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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Youngsters from Active Learning Center get up-close tour of Emmaus police station

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Emmaus Police Chief Charles Palmer believes area residents are never too young to see the friendly side of a police officer.

Palmer welcomed 15 Active Learning Center youngsters and their chaperones to the borough’s police station Jan. 9 for an inside look at the facility. Active Learning Center is located about a block-and-a-half west of the department’s Jubilee Street headquarters. The visit capped a weeklong learning module about how police officers are there to help everyone in...

Emma the Mule rides again

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Emmaus’ signature mule, Emma, has been restored to her former glory thanks to a collaborative restoration project by local artists, businesses and the Emmaus Main Street Partners board.

A beloved community fixture since 2003, Emma’s feet and base were damaged by a fall in December 2016. Additionally, due to Emma’s age, her signature patchwork paint job had begun to fade. The fiberglass mule was temporarily housed inside the Emmaus Run Inn due to her damage.

The Emmaus Main...

Senator Toomey’s response to President Trump’s remarks ‘cowardly and spineless’

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Another day, another opportunity for Senator Toomey to show us his true colors.

In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Senator Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.

Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Senator Toomey writes how he “hopes” the President will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject this year is psychology because I enjoy learning about how the mind works. I’ve always liked science courses and I’ve enjoyed all of the ones that I’ve taken over my high school career, including biology, chemistry, physics and oceanography.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?



Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge and all proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

There will be a magic and illusion show with Tom Yurasits 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Contact the community center at...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A male actor entered Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St., stated he had a gun and demanded the clerk remove money from a cash register in an incident Jan. 1, according to police.

A 16-year-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 5 for robbery and aggravated assault with a weapon after he robbed and assaulted a person Dec. 22, 2017, in the 600 block of Green Street, according to police. The teen was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

An 18-year...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 18

The public is invited to attend a forum with the Democratic candidates for Congress in PA’s 15th district, 7 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Candidates will discuss the current state of health care in America and what they believe needs to be done to fix it. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Medicare for All www.lehighvalleymedicareforall.com.

Jan. 20

Antique appraisal fair at the...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Midterm exams will be held Jan. 19, 22 and 23. Jan. 19 is periods one, two and three. Jan. 22 is periods four, five and six. Jan. 23 is periods seven, eight and nine. If students have an exam, they are expected to be there for that exam. Transportation is provided at the normal time in the morning for the first exam starting 7:23 a.m. Transportation home is also provided for students 1 p.m. If students do not have transportation, the library is open for a quiet study session or the cafeteria...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Jan. 9 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with some reorganization.

Maury Robertson was appointed chairman and Ann Bartholomew was appointed secretary. The vice chairman position was left open because the commissioners wanted to wait until the vacancy on the commission is filled.

The second phase of the Stone Hill Meadows project was discussed. Thomas Dredge was the engineer for the project. The water basin on the property has been revised to...