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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Greenway Plan was presented to the commissioners by the KMS Design Group at the Aug. 16 meeting.

The plan was established by first understanding community assets and facilities, past, present and future. The design team visited various sites with the ultimate goal to establish a comprehensive trail system to connect the township, Allentown and three boroughs.

The purpose of the pathway is to connect the Little Lehigh Creek Greenway to various areas such as the Lehigh Canal...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Stormwater permit requirements criticized

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors, at their Aug. 16 meeting, vented their frustration with the new, lengthy requirements for renewing a state mandated stormwater discharge permit.

Township Manager Daniel DeLong said the original permit was to expire in 2009, but the township has been granted extensions through June of 2013. However, he said, neither he nor sewage enforcement officer Brian Miller has the time to complete the requirements, which were spelled out in a six-page document...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a 2012 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Q: What was your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject was chemistry. I enjoyed doing labs and I like the fact chemistry is governed by laws on how atoms and molecules interact and combine.

Q: Did you receive any special awards or recognition?

A: I was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist, a member of National Honor Society and of the Spanish Honor Society and the Emmaus...

Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld at 610-865-4400, ext. 229 or duldr@usa.redcross.org.

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for their 13th Annual Lehigh Valley Buddy Walk at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park and Valley Preferred Cycling...

Another View

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door-to-door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Community Action Development Corporation ( CADC) of Bethlehem will hold entrepreneurial training classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Thursdays for 18 weeks beginning Sept. 6. THe program will be held at Broughal Community School, 114 W. Morton St.

There will be one-on-one assistance and guest presenters. Topics cover starting and operating a business, including marketing, finance, insurance, legal and real estate considerations. Graduates will have a written business plan complete with...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one – and how great it can be to have a break. That's why residents of Pennsylvania are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – or themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, five-day cruise.

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is sponsoring the cruise for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by Sept. 15 at http://cruise....

Alburtis postmaster retires

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

For 24 years, Carol Miller, of Alburtis, has worked for the United States Postal Service.

She started her career in Neffs, and proceeded to work in Fogelsville, Macungie and Alburtis.

She has been a part-time mail carrier, full-time mail carrier, has been assigned to special detail and was postmaster in Neffs for four years and Alburtis for three years.

"My goal was to become postmaster in my hometown," Miller said, and she accomplished her goal.

Her last day was...

Guest View

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

High school and young adulthood in general is filled with tribulations and hardships, with some problems being more serious than others. Issues such as teasing and bullying have proved to be more prevalent in the lives of today's teenagers. Relationship issues are also common among young adults. But what happens when the bully is a boyfriend or girlfriend?

What happens when ignoring the problem is dangerous, and "just walking away" is just too painful?

Teen dating violence is...