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Editor's View

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Administration's encroachment on the Second Amendment is unacceptable

U.S. Constitution Amendment II: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

The Founding Fathers of this country lived under the tyranny of the monarchy of King George III of England.

The social and political changes in the 13 colonies leading to the American War of Independence, (1775-1782) put an end to that autocratic rule.

Nathan Brown declares candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Emmaus resident, Nathan Brown, 35, announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.

Brown has been married to his wife, Liz, for 12 years and has two daughters, Hailee and Bethany.

Brown's full-time employment is as a life safety equipment installer and project manager for government entities, commercial and industrial buildings.

As a proud community servant, Brown has served on Emmaus Borough Council for the past six years and is chair of Community Relations and Development.

Cordner to run for mayor of Macungie

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Borough resident Gary Cordner is announcing his intention to run for mayor of Macungie.

Cordner has lived in the borough for five years with his wife AnnMarie and daughter Lera.

He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University and serves on the Borough's Civil Service Commission. He was Macungie's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator from 2010 to 2012 and served on the Vestry at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Trexlertown 2009 to 2012, including senior warden in 2012.

Save our lands; save our towns

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Opinion

Pulitzer Prize Journalist Thomas Hylton spoke at the Macungie Institute recently about smart growth in communities.

Hylton described how towns were originally built with houses close together, stores within walking distance, doctor's offices, libraries and other community services all within the same area. The 1800s led to trolleys, trains and bikes making the travel time less. These methods were the way to get around until the 1940s when the automobile became the transportation of choice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

'Friends' continue to object to Lower Macungie development

To the Editor:

The new Plan B is the result of the Friends organization holding Mr. Jaindl's and the commissioners "feet to the fire." The appellants have quietly pursued the legal channels available to them as citizens in an attempt to protect their property. There is nothing "personal' about that as Attorney Zator claimed.

DISTRICT NEWS

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by State rep. RYAN MACKENZIE, R-134TH Special to The Press in Opinion

House aims to tackle key legislative goals in Pennsylvania in 2013-14

The Pennsylvania House achieved many important legislative goals last session, such as promoting more job growth across Pennsylvania and investing more money in public education. However, the state still faces many challenges and some of the most pressing issues remain unresolved. With the 2013-2014 session now underway, it is time for us to start tackling these issues.

LIVING THE VINTAGE YEARS

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

Don't judge a life by its obituary

I read an obituary in a newspaper last night. It took me all of four seconds.

Just 12 words long, this final tribute, so to speak, listed only the man's name, age, most recent town of residence and date of death.

It told us nothing about the person.

Whenever I see one of those tiny obits, especially on a page with others that take up an entire column or two, I feel sad.

Although the little obits at the bottom of the page may be sparse, they speak volumes.

Perhaps they tell us no one cared enough about the deceased to pay him or her proper tribute.

VOLUNTEER opportunities

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem, is looking for office volunteers to help with data entry and mailings. Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or lyndsey.cumello@cancer.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem, needs persons willing to deliver meals to homebound clients living in the Slate Belt area. Contact Janet Soos at 610-691-1030 or janets@mealsonwheelspa.org.

Editor's View

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

ASPCA commercials tug at the heart and the purse strings

Animal cruelty, unfortunately, exists but a number of organizations are bringing the issue to the forefront and available to assist when needed.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the ASPCA commercials on television spotlighting abused animals and asking for your monetary assistance in continuing their work.

The familiar song by Sarah McLachlan, "In the Arms of the Angel," is just one of the songs on an ASPCA commercial; you know what the commercial is about if you hear that song playing.