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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Eyer Middle School offers spectacular spring concert

To the Editor:

Thank you, thank you to Ms. Carrie England and the students of the Eyer Middle School stage and concert bands for a spectacular spring concert! We knew from the first note played, the students had worked hard to perform something very special for the audience. It was a true pleasure to see the students' respect and love for Ms. England.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 21 primary 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 will be the April 24 edition.

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

Editor's View

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Opinion

They can knock us down but we return stronger and taller than ever

How fitting it is, following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings by two brothers with alleged ties to violent Muslim extremists, that the final piece of One World Trade Center, the spire, was scheduled to be lifted in place on Monday.

Unfortunately, high winds and bad weather forced a temporary delay.

Installation of the 408-foot, 800-ton spire began last December with pieces made in New Jersey and Canada.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Family supports Roger C. Reis in primary

To The Editor:

We are writing this letter to support the re-election of Republican Commissioner Roger C. Reis in the next Lower Macungie Township election May 21.

Our family first met Mr. Reis at our son Derek's Eagle Scout project, The Freedom Memorial Garden, a memorial garden built in honor of military from the Lehigh Valley area who lost their lives while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Kindergarten: ready or not?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by DENISE CONTINENZA Special to The Press in Opinion

Every time I conduct a program for parents of soon-to-be kindergarteners, two questions inevitably come up.

One is, "My child is so smart that I am afraid she will be bored in kindergarten. Should I put her right in first grade?"

To this, I usually respond, that given the structure and higher demands of kindergarten compared to what it was years ago, this child is very ready for the pace of today's kindergarten.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Winfield Iobst seeks re-election

Winfield Iobst has announced his intention to run for re-election of mayor of Emmaus.

He has been mayor of Emmaus for 16 years.

"I have served the Borough of Emmaus with integrity and if re-elected, I will continue to do the same."

Iobst worked for his dad in the dairy and bakery business. He said his father always taught him well and told him to "always be nice to the senior citizens– you will be one, one day."

"He told me to respect them and I do."