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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weiner tract parcel development discussed

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The June 5 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on the zoning ordinances in East Texas Village District 3.

The main topic of the meeting was developing a parcel of the Weiner tract. A plan was introduced to turn the 16-acre plot at Lower Macungie and Brookside roads into a mixed use housing development.

The development would include a circle of townhouses with some small commercial buildings in middle. Engineer Bud Newtown described the...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Amanda Joy Beers, 36, of Emmaus, was charged May 24 with sale of a firearm and unsworn falsification after she allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Xtreme Gun Worx firearms shop, 570 Chestnut St., while she was not legally permitted to own or purchase a firearm, according to police. Beers was transported to Lehigh County Central Booking center, according to police.

Zachary Robert Smith, 31, of Emmaus, was arrested May 11 for suspicion of driving under the influence, careless...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in School

Parents and guardians recently attended a program about the dangers of underage vaping at Eyer Middle School. Organized by Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and Caron Treatment Centers, the event discussed the growing trend of vaping, the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an electronic device.

Attendees also learned how to prevent and seek treatment for addiction.

Mallory Henry, coordinator of student prevention program services at Caron Centers,...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

The problem of people driving their cars through stop signs and failing to come to a complete stop, even with Officer Daniel Wiedemann present, was a topic of discussion at the June 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

The issue is especially prevalent at School Street and Walnut and Chestnut streets.

Council members passed a motion to order four rolling stop signs and give them to Police Chief Robert Palmer. These signs will be posted throughout the borough under Palmer’s...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

June 20

Alburtis area 55+ seniors will meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. The meeting includes a pot luck luncheon (hot dogs provided) plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Emmaus Historical Society annual member picnic 5:30 p.m. in the Moser Pavilion at Emmaus Community Park. If planning to attend, leave a message at the office at 610-966-6591 with the number of persons attending and whether you will...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

With newly-appointed board member Seth Flanders taking the oath of office, the East Penn Board of School Directors voted unanimously to adopt the final 2018-2019 budget with some revisions.

According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Schilder, the tax increase was reduced to 1.64 percent and the district had enough in the budget to hire an additional science teacher.

Authorized expenditures totaled $153,281,114, with a tax of 18.3808 mills per dollar of assessed...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.

Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.

Some of the highlighted cases are:

•Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains...