Friday, May 24, 2013
Drivers can expect roving patrols, safety checkpoints and special attention to seat belt compliance over Memorial Day Weekend.
PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort through June 9. The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, using traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. According to PennDOT data, 503 people died last year in unbelted crashes, a decrease from 509 such fatalities in 2011. The total number of crashes in which people were not wearing seat belts also decreased to 15,528, compared with 16,298 in 2011. The majority of enforcement will occur at night…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Salisbury Township Commissioner James Seagreaves needed 10 write-in votes to win re-election in the second ward. However, counting of write-in votes doesn't begin until Friday results may not be known until Tuesday.
It may take until Tuesday for Salisbury Township Commissioner James Seagreaves to find out if he's been re-elected to another term. That's because the incumbent needed a minimum of 10 write-in votes in Tuesday's primary election in order to advance to November's general election, according to officials at the Lehigh County Voter Registration office. A filing error left his name off the ballot in the township's second ward and Tuesday's ballot was blank Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk at the Lehigh County Voter Registration office, said the counting of write-in votes through the county begins Friday and starts with the wards in Allentown. Harkins said it could take until Tuesday for the write-in votes in Salisbury Township to be counted. …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday's Senate hearing on the IRS 'Tea Party' scandal included Pennsylvania's Sen. Pat Toomey and Sen. Bob Casey, who both released statements after the event.
Pennsylvania's Sen. Bob Casey (D) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R) both participated in Wednesday's hearing about IRS scrutinty of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Both men released statements regarding the event. Witnesses before the Senate Finance Committee were: Casey, chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, said: “Pennsylvanians and Americans across the country deserve to know that the IRS and all government agencies do their jobs without prejudice or political agenda. I intend to hold accountable those responsible for any breach of the taxpayer’s trust. Today, as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I directly questioned top IRS officials about what took place, who was …
In the most contested of Lehigh County commissioner races, Republican Michael Schware and Democrat Wesley Barrett won their party's nominations in District 5.
Michael Schware won the Republican nomination for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 5, and Wesley Barrett won the Democratic nomination, according to unofficial tallies from Lehigh County. It was the most contested commissioner race in Tuesday's primary. Four Republican candidates were seeking their party's nomination for the seat. Schware, of Allentown, won the nomination with 1,090 votes, over candidates Kevin Ryan, Norma Cusick and Nathan Brown, according to unofficial tallies. On the Democratic side, two candidates were seeking their party's nod for the seat. Barrett, of Emmaus, won the nod over candidate Stephen Walters with 1,483 votes. Schware and Barrett will now square off in the November general election for the four-…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
All five candidates in Tuesday's Salisbury School Board primary will advance to the general election.
Four challengers and one incumbent will all advance to the Salisbury School Board general election, according to unofficial results. The five candidates will compete for four seats. Incumbent Mary Ziegler was the top vote-getter overall with 358 votes from Republicans and 281 from Democrats. Challengers Robert Fischer (347 GOP, 255 Dem votes) and Audrey Frick (359 GOP, 261 Dem votes) will also appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots in November. Challenger Christopher Spedaliere (283 votes) will appear on the Republican ballot. Challenger Chad Gleissl (236 votes) will appear on the Democratic ballot. All candidates were cross filed except for Spedaliere, who ran only as a Republican.
Republican Dean Browning concedes defeat to Scott Ott for their party's nomination for Lehigh County executive in Tuesday's primary, according to unofficial vote tallies.
Republican Scott Ott apparently beat challenger Dean Browning for the GOP nomination for Lehigh County Executive, according to unofficial tallies. Ott, a Lehigh County commissioner, will now face the apparent Democratic nominee, Tom Muller, who was named acting county executive last week, in the November general election. Browning, of South Whitehall, conceded the race about 10 p.m. at a gathering at the Buckeye Tavern in Macungie. He had been trying to make a political comeback after having been ousted as a county commissioner two years ago. He campaigned hard, airing TV commercials and emailing campaign messages. According to tallies reported on wfmz.com, Ott, of Lower Macungie, had 5,688 votes with 83 percent of the precincts reporting…
Salisbury Township is accepting sealed bids for the construction of a water main replacement along South Ellsworth Street, between East Paoli Street and Lynnwood Streets.
Tuesday, May 21
Salisbury Township is accepting sealed bids for the construction of a water main replacement along South Ellsworth Street, between East Paoli Street and Lynnwood Streets. The work will include the installation of approximately 308 linear feet of six-inch water main and appurtenances. All bids must be in triplicate, sealed, marked and addressed as follows: Township of Salisbury, 2900 South Pike Ave., Allentown, Pa. 18103 All sealed paper bids, mailed or delivered in person, will be accepted until 10 a.m on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the office of the Township Manager. Bidders must be PennDOT pre-qualified. Each bid must be accompanied by bid security made payable to the Township of Salisbury in an amount of ten percent (10%) of the Bid …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A township commissioner who's not on the ballot will try to win re-election in Tuesday's primary.
Incumbent Salisbury Township commissioner James Seagreaves will need a minimum of 10 write-in votes in Tuesday's primary election in order to advance to November's general election, according to officials at the Lehigh County Voter Registration office. Seagreaves is running for re-election to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners. However, a filing error left his name off the ballot in the township's second ward. No person is listed on Tuesday's primary ballot for commissioner in Salisbury Township's second ward. Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk at the Lehigh County Voter Registration office, confirmed that Seagreaves will need 10 write-in votes, which matches the amount of signatures needed on a ballot petition. Seagreaves …
Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's primary election in Salisbury Township.
Tuesday, May 21 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll Problems? Contact the Lehigh County voter registration office at 610-782-3194. How to Use Touch Screen Voting Machines Salisbury Races (click on the link for information on candidates) Lehigh County Races Voter ID According to Lehigh County Voter Registration: Polling Places
The Salisbury Board of Commissioners bi-monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m., has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13.
The bi-monthly Salisbury Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the township building, has been canceled. Commissioner Debra Brinton told Patch that no pressing issues were on the commission's agenda, prompting the meeting to be scrapped. The board's next scheduled meeting is Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the township building.