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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Happy March! Reportedly the groundhog did not see his shadow last month, so we’re hoping for spring weather soon.

One sign spring is on its way is daylight saving time. It starts March 10, so don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.

Another calendar note: Tonight, March 6, is Ash Wednesday. This means Easter will be late this year; in fact, April 21, which is about as late as it can be.

St. Peter’s Union Church is once again joining with sister congregation Huff...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


On March 1, East Penn School District Superintendent of Schools Kristen Campbell released the following statement:

“We would like to make you aware of a social media challenge, referred to as the ‘Momo Challenge,’ that is targeting young children and creating concern throughout our community. The Momo Challenge is a potentially dangerous ‘game’ found on social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp. This game features a ghoulish...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

St. Thomas More School students have been assuring that patrons of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA get an evening snack to tide them over until morning.

The students’ families have been providing protein bars, crackers, applesauce containers and other provisions for the students to place in decorated paper bags for distribution at the center which provides shelter and beds during the winter nights for those who have no other place to stay.

Students throughout...

Scholarships offered to students

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Moravian College has announced it will award a two-year, full tuition community scholarship to one Northampton Community College student and one Lehigh Carbon Community College student wishing to continue their education in the fall. NCC and LCCC students earning their associate degree in May are eligible to apply for the scholarship(s) available through their respective schools.

“We value our strong partnerships with both Northampton Community College and Lehigh...

State of the Lehigh County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The county executive, a Democrat, proposed measures that may shake up the Republican-dominated Lehigh County Board of Commissioners; limit commissioner’s terms to three or 12 years; secondly, create an independent ethics oversight committee and third, get them out of the negotiating collective bargaining agreements business.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong addressed a crowded room at Coca-Cola Stadium in Allentown Feb. 21 to report the state of the county, tell the public...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Feb. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported she received a phone call from retired police officer Jay Ruff asking why parking was allowed on both sides of Walnut Street as he feared a child would run out from between parked cars and get killed.

Although it is difficult to pull out of a driveway, care should be taken, suggested Councilperson Vanessa Taggart and Police Chief Robert Palmer agreed adding parking is needed there and should not be taken...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The awards are given to Lehigh County residents age 60 and over who volunteered outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others.

The winners must be available to attend the local Unsung Hero celebration May 15. Nomination forms are available by visiting...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie Borough Council members met March 4 and discussed 5G wireless reception. Discussion involved the location of a tower and the height to be considered. Nothing definite was proposed as this is still under review.

Letters are being accepted through March 13 to fill a vacancy on council. Interviews will be held at the 6:30 p.m. March 18 meeting.

Leaf collection bids are being considered as the contract with emi landscape expired.

Yard waste passes are available at...