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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Aug. 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, council members discussed a request for an additional donation for the Lower Macungie Public Library toward its campaign to raise $350,000 to update the interior of the library. A motion was passed to try to include a $3,000 donation to the library in next year’s budget.

The Lehigh County Department of Administration Office of Veterans Affairs requested from the borough a “grant to house and assist homeless veterans and their families...

Themed contests deadline Sept. 7

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.

There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.

There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An 18-year-old male, of Sunbury, was taken into custody for stealing a vehicle after a traffic stop on Cedar Street at Race Street Aug. 24.

Police were dispatched after a vehicle reported stolen from a hospital in Bern Township was reported to be in the area, according to Macungie Police. The cellphone of the owner of the vehicle was in the vehicle and the owner tracked the phone and car to the Macungie area.

Police investigation revealed the driver took the vehicle from the...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The nation was rocked again Aug. 25 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 81, died from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma.

He was diagnosed in July 2017 following a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

McCain died nine years to the day after his friend Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who had the same cancer, which affects 10,000 Americans each year.

McCain’s office released a statement that read, “Senator...

Voting machines demonstrated

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11



Thursday, August 30, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Aug. 21 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of Hamilton Crossings.

It was questioned whether Hamilton Crossings should remain in the Wescosville village district or if it should be in the highway commercial district. Planners wondered if shopping centers should be allowed in the Wescosville village district.

“We can be somewhat creative when we are drawing the zoning district lines,” Commission Chair Maury Robert said...