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LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attorney requests Hamilton Crossings project be approved

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Joe Zator appeared before the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 18 on behalf of the Hamilton Crossings project. He is seeking approval of the original zoning, sub-development and land development ordinance plans.

It is understood a minewash problem and PennDOT have caused some problems at this site. Even though the plans have changed several times over these issues, the approval will be under the April 2009 zoning and SALDO.

Commissioner Douglas Brown...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt 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 is Oct. 11.

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

Letters to the Editor, written by...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Many unanswered questions as budget review begins

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget presented to Upper Milford Township supervisors Oct. 18 shows projected expenses about $60,000 less than the projected revenue of $1.76 million.

However, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors, there are a number of issues which must be addressed before the budget is final, from what to do about replacing Yeakel's Mill Road bridge to repairing a section of the township building roof which appears to be leaking, to whether to buy a new sign in front...

Tennis lessons at Macungie Memorial Park

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

United States Tennis Association and Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Kisthardt and Lisa Houser, a former college tennis player and certified child learning specialist, will offer tennis lessons 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Macungie Memorial Park gym.

The program is designed for children ages six through 12 and focuses on tennis fundamentals with games and fun. The program will conclude with a holiday tennis party Dec. 17.

All lessons will be held indoors at...

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.


2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Two budget amendments proposed to lower taxes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

The same commissioners...

'Souled on Motown' coming to L. Macungie Middle School

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present their annual family musical variety show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East Penn Angel Network.

"Souled on Motown" celebrates the hit songs of top Motown artists including The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.

The event will be held 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie...