Northwestern Press

Saturday, June 15, 2019

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Distracted driving is dangerous driving’

In 2018, the police blotter published in the April 18 edition of the East Penn Press included an accident report from Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Fogelsville, reporting on a man getting hurt when his vehicle drifted off the road, hit a ditch and two trees, overturned and struck a pickup parked in a driveway.

The reason?

According to police, the driver took his eyes off the road while trying to retrieve his cellphone from the floor where he dropped it while pulling it from a cup holder in the center console.

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, seeks dedicated volunteers age 16 and older.

Contact Liz Hahn at 610-432-4200 ext. 10, or fund_development@americaonwheels.org.

·Forgotten Felines and Fidos Inc., Germansville, needs volunteer foster homes.

Contact Mary Ann Schaeffer at 610-737-6851 or fffvolunteer@verizon.net.

·Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown, needs volunteers to help with bingo 5:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday.

Contact Rick Daugherty at 610-437-3700 or rick@lvactivelife.org.

Guest View

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

AAA reveals key deadly behaviors for teen drivers as ‘100 deadliest days’ begin

Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.

New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period include:

·Speeding (28 percent)

·Impaired driving (17 percent)

·Distraction (9 percent)

America flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed at 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. Concert rain site is the auditorium of William Allen High School.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A Troubled Mind

A troubled mind

is heartbreaking;

It also causes

heart-aching.

You can’t see the sun

through all of the clouds,

They block all your vision,

and cause you to doubt.

You can’t find the beauty

the Lord has made;

You find gloom and despair;

lose control of your fate.

The world all around you

is shutting you in.

It’s so hard to focus,

or manage a grin.

You blame yourself

for the state of your mind,

When, indeed, you are innocent, of such a crime!

Your despair’s a result

Guest View

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Townships call for broadband expansion, and firefighter crisis to be resolved

Communities need reliable, high-speed Internet if they are to grow and prosper.

Finding a way to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to wireless broadband was one of the key themes discussed when township officials gathered in Hershey April 14-17 for the 97th annual Educational Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Other themes were unfunded mandates and the volunteer firefighter crisis.

Another View

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

“When you feel so mad that you wanna roar, take a deep breath and count to four.”

“It’s almost time to stop, so choose one more thing to do. That was fun, but now it’s done.”

“Will you pick me up when I go to school? Yep, at the end of the day because that’s the rule. Grown-ups come back.”

“If you can’t do it alone, work together. It’s better to work together.”

If you have a young child or grandchild, there’s a very good chance you have heard these lyrics from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a popular PBS children’s television show.

Area state senators and representatives

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

RPA thanks volunteers for help at Cleansweep

To the Editor:

On April 13, the Rural Preservation Association held its 23rd annual Cleansweep for the four Northwestern Lehigh townships. Though it is always a day of hard work, friends and neighbors coming together in community participation never fails to make it enjoyable.

Lowhill Township again generously donated the use of its facilities, and the township crew assisted in preparing for the event by coordinating placement of the containers at the township site.