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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Mascaro says residents are creating trash problems

J.P. Mascaro & Sons has become a familiar topic at the Emmaus Borough Council meetings.

Councilman Jeff Shubzda said the health, sanitation and codes committee met with Mascaro to, once again, voice concerns regarding trash pickup. This meeting came about after Borough Manager Shane Pepe saw the garbage hauler combining recycling and refuse together last month.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Fair District PA urges resolution about gerrymandering

Pennsylvania’s infamous “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck” 7th Congressional District, often referred to as the most well-known case of gerrymandering, would have to have a new caption if Fair Districts PA would have its suggestions implemented.

Fair Districts PA representative Terry Schettini urged the Upper Milford Township Supervisors Feb. 1 to pass a local resolution expressing support of revamping the manner in which political maps are drawn in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The photo on Page A9 of the Jan. 24 issue of the East Penn Press of The Swain School students incorrectly identifies the photo as being taken at The Literacy Center. The photo was taken at St. James United Church of Christ, 15th and Walnut streets, Allentown, where the students were ushers at the ninth annual Ecumenical Celebration of the Life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community meal and program. The event was continued this year in memory of its founder, Suzanne Kratzer. The Press apologizes for the error.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board digests food presentation

The East Penn Board of School Directors’ appetite for updates on the district’s school meal programs was satiated at the Feb. 12 meeting.

Regional Manager Vicky Stahr and her colleagues from The Nutrition Group presented a PowerPoint outline of how they handle both nutritional needs and food-related educational needs of East Penn students.

For the elementary schools, there is “Wellness Wednesday” where once a month, the students are given a taste-testing opportunity combined with nutrition education.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Township discusses zoning ordinances

Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission’s workshop meeting Feb. 6 was not advertised, so it was not an official meeting and no votes were taken.

Commissioner Tim Pickle was introduced during the meeting. Pickle has lived in Lower Macungie Township for five years and previously lived in Easton. For seven years, Pickle worked for Apple and currently lives near Mack Trucks.


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Army veteran Tim Clark talks with students during Catholic Schools Week

St. Thomas More had a number of activities the week of Jan. 28 to celebrate Catholic Schools Week including a celebration of military personnel. Students participated in a card project for veterans and current military personnel and had a special visit from Army veteran Tim Clark, of Wescosville.

Clark, 72, entered the service after he graduated from high school because he couldn’t afford to go to college.