East Penn Press

Monday, May 21, 2018

Election Policy

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, have halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters....


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Robert Brady Barrett, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested April 8 for allegedly driving under the influence in the 400 block of Chestnut Street, according to police.

Matthew James Walter, 30, of Emmaus, was arrested April 9 for a sale/transfer of a firearm violation after he allegedly provided false information and attempted to purchase a firearm at The Golden Trigger gun shop, according to police.

Matthew Allen Dawson, 47, of Northampton, was arrested April 11 for false reports to law...

Congressman to resign

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Local News

Emmaus High School Chorale has a reputation for bursting into song pretty much anywhere. But when they decided to spontaneously sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” on a boat in Boston Harbor, their song ended up reaching tens of thousands more people than they ever dreamed.

A little over a week ago, the chorale went on a three-day trip to Boston combining concerts and touring. Among their plans was to perform at Old South Meeting House and at Old North Church, two historic sites in Boston....

the SHELTER HOUSE society

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The South Mountain Woodland Path opened at The Shelter House in Emmaus April 15. The 575-foot path was constructed by Emmaus High School sophomore and Troop 71 Life Scout Patrick Hunter as a part of his Eagle Scout project.

The Shelter House, 601 S. Fourth St., is a two-story Colonial-style cabin built in 1734, making it one of the oldest inhabited buildings in the Lehigh Valley.

The trail is a sensory path, meaning it is designed for the visually impaired.

In the...


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

In a media release to The Press April 20, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced an Emmaus man has been charged with multiple offenses.

John Anthony Hanson, 25, of the block of Chestnut Street, is charged with two counts each of a person not to possess a firearm, a felony of the second degree; manufacture, deliver, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, a misdemeanor. Hanson also is...