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U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th, holds town hall

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

In a packed lecture room at Lafayette College in Easton Jan. 28, area residents listened as U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th, explained what she is trying to do and what she has accomplished in Washington.

Her commitment to communicating with her constituents

“I feel very strongly about representing every single person that lives in this district,” Wild said. The 7th Congressional District includes all of Lehigh County and Northampton County as well as parts of Monroe County. “We are trying to do town halls in every corner of the district.”


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board studies bids for new turf project

The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence for Jeffrey Kleckner, a retired business teacher and Gary Reigal, a former district business manager, at the start of board’s 3 1/2 hour long Feb. 10 meeting. Kleckner died Feb. 6 and Reigal died Jan. 16.

A request to address the board at the meeting was granted to Chris DeJohn, of Lower Macungie Township, who supported the new turf field project. He asked the board, “To finish the project well,” by including the Hornet logo in the field’s center and the words “Emmaus” and “Hornets” installed at the end zones.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Members focus on reports and statistics

Borough reports captured most of the Alburtis Borough Council’s attention at the Jan. 29 meeting.

Council evaluated the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s “Statistical Year in Review: 2019,” a report by Ott Consulting Inc. and several ordinances.

Fire Chief Dave Nosal of the Lower Macungie Fire Department attended the meeting to brief council on important numbers such as incident reports, incident types and mutual aid.

With Nosal, Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer and another officer in attendance, Mayor Kathleen Palmer swore in Ryan Geist as a part-time officer.