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Monday, July 13, 2020

COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Postponing the walk

As we’ve all learned in recent weeks, COVID-19 has found its way into every aspect of life; work and school, sports and play, municipal government operations, food shopping, going to the movies or parks, dining out with family and friends, getting a haircut and celebrating birthdays.

COVID-19 also is making it tough to celebrate weddings.

COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Postponing the walk

As we’ve all learned in recent weeks, COVID-19 has found its way into every aspect of life; work and school, sports and play, municipal government operations, food shopping, going to the movies or parks, dining out with family and friends, getting a haircut and celebrating birthdays.

COVID-19 also is making it tough to celebrate weddings.

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ‘We’ve put guard rails on the process’

Monday, April 27, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

In a media conference call April 15, Department of Corrections Secretary John E. Wetzel addressed topics concerning COVID-19 in the state’s prison system.

Increased mental health services, coronavirus testing at prison and halfway house facilities, staff protocols and inmate release guidelines received attention.

“Our staff is all essential,” Wetzel said, referring to department of corrections employees.

‘They’ve been very impressive and risen to the challenge’

Monday, April 6, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Political theorist and philosopher Thomas Paine famously wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls” in the opening moments of his political pamphlet “The American Crisis.”

Local grocers may see fit to add “and store shelves.”

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wrought changes on how many local food store chains operate.

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Power company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Monday, October 2, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Power company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

Earth, the moon, the sun and the eclipse

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time travels to sixth century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.

‘Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do’ Deputy DA addresses ‘sexting’

Monday, February 27, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in School

The message was straightforward.

Just don’t do it.

In a presentation to junior and senior high students at Salisbury HS Feb. 15, Jeffrey S. Dimmig, chief deputy district attorney, veteran prosecutor and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was frank.

Upper Milford Township residents arrested near Holland Tunnel

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Two Upper Milford Township men were arrested June 21 after law enforcement officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey allegedly found weapons and other gear during a traffic stop of their vehicle near the Holland Tunnel while the men and a Lehighton woman reportedly were en route to a location in New York.