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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This is ridiculous,” township resident Gerald L. Reinbold Jr. said as he addressed the Upper Milford Township supervisors May 16.

Reinbold was talking about his neighbor’s property, which he said is strewn with vehicles and trespassing chickens. He continued to object to the cars parked along the neighborhood roads near the property.

“This is the third meeting in a row complaining about this property and how it is bringing all neighborhood property [values] down,” Reinbold...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is an organization of Lehigh Valley volunteers dedicated to supporting cancer services in the community through the annual sale of new and gently used items. Volunteers are needed for sale days at the Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, Illick’s Mill Road May 28-June 1. Contact Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7555 or email jgibbs@cancersupportglv.org.

HISPANIC CENTER of the LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is looking for...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The May 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on a proposal from U-Haul for a self-storage area and the 5G Wireless Ordinance update.

Planning Director Sara Pandl said the project was a non-conforming use and the applicant was looking for a variance. The property would be Spring Creek Road near Route 100. Pandl said the buildings on the property would be outside of the 500-year flood plain on the property.

The property would include a three story...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 16, the commissioners announced the potential agreement of sale for the Lichtenwalner Farm along Macungie and Indian Creek roads for farmland preservation.

The Lichtenwalner Farm is 133 acres and has the best soil in the county, according to Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ronald W. Beitler. The farm is the second highest ranked farm in Lehigh County below the Weiner tract, according to Beitler.


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicked off recently. This was the fifth annual walk hosted by the campus’s RISE club, a national organization with the mission to “rise up against sexual violence, abuse, trafficking and exploitation in the community, through awareness prevention, action and aftercare.”

At the event, male students, faculty and staff stood up against sexual violence by completing the symbolic mile walk while wearing 4-inch red heels. Supporters...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

My wife and I own an end unit townhouse in Alburtis. The unit adjacent to us has a chicken coop with over 1/2 dozen chickens. When I open my back door or sit on my deck, I am just feet from a chicken coop with its odor and noise.

The Borough of Alburtis Ordinance #292A does not address this matter and Chapter 92 under 92-102 “Fowl” only addresses barnyard or domestic fowl not being allowed to run upon the streets, lanes or alleys of Alburtis. No mention of...

DA announced drug take back results

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County residents disposed of 753 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 17th National Take Back Day April 27, according to District Attorney Jim Martin.

The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 13,696.5 pounds.

In addition to the drugs discarded during the Take Back Days, 24,769 pounds of medications

have been collected from 15 permanent medication collection boxes that are located in...