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Guest View

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Living on less, finding ways to save

As a result of the coronavirus, many people will be experiencing a reduction in income.

Temporary closures, slowness of business and lack of work are some of the reasons why people may find their paychecks a little smaller for a while.

Do not panic if this happens to you.

Financial experts tell us that the U.S. economy is strong and it will come back.

Many of us have ridden this wave in the not-too-distant past and have gone through this cycle before.

Apply for unemployment.

Another View

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Big Brother could be tracking you

Millions of Americans have turned to technology to keep them connected with family, friends, their church and schools as they stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

While President Donald Trump has been pushing for weeks to reopen the country, health experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci have said the virus decides when the country will reopen.

Some governors such as New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been very vocal in the media about COVID-19, says more testing is required before the country can reopen.

Election Policy

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 422 March 27, postponing the primary election to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 primary election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office or regarding those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 30 edition.

Election Policy

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 422 March 27, postponing the primary election to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 primary election, the East Penn Press and Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office or regarding those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 30 edition.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, April 9, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

‘This was supposed to be your year’

These are the words of Chris Dier, Louisiana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year and a finalist for national Teacher of the Year. He teaches world history and AP human geography at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard Parish.

“Let’s be abundantly clear — you were robbed and it’s unfair,” Dier continued.

Dier provided this message on his personal blog for the thousands of high school seniors who are attending online classes for their final semester due to COVID-19.

Legislator contacts

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

STATE SENATE

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123

STATE HOUSE

Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Four little words

It is a scene being played across the nation, county and the Lehigh Valley.

Employees may be asked to gather in the corporation auditorium, meet in smaller groups in a conference room or large office, close the door behind them as they cross the threshold of their immediate supervisor’s office.

Some gatherings may need to wait for an owner or company CEO or upper level manager to appear. Nervous whispers may be exchanged.

Throats are cleared.

And then the words, heard frequently right now, are spoken.

“You are laid off.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Food for thought and I hope action

To the Editor:

During this wild time of self-disassociation from life as normal, I have a request to see what kind of effect we can have on our future.

There is a bill in the state legislature called House Bill 1069 or “Sunshine Act Reform.”

1) In your search engine type “palegis”

2) Click the first result for the web page

3) In the “legislation quick search” type HB1069 and read the legislation