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Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In the Sept. 27 edition of The Press, we reported on the Lantern Festival at Bell Gate Farm scheduled for Oct. 14.

Although the Lower Milford Township Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind the permit for the event, we did not mention it was contingent on approval from Solicitor Mark Cappuccio.

Solicitor Mark Cappuccio reported at the Oct. 5 meeting the permit could not be rescinded.

In a conversation with Bell Gate Farm Owner Stephanie Stevens Oct. 10, Stevens said...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

PSAT/NMSQT testing will be administered at Emmaus High School 8 a.m. Oct. 14. It is recommended all college bound 11th grade students take this test.

The homecoming football game will be held Oct. 13 along with the homecoming tailgate 4 to 6 p.m. at EHS. The homecoming dance will be held the following day, Oct. 14, in EHS Cafe 1 and 2.

Anyone interested in trying out for the girls basketball team is encouraged to attend open gyms 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

Chris Kocher, president of the Wildlands...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

In a motion proposed by School Director Carol Allen, “That the Board of School Directors of East Penn School District agree not to participate in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey for the 2017-18 school year,” six board members – President Alan Earnshaw, Vice President Ken Bacher, Charles Ballard, Paul Champagne, Ziad Munson and Rev. Waldemar Vinovskis voted “no.” Chris Donatelli abstained, while Allen voted “aye,” at the school board meeting Oct. 9. The survey will be administered as planned....

Justin Simmons announces campaign for U.S. Congress

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15).

“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent. But in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails. Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from ObamaCare, spending, border security and the list goes on,” Simmons said.

“His actions don’t stop with a simple NO vote. Dent spends most of his efforts conspiring with Democrats to undermine the Republicans...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors said they will review the distribution of money collected under the foreign fire tax regulation at the Oct. 5 meeting. The money is disbursed to municipalities to help offset the cost of operations for fire departments which serve them.

Jason Tapler, assistant fire chief for the Vera Cruz Fire Department Station 28 at Vera Cruz, expressed concern to the supervisors about the increasing number of residential housing units in Fire Station...

Celebrating the impact newspapers have on the community

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

National Newspaper Week is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out. A free press is more important than ever and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.

No media works harder than newspapers to provide you with credible information about what matters most to...