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Thursday, December 14, 2017

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council voted 7-0 in favor of a first reading to raise taxes for the fiscal year of 2018.

The proposed ordinance will raise taxes by 5.9715 mills, which is an increase of last year’s 5.5065 mills. A mill is a $1 tax on every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. The 5.9715 mills will be split between a general tax fund of 4.8754 and a fire fund tax of 1.0961.

Borough Manager Shane Pepe said the average tax bill will increase by 8.44 percent. The average...

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

An actor entered an unlocked garage and removed a Glock pistol valued at $500 from the center console of a truck. The incident was reported in the 1400 block of Shimerville Road, Nov. 4.

An actor entered the unlocked cap of a truck and removed various hunting items totaling $270. The incident was reported in the 900 block of Chestnut Street Nov. 2.

An unknown actor spray-painted graffiti on the second floor of a building in the 300 block of South Fourth Street, causing $200...

FEMA

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the government of Puerto Rico have announced transitional sheltering assistance (TSA) is available to Puerto Ricans who are unable to return to their homes because they are displaced as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria. This is one of several short-term housing options being offered to meet the demand for post-storm safe housing.

Transitional sheltering assistance allows eligible applicants to shelter in a hotel or motel, for a limited...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 meeting noon at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Program begins 1 p.m. with the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra. Guests and non-members are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

AARP Chapter #4150 Christmas party noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road. Guests are welcome. Tickets are required for the...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A 63-year-old male, of Prospect Park, is accused of theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle after a Lower Milford Township woman told state police her vehicle was not returned when agreed upon and the male removed a number of her trees, selling them to a logging company, without her knowledge. The incident was reported in the 700 block of Bell Gate Road, Lower Milford Township, July 29. Anyone with information on this or similar incidents is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police...

ON THE HOMEFRONT

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DENISE CONTINENZA PENN STATE EXTENSION in Opinion

Sometimes I ask my adult children questions and really fear the answers. There is something about that kind of suspense, I suppose. So I did it again this summer when we were all together.

“What was the worst thing I ever did as a parent?” I asked them.

They responded all too quickly. Worse than that, all three of them had the same answer.

“You sent us to that after-school program when all our friends were able to go home,” they declared almost in unison.

They...