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EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Council passes ordinance amending procedures for hiring police officers

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed an ordinance amending the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission at the March 4 meeting.

The new ordinance primarily pertains to the commission's rules in hiring, promoting or demoting Emmaus police officers. The new ordinance outlines procedures regarding police personnel and creates a clear set of rules for the addition of officers, including testing and background investigations.

LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY Celebrating the writing of Theodor Seuss Geisel

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News


A Cat in the Hat storytime was held March 2 at the Lower Macungie Library to celebrate the writing of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss as part of Read Across America activities. At the time of his death in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children's books.

Hazardous materials team responds to 'suspicious package'

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Emergency personnel from Salisbury Township responded to a report of an unknown white substance in an unaddressed envelope at the office of Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101, Allentown, 12:50 p.m. Feb. 25.

The Lehigh County Special Operations Team, who responds to hazardous materials incidents in the county, came to the scene to safely remove and test the suspicious material.

According to a Salisbury Township Police Department press release, it was determined on the scene the substance was not harmful or hazardous.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Pa. State Police present biannual report

Pennsylvania State Police Commander Lt. Paul Gaspich presented the biannual report for Lower Macungie Township at the meeting Feb. 21.

The report notes an increase in DUI arrests which shows troopers are proactive and have increased their awareness of DUI offenses,

Gaspich said there is increased activity in gang offenses, terrorism and drug activities.

Police report the Latin Kings have body armor, one of which had a slug in it.

Emmaus Anniversary Gallery preserves artifacts for future generations

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Emmaus Anniversary Gallery was dedicated and opened for viewing during a celebratory gathering at Emmaus Borough Hall Feb. 19.

The Emmaus Arts Commission, members of Emmaus Borough Council and borough employees unveiled the collection of artwork and memorabilia showcasing some of the rich history in the borough.

Visitors to borough hall will now be greeted by the limited edition prints of the original artwork used for the Emmaus Christmas cards sold during the holiday season.