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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

With storm damage prevalent in certain areas, the commissioners talked about fraudulent contractors at their meeting March 21.

They reminded residents all contractors should have identification and Garrett Rhoads said all contractors should be carrying a license from the state. Be sure to ask for identification and license to avoid any fraudulent work.

Holly Edinger, director of Envision Lehigh Valley Project and Status, talked about various organizations developing a...

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Emmaus community shares the sadness and grief triggered by the recent tragic house fire. We support the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund in memory of the deceased victims. We extend to all the victims' families and friends, and the members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit church community our sympathy and prayers of care and concern.

We thank and commend the firefighters of the Emmaus Fire Department and all the other first responders and neighbors...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Board passes resolution to reduce Willow Lane bussing

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors passed a resolution to discontinue bussing for Willow Lane students who live within three-quarters of a mile from the school.

The school board voted to adopt transportation policy 810 in the board policy manual. The new policy includes a specific minimum distance for district bussing set to begin the 2013-2014 school year.

Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger said between 125 and 140 students live within the allotted walking distance from...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in the 12th grade.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is physics. I love physics because it explains how all the simple things around us work and why they work the way they do.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I lettered in rifle last year.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am involved in the video gram club at Emmaus High School. I...

LVCHS Column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in Local News

On March 12, the LVCHS choir and art program traveled to Lancaster to participate in a fine arts competition.

Student Justin Grim won first place in the category "nature and observation" against more than 100 other students, and earned a perfect score.

All individual and group performers were rated using a scale of good, excellent or superior. Students who scored in the superior category include Allison Aversa, Merari DeLaCruz, Jin Lee and Bobby VanDuzer. Jefferson Beltran,...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

How can a small business navigate through all the available hardware and software options and develop the right solution that won't break the bank?

On April 4, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the sixth in a series of free informal "Round Table" discussions on topics of interest to small business owners, this one focusing on developing an affordable IT strategy for small businesses.

The discussion, which will be facilitated by a SCORE member, will take place 8-9:30...

Lasso 5K :

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The annual Robert Lasso Memorial Fund 5k run will be held 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St. Registration begins 7 a.m.; packets are available noon to 8 p.m. April 19 at the YMCA. Non-runner donations are accepted; checks payable to Bethlehem Police Department Wish Fund, c/o BPD Runner's Club (BPDRC), 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem 18018. Applications received after April 1 will not be eligible for race shirts.

Lasso, a Freemansburg police officer, was shot and...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.

The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20-25 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers.

This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.

The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10...

Truck fire on Interstate 78 snarls traffic

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Members of Western Salisbury Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 78 east just before the Summit Lawn exit shortly after 8 p.m. March 23. Lehigh County 911 radio reported they were receiving multiple calls of a fully involved tractor trailer with fire in the engine and driver's cab compartments. Crews were able to contain the fire to the tractor section of the rig. Both right lanes of the road were closed while crews worked to...

Use the power that dwells within

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I laughed out loud while reading a query to a syndicated advice columnist.

A woman, who apparently is trying to lose weight, wants a coworker to remove his ever-present candy dish because the woman lacks the willpower to walk on by.

Unable or unwilling to adapt to her workplace surroundings, the misguided woman expects the world to adapt to her.

How ludicrous to demand all temptations be removed from our paths.

What about self-discipline and free will?