A roundtable meeting was held March 12 at the township building for the purposes of discussing the establishment of an emergency plan.
The board members also discussed fire services and hazardous materials cost recovery billing services.
The meeting brought Upper Milford's two fire departments together, as well as the Emmaus ambulance director and the emergency management coordinator.
Business owner Tim Romig received some answers from Macungie Borough Council to questions directed at the mayor's application for and receipt of a grant for purchasing GPS units recently installed in police department's vehicles. Council president Chris Becker and Borough Manager Chris Boehm addressed each question insofar as they were able and those specific to the mayor were forwarded to his attention. The mayor was not present to answer Romig at Monday night's meeting.
Lindsay Kearney, daughter of David and Jill Kearney, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Dickinson College. Kearney, a graduate of Emmaus High School, is a sophomore majoring in art and art history.
Caitlin Young, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Texas State University.
The Lehigh County Sheriff's Office is an extremely busy place. Administrative assistants respond to phones and faxes; a deputy sheriff monitors courthouse surveillance screens; deputies and security guards report and depart. The hub of this activity is the office of Sheriff Ronald W. Rossi, a man who effortlessly blends dignity and affability.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 against extending the Lehigh County Authority's charter at its March 13 meeting.
The Lehigh County Authority was seeking an extension on its current charter so it could put in a bid for Allentown's proposed 50-year water and sewage system lease. The city is in need of $150 to $200 million to help pay for its underfunded employee pension program. LCA's current charter expires in 36 years.
Chairwoman Lisa Scheller called the vote the most important the current board has had to make and likely remain so.
Since some of the winners of the Student Ecologist awards, which were presented at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center March 9, belong to the new E-7 environmental club, which may need some explanation before the winners are announced.
The name was chosen because the first meeting was held when the G-8 meeting was going on. The club began last year and has 35 members from seven area schools, hence the E-7.
Cedar Crest College welcomed Abigail Disney March 14 as part of The William D. Reimert lecture series.
Disney, who is the daughter of Roy E. Disney, and niece of Walt Disney, is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur.
She spoke passionately in front of a full room of Cedar Crest College students, faculty, staff and members of the community about her journey of devotion to women throughout the world.
Her lecture entitled, "Why Women Matter" shared the inspiration for the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."
In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.
The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.
Andrew Kelly, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Rider University. Kelly is a junior majoring in finance.