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ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Two council members appointed, sworn in

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council appointed Sherryann Oels and David Lehr as councilpersons Nov. 29 to fill vacancies created when Kyle Bower and Kathleen Palmer, now mayor, resigned their positions.

Council adopted Resolutions No. 2012-6 approving Oels' appointment to replace Bower and No. 2012-7 approving Lehr's appointment to replace Palmer.

Palmer administered the Oaths of Office and Oels and Lehr immediately assumed their places on council.

Oels, married with children, is a...


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin; Chief Roger MacLean, Allentown Police Department; Chief Daniel Trexler, Coopersburg Police Department; Chief Linda Kulp, Whitehall Police Department; and Chief David Faust, Emmaus Police Department announced the filing of criminal charges against the actor labeled by the media as "The Bicycle Bandit."

On Nov. 30, members of the Emmaus Police Department, Allentown Police Department, Lehigh County Drug Task Force and the Whitehall Police Department...


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

Adrian Minaya Gomez, 19, of Allentown, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:29 p.m. Nov. 20. Minaya Gomez allegedly attempted to steal three Playstation games and one computer software program with a total value of $134.87.

Kristen Fiorot, 28, of Bethlehem, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. Fiorot allegedly attempted to conceal several...


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject this year is physics. I'm currently in a calculus-based physics course and I really enjoy the problem-solving aspect of the class. There's nothing better than working through a long problem and finally finding an answer.

Okay, there are probably better things in life, but you get what I mean.

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

House committee releases property tax reform recommendations

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by STATE REP. JUSTIN SIMMONS, R-131ST Special to The Press in Opinion

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced Nov. 30 the House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform has unanimously approved its final report, which includes recommendations to be considered by the House of Representatives.

Simmons was one of 13 House members from both parties who were appointed to the committee last June and charged with investigating all aspects of the issue, including municipal, county and school property taxes and releasing a final report by Nov. 30.


New multi-year fishing licenses available

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, said Nov. 30.

Available now, the PFBC will sell three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history. A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015 and a five-year license will last through 2017. Customers who...


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Messianic Jewish Congregation Beth El Gabor's public Hanukkah Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held 4 p.m., Dec. 8 (25 Kislev) at the synagogue, 1555 Linwood St., Bethlehem. Bring a menorah to light if so inclined.

There will be a 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 Shabbat service and luncheon. The annual Hanukkah party will be held after sunset. There will be Havdalah and Menoral lighting, followed by a concert featuring the congregation's worship team. Call 610-419-1464 or visit www. bethelgibor....


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Borough Council adopted its preliminary budget Dec. 3 and with it a proposed new tax ordinance and an increase in the police department's budget allowing for a new 32-hour officer.

Under the new tax structure, as explained by council member Chris Becker who was most involved in the budget's design, the real estate tax millage dropped to 2.5 from 8.4 mills. Becker stressed the new budget did not include a tax increase but in order to meet the same revenue as last year real...