved

The long awaited plan for a trail system has been approved by the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.

Better known as the Greenway system, it is a system of trails within the township and neighboring communities, mostly along the Swabia and Little Lehigh Creek areas. Commissioners said this is just the beginning; additional information will be forthcoming. A lot of credit was given to Planning Director Sara Pandl for her work on this. Scott Alderfer, from the Environmental Advisory Council, said this plan will help to increase property values within the township.