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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.

“Throughout my term, I have fought hard for Pennsylvanians and moved the commonwealth forward by investing in workforce training to help all Pennsylvanians...

Booms actually scare people, young and old

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Quality of Life!?

What does that mean exactly?

Being retired and trying to enjoy our home, has become impossible!

Since the firework law has been passed, our fellow Salisbury “children,” have had nothing else better to do, than make noise. We hear M-80s, see Bottle Rockets, (in our yard) and hear cannons going off at all different hours.

Holiday or no holiday – no ones cares.

Have become trapped in our own home, with windows and doors...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

July 4

Old Fashioned Fourth of July events at Macungie Memorial Park – rain or shine. A parade begins 10 a.m. at the information booth. Participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons or strollers. Marchers are also welcome. The annual duck race begins in the creek 11 a.m. There is a cost per duck; the ticket is good for a hot dog and drink at the pool snack bar. Activities at the pool area begin 11 a.m. including a cake walk, bouncy house and more. Macungie Band will...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

After a Narcan reversal, the Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol administrator will be notified through the Blue Guardian application. The individual’s name, home address and local police department (the department with jurisdiction where the individual resides) will be forwarded to the certified recovery specialist at Treatment Trends (a local substance use disorder treatment provider).

The CRS will reach out to the designated representative of that police department and schedule the home...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

How do you celebrate freedom?

In the mid-20th century, members of my family and I would often gather midday July 4 to watch the television broadcast of the movie musical “1776.”

Holiday picnics and fireworks would happen later in the day.

Among my favorite scenes in the musical remains the discussion among John Adams, embodied by Williams Daniels; Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Ken Howard and Benjamin Franklin, played by Howard Da Silva, about choosing the national bird...

For attempted homicide

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Police are seeking a local man in connection with a stabbing last year and request residents’ help in the apprehension of Gary Paul Mayers, 43.

On Nov. 10, 2017, at approximately 3:21 p.m., a stabbing was reported to the Bethlehem Police 911 Center. The caller reported the stabbing occurred in the 500 block of Ontario Street and a crime scene was established in the neighborhood.

A male victim was subsequently located at Broadway and South Bishopthorpe streets. The victim...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Layne Turner announced a new program being launched in Lehigh County to help in the fight against opioids and substance abuse: Blue Guardian.

Blue Guardian is an initiative involving the District Attorney, the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, police departments in Lehigh County and the Lehigh County Department of Drug and Alcohol. The program will endeavor to use...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The June 19 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on the East Texas Village 3 draft ordinance and buffer yards.

The planning commissioners explained existing day care centers are a permitted use, but newly constructed day care centers would be a conditional use. There was a discussion about all uses in the district having a 50-foot setback.

A portion of the East Texas draft ordinance dealt with the development planned for the 16-acre Weiner tract....