Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

·Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Bethlehem, is seeking meal delivery volunteers 18 and older.

Contact Keri Young at 610-691-1030 ext. 20 or kerig@mealsonwheelspa.org.

A sad but avoidable end

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Resuscitated by naloxone; visited by Blue Guardian team; denial by parent; death of user

District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Layne Turner have announced “a very sad event” which occurred during the administration of the Blue Guardian Program.

Blue Guardian is an initiative between the district attorney, the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, county police departments and the county department of drug and alcohol.

The program attempts to use relationships between police and communities to assist addicted individuals access treatment, and to help the families of those addicted.

guest view II

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Whose ox is being gored?

As a liberal Democrat, I’ve been appalled by the potential harm done to our country by President Donald Trump’s administration, particularly to the environment and to our relationships with the rest of the world.

But I agree with the Trump supporters who have decried the attacks on administration officials in restaurants and other areas of their private lives.

There’s no excuse for asking people to leave a restaurant because you don’t agree with their policies, or for harassing them in public places.

Road dedication

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

HONORS

A portion of Route 100 will be dedicated in honor of Capt. Mark T. Resh, 10 a.m. July 14 at Key Bank, 861 Route 100 (corner of Route 100 and Tilghman), Upper Macungie Township.

Resh was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

The section of highway being dedicated will be from the intersection of Main and Tilghman streets, and the intersection of Claussville and Kernsville roads, Lowhill Township.

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

Bingo offered on Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FF&F

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting a bingo Aug. 5 at Emerald Fire Company, 7748 Penn St., Slatington.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m.

Prizes include vintage Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef items, Tastefully Simple treats, Thirty-One bags, Boyd’s Bears and more.

The event also includes a bake sale and tricky tray.

Help for veterans being offered

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

134th DISTRICT

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host veterans assistance hours in his district office in at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13.

Veterans will be able to meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to discuss available benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care.

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Tragedy at Capital Gazette hits close to home

The June 28 tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues.

Brad Simpson, chief financial officer, PA NewsMedia Association, Robin Quillon, publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and I were meeting in a conference room just outside of the newsroom at the same newspaper that would be the topic of breaking news just a couple of hours later.

I remember one victim who walked by me. Sunglasses, hat and a grumpy hello and I said to myself ... yeah, he is a news guy.