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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A question of tax increment financing was brought before the East Penn School District Aug. 13 with the intent to start the discussion rolling on a new development project proposed for the area of the Route 222 bypass immediately adjacent to Krocks Road.

The project, presented by Tim Harrison, a private developer from Staten Island, N.Y., and representatives of the Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, will create a high-end shopping center anchored by Costco, Target, and ShopRite to name a...

Student of the Week

Wednesday, August 15, 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: History was my favorite subject. All of my favorite teachers have taught history. They are always the friendliest, funniest people and often the best teachers. I also simply find it compelling learning about the history of the world. There are some amazing characters out there with incredible stories.

Q: Have you received any special awards or...

Overturned gasoline tanker closes road

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Firefighters from Lower Macungie and Macungie fire departments work to clean the scene of an overturned gasoline truck on Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township Aug. 10. The original call was received shortly before 9 a.m. for an overturned gasoline truck blocking both lanes of Mountain Road just past Gehman Road. Spill response units were called to the scene and determined they needed to drill a hole on the tank to remove the fuel before they could attempt to upright the truck. Fire crews...

EMMAUS MAIN STREET PARTNERS Partnership with GLVCC being negotiated

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Emmaus Main Street Partners and The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce are negotiating an agreement to partner as part of the Main Street Initiative of the chamber.

"It is a honor for us," President and CEO of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Tony Iannelli said. "The EMSP has a phenominal track record."

Iannelli said they have been talking with EMSP for approximately 10 years and more seriously over the last two years, hoping to join forces together....

Former Police K-9 'Ajax' remembered for contributions to community

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus Police Department Chief David Faust has announced the passing of former Police K-9 Ajax.

K-9 Ajax was a male German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic and was handled by K-9 Officer Craig J. Blose.

Faust said Ajax was cross-trained for patrol duties and narcotics. He dutifully served the Emmaus Police Department for seven years, six months having retired from active duty with honor in 2009. He died June 18.

Faust said since 1990, the Emmaus Lions Club has...

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL Band director hired; pending board approval

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in School

Ryan Harrington is exited to get in step with the cadence of the Emmaus High School marching band as the new director.

Harrington is preparing for his role of band director and instrumental teacher at EHS after three years as the assistant band director under Bruce Denmead and eight years as director of instrumental music at Moravian Academy. He is a graduate of Temple University.

Harrington is getting organized for a highly anticipated marching season with a "Beatlemania"...

Volunteer opportunities

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

·Arts Quest, Bethlehem, has many summer volunteer opportunities at events including Musikfest, Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie series the Farmer's Market at the ArtsQuest Center, and ongoing opportunities at the cinema and retail shop. Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or hharperartsquest.org.

·Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem Southside needs volunteers to help run programs for youth ages six to 18. Contact LisaAnn Ramos at 610-865-4241 or bgcbsecretarybgcob.org.

·Cancer...

Student of the week Karthik Nataraj

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I recently graduated from 12th grade.

Q: What was your favorite subject? Why?

A: Mathematics because it involved a lot of creativity.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I recently received both a National Merit Scholarship Award sponsored by Air Products, and the 2012 Donley Awards for Excellence. I also received the Richard Gaal Memorial Good Citizenship Award.

Q: Were you involved in any...