East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

134th DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host veterans assistance hours in his district office in at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13.

Veterans will be able to meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to discuss available benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death...

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere.

Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food,...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Crystal Ann Alvarado, 24, of Allentown, is suspected of retail theft after she allegedly attempted to remove 22 miscellaneous items from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:22 p.m. June 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 56-year-old female, of Johns Island, S.C., was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took possession of 27 miscellaneous items valued at $124.02 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:30 p.m...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The July 9 East Penn School Board meeting began with a debate over parental rights between factions supporting the airing of Gay Straight Alliance student videos during the high school morning announcements in April and those critical of them.

Addressing the board regarding the issue was William Bassett, who begins his senior year at Emmaus High School this fall. Bassett announced “I am gay,” and contended the videos were, “merely informative.”

Aidan Levinson, another EHS...

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The July 3 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on zoning ordinances in various districts.

In the rural district, there was a discussion about impervious coverage. It was felt for a place of worship a maximum impervious coverage of 25 percent seemed low because they tend to have large parking lots.

The discussion then turned to the possibility of separating churches and cemeteries. The planning commission concluded cemeteries should be a...