Northwestern Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

lunch menus

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 10: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, steamed green beans, fruit, garden salad, pizza.

Friday, May 11: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, tossed salad, baby carrots, fruit, garden salad.

Monday, May 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich on whole-grain roll, baked fries, fruit, garden salad, pizza.

Tuesday, May 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tacos, fruit, steamed corn, garden salad, pizza.

Wednesday, May 16: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Waffles, sausage links or yogurt, hash browns, fruit, garden salad, pizza.

183rd Legislative District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 General Primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

Whomever receives the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November General Election.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?

Zach Mako


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is big data trending?

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.

In the British edition of the digital magazine WIRED, writer Christopher Stokel-Walker, reports the firm admits to no wrongdoing.

Chosen Words

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Red Roses

Oh, how I love roses, especially the Red!

I got a bunch for Mother’s Day, and very quickly said,

“Oh, thank you very, very much, however did you know,

Red roses are my favorite flower, and I love them so”?

“Mom, how could we not know”?

You mention all the time,

When red roses are upon the shelf,

You say, “I wish that they were mine!”

“What color is your chair, Mom?

You see, that chair is red.

You have red in every room,

And even on your bed.”

“You made it easy for us, Mom,

Serving teens alcohol is harmful to cognition, development

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, I found myself performing the very tedious task of reattaching an ear on a ceramic bunny.

My cat has an issue with the little figure standing upright, so she takes great pleasure in knocking it on its side.

I have no idea why, and usually, I just place the lopsided bunny back on its feet and walk away. But this time, the figurine had fallen to the floor, and the tip of one ear broke off.

To Vote or Not to Vote

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To vote or not to vote

That is the question

Whether it is better

to refrain from voicing

our opinion

Or living with the results

of our decisions

Is something each

citizen of voting age

has to decide

Could it be that you

have always voted for

the WRONG man?

To that, I reply,

Elect a woman!

Could it be that you

feel your vote

will not count?

It will if you

are registered!

Could it be that

you are disappointed

with the quality

of each candidate?

Guest View

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Saying thank you to our community’s first responders

The words “thank you” do not seem adequate when a group of people have come to your aid in one of life’s challenging moments.

In March, dozens of volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical service personnel reacted quickly when a fire broke out in the plaza where I operate my district office.

My staff and I were already at an event in another part of the district when we received calls that the Bagel Bunch restaurant located right next to us was on fire.

7th Congressional District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.