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Sunday, September 23, 2018


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

President of the Emmaus Youth Association Tom Ashleman attended the Sept. 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting to address concerns.

“There’s been challenges from the EYA perspective about our relationship with the borough,” Ashleman said. “Rather than that continue to fester and get worse, our approach is that we want to be very upfront and honest with the borough and talk a little bit about what our views were.”

Ashleman said he wanted to speak at the council meeting in order to...


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman is very clear – Lower Macungie has the greatest staff serving the 32,000 residents in the township.

Fosselman retired Sept. 14 after serving in local government for 41 years – 10 in Lower Macungie Township.

He believes his biggest accomplishment in the past 10 years has been bringing transparency to the township and regaining the trust of the residents in their local government.

Fosselman said revising the preparation of...

Nationwide test Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

This is the...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

quakertown Coat drive through Oct. 21

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Emmaus Public Library wants to install book drop boxes in Macungie Borough and in Upper Milford Township. The idea got enthusiastic support from the two supervisors present at the Sept. 6 Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting – Daniel Mohr and Joyce Moore; Supervisor Robert Sentner was absent. Library representative Lisa Martin made the proposal.

The supervisors took no immediate action. The plan precipitated a general discussion regarding liability with questions such as a child...


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

On Sept. 12 Alburtis Borough Council reviewed and passed a motion adopting Ordinance 548 establishing regulations for the use of fireworks in the borough.

The ordinance includes time restrictions “prohibiting the use of consumer fireworks on any day before 10 a.m. or after 10 p.m., provisions establishing that the borough does not permit the use of consumer fireworks on or from property owned, leased or controlled by the borough, provisions relating to permits for display fireworks...


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 17 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher reported a vehicle was stolen during the Wheels of Time event at the end of August. Because cellphones were left in the vehicle, police were able to track the vehicle, which was found within four hours. A man was taken into custody involved in the vehicle theft.

Representatives with Allen Organ met with the police to discuss active shooter situations. The police have had a presence at Eyer...