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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 2013 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3 percent. It entails a 10-percent toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2-percent toll increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. With the increase, E-ZPass customers who currently see as much as a 17 percent savings on Turnpike tolls will save about 25 percent starting next year. The new rates became effective Jan. 6.

"Implementing this toll increase...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Salisbury Township Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the white or light-skinned Hispanic female found in a wooded area of Chestnut Hill Road, Salisbury Township, Dec. 27, 2012.

According to District Attorney Jim Martin, the woman was discovered around 9:40 a.m. along the side of the road, just south of the entrance to the Unami Fish and Game Protective Association Inc.

The police are asking for the identity of the indivdual(s)...

HORNET HAPPENINGS The approach of midterm exams

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in School

Now that the holiday decorations are being taken down until next year, school is back in session. To the dismay of students, midterm exams are also rapidly approaching.

The midterm exams will be Jan. 17 through 22. The school will be closed Jan. 21.

Midterms are a stressful time for everyone, students and teachers alike. It is important to balance priorities during the exam, to ensure quality results while maintaining sanity.

The most vital part to surviving midterm...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Daniel Mohr elected chairman

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

During a brief reorganization meeting last week, Daniel Mohr was re-elected chairman of the Upper Milford Township board of supervisors. George DeVault, the newest member of the board, was elected vice chairman.

All other current representatives and consultants were reappointed, including Marc Fisher as township solicitor and Benchmark Civil Engineering as township engineer.

Supervisor Robert Sentner was named representative to the Lehigh County Authority when the township...

editor's view

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.

Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.

The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs,...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Truck ban makes commercial drivers hit the road

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed an ordinance prohibiting large trucks from parking on borough streets at the Jan. 7 meeting.

The ordinance makes it unlawful to park commercial motor vehicles, truck tractors, trailers, busses, motor homes or trucks with a truck-camper on borough owned streets, alleys, right-of-ways or any borough owned property.

The ordinance cites hazardous and unsafe traffic conditions and line of sight concerns as primary reasons for implementing the parking...

East Penn

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in School

East Penn School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year during the week of March 18.

In order to be enrolled in kindergarten, your child must be five years old on or before Sept. 12. For complete kindergarten registration information, visit www.eastpennsd.org/kindergarten.

This year, the district will not mail kindergarten registration packets unless specifically requested. If you are...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Green Future Fund tabled again

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Future Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill at its Dec. 19, 2012 meeting.

The Green Future Fund would have distributed $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.

Among those who showed support for the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the "...