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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.

Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.

The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs,...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Truck ban makes commercial drivers hit the road

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed an ordinance prohibiting large trucks from parking on borough streets at the Jan. 7 meeting.

The ordinance makes it unlawful to park commercial motor vehicles, truck tractors, trailers, busses, motor homes or trucks with a truck-camper on borough owned streets, alleys, right-of-ways or any borough owned property.

The ordinance cites hazardous and unsafe traffic conditions and line of sight concerns as primary reasons for implementing the parking...

East Penn

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in School

East Penn School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year during the week of March 18.

In order to be enrolled in kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before Sept. 12. For complete kindergarten registration information, visit www.eastpennsd.org/kindergarten.

This year, the district will not mail kindergarten registration packets unless specifically requested. If you are...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Green Future Fund tabled again

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Future Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill at its Dec. 19, 2012 meeting.

The Green Future Fund would have distributed $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.

Among those who showed support for the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the "...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


James Flaherty, 35, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on Cedar Crest Boulevard near Green Drive, Emmaus, after a minor traffic accident Dec. 28, 2012. Flaherty refused chemical testing and charges were filed.

Possession of a prohibited weapon

A 16-year-old male, of Emmaus, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon in the 500 block of Chestnut Street, Emmaus, Dec. 27, 2012. The actor was allegedly in possession of metal knuckles.




Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: Grade 12.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: Math; I find it fascinating how math can be applied to model different phenomenon and used to solve real world problems.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a national merit semifinalist.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am on the high school swim team and I also enjoy playing chess.

Q: What is your...

Crest prof granted MacArthur Fellowship

Friday, January 11, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Dinaw Mengestu, a faculty member with the Pan-European MFA in Creating Writing program at Cedar Crest College, was selected to receive a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant."

The fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are among the most prestigious in the United States, and come with a no-strings-attached $100,000 annual stipend for five years. They MacArthur Fellowship is awarded in order to foster unfettered creativity in people...

LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Budget approved with slight increase in fees

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The 2013 budget was approved at the Dec. 20, 2012 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The budget includes capital improvements with no tax increase and no use of the fund balance.

There will be slight increases in services including a $25 increase in the summer playground program and a $10 increase in the pool pass due to the new slide. There will also be an increase for non-resident fees.

Township Engineer William Erdman discussed the Toll Brothers...