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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Nov. 29 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with public comment from resident Jason Bartos who raised questions regarding a property at 425 Franklin St. which failed inspection. Council explained the property was put up for sale and repairs will be made.

Bartos mentioned the numerous fire hazards in the property. Council discussed having the borough engineer, Barry Isett and Associates, take a look at the attic wiring.

Council then talked about the unemployment...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


As the holiday season continues, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slipups could put a damper on festivities. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.

Beware of deals. Be wary of those too-good-to-be-true deals, especially those that show up as links on your social media feeds. Check out reviews, search the retailer’s name with “scam” to see what comes up, and if it’s a retailer you already know and frequent online, go directly to the website rather than...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is AP Environmental Science. I really enjoy the class because it is a combination of all the sciences, social studies and debate. The class has really opened my eyes to environmental issues that our earth faces.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Last year I received the West...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, when headlines announced devastating news such as sexual harassment and misconduct scandals, wildfires in California, ongoing problems in North Korea, train crashes in Germany and other events, a front page story in the “Wall Street Journal” offered readers a moment for surprise: details of the Rolodex of one-percenter David Rockefeller.

Rockefeller, who was 101 when he died in March, a bank executive for more than 50 years, a grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller Sr...

Emmaus High School Honor Roll

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has named the students who earned honor roll for the first quarter.


Grade 9: Aya Osama Abdelfatah, Sonia Maria Abolik, Isabella Rami Adams, Natasha Marea Adrienne, Haley Eileen Afif, Ali Yasser Ahmed, Kailey Ann Alderfer, Benjamin Scott Allen, Evan Nickolas Amey, Sophia Theresa Anderson, Natalie Marie Angelella, Lauren Jude Aubry, Abigail Ann Barnes, Katie Isabel Bashus, Lila Rose Benner, Nesiah Ann Bertram, Gabriel Damion Black, Daniel...

Winter camp

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer two winter break camps for students currently enrolled in prekindergarten (age four) through eighth grade. The week-long camps will run Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Information is available at www.swain.org/families.

Swain faculty will offer two Winter Camp Explorations. For students in grades four to eight, Swain Winter Camp Broadway will be packed with singing, dancing and...