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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Wildlands Conservancy announced recently the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans...

‘There is absolutely no justification for such an act...’

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is deeply shocked at the horrific incident of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. There is absolutely no justification for such an act in any religion. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed or injured. Our prayers are with all those that are affected by these senseless atrocities.

MALV stands with the Jewish community during this testing time. No person, regardless of their...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Fall is traditionally a bustling season of the year as schools reopen, summer vacations end and football teams return to the field.

Add business-as-usual at the Emmaus Public Library to the list.

Construction work at the new children’s wing continues. The calendars of events for children, teens and adults grows. And there is the regular work of the library to accomplish. A daunting to-do list. But a list Maryellen Kanarr, the new director of the Emmaus Public Library, is ready...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Area residents meandered among fire engines, aerial ladder trucks and other emergency vehicles, played games, watched demonstrations, picked up handouts, munched on pizza and hot dogs and enjoyed a perfect weekend day recently, at the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s annual open house at Brandywine fire station, along Sauerkraut Lane, in Lower Macungie Township.

Firefighter Andrew Miller, one of the event’s organizers, said he was expecting a crowd of about 1,000 visitors, after early...

Editor’s View

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. To be in the window and watch people being sent to concentration camps or being attacked in the street and do nothing, that’s being dead. (Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 27,...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Fall open house will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Current and prospective families will be able to tour the school, meet teachers and students and learn about Central’s clubs and activities. Viking Christmas, which features Central spirit wear and other ACCHS gifts for sale will also be held 2 to 4 p.m. in Rockne Hall.

An ACCHS Ladies Night will be held at The Shelby 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8. The restaurant is located on Krocks Road in Allentown....

LVHN offers free flu shots Nov. 4

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older.

Optional donations of non-perishable and non-...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 21-year-old male, of Wescosville, was found to be driving his vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Pine Grove Circle, Lower Macungie Township, 12:30 a.m. Sept. 6, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 37-year-old female, of Hellertown, was taken into custody after she was found to be operating her vehicle under the influence of heroin and in possession of a...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs



On Sept. 12 the Lower Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board will hear the final arguments for Docket 09-02, Geryville Materials, Inc.

Docket 09-02 first came before the ZHB in July 2009 with a request for a special exception for the operation of a quarry, asphalt plant, concrete plant and other accessory uses. Over the last nine years, 62 hearings have been held. Geryville Materials, Inc is the equitable owner of eight parcels, totaling 628.483...