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Golf tournament on Aug. 9

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Ed foundation

Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation is sponsoring its annual golf tournament 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, 6598 Route 309, New Tripoli.

There will be a four-person scramble, breakfast, lunch and prizes.

For more information or to register, go to

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On Tuesday evening July 30, the South Whitehall Township government will hold its third meeting on the 2019 Revision of the Township Comprehensive Plan that will guide development in our community for the next 10 years.

This meeting is open to the public to report the input collected thus far regarding future development strategies for the township.

Many of us were caught off guard when large developments were brought into public view in recent years with...

Property tax/rent rebate application deadline extended

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, the Department of Revenue has announced.

Each year the Department of Revenue evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline.

To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the...

Youngsters attend Junior Emergency Responder Academy

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

North Whitehall emergency service volunteers recently gave a bit more of their time to show township youngsters what it is like to be a volunteer firefighter, EMT or police officer.

The kids and the volunteers recently attended a four-day camp called the Junior Emergency Responder Academy.

Campers participated in a skill challenge on June 28, the last day of camp, to demonstrate all the skills they learned, including CPR and how to operate a fire hose.

Laurys Station,...

Another View I

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I am the summer intern for the Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers. I am 19 years old and entering my sophomore year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This summer has been an exciting one.

Obtaining my driver’s license, securing an internship, and seeing my brother graduate from an Ivy League, which has not only caused him stress for four grueling academic years, but physical pain as his studies at Cornell University once forced an ulcer to burn through the...

Power lines being upgraded

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that...


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

In the era of the dominance of digital media, the vitality and viability of print media can often seem to be teetering.

In its examination of print media in the United States, database company Statista projected the revenue in the newspaper publishing industry would decrease to $27 billion by 2020, down from $33.59 billion in 2011.

News junkies and others who want to stay informed are likely to check in with favorite news websites or television news outlets rather than wait for...