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
A University of Rhode Island student stopped in Lehigh County on his way home to Skippack, but he's been missing for four days.
Police are asking for help in locating a missing Skippack man who hasn’t been heard from since leaving his Rhode Island college on Thursday. Police now say Royer may have chosen not to go home, according to a Morning Call report. Pennsylvania State Police say that Matthew R. Royer, 21, left the University of Rhode Island on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. en route to his Skippack Township home, but has not been heard from since. Royer is 6-feet-1 and 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, and police believe he is driving a silver 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. Video footage shows Royer stopped at a Sunoco station on Route 100 in Lehigh County early Friday. His route probably would have taken him south past Macungie park and the Upper Milford fire …
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.
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are getting ready to dazzle.
By Gary A. Becker StarWatch 874 for the week of May 19, 2013 Throughout this week, three planets will be moving into position for what will become, early next week, the most stunning planetary grouping of the year. The assemblage takes place low in the west during evening twilight. The triad includes Mercury and Venus becoming more prominent because of their increasing distance from the sun, and Jupiter, which because of its slow orbital motion, will be overtaken and in conjunction with the sun on June 19. The week commences with the most difficult planet to see, Mercury, only nine degrees from the sun and setting about 52 minutes after sundown; Venus reaches the horizon only 15 minutes later. Jupiter, because of its distance from Sol…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Matthew Royer, 21, left his apartment at the University of Rhode Island on Thursday and has not been seen since.
Police are asking for help in locating a missing Skippack man who hasn’t been heard from since leaving his Rhode Island college on Thursday. Pennsylvania State Police say that Matthew R. Royer, 21, left the University of Rhode Island on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. en route to his Skippack Township home, but has not been heard from since. Royer is 6-feet-1 and 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, and police believe he is driving a silver 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. Royer’s last cell phone activity was traced to somewhere near Vera Cruz Road in Lehigh County, according to a WFMZ report. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Skippack Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-584-1250. Subscribe to our …
Retiring host and soon-to-be host of NBC late night television shows both scheduled to appear at Bethlehem Event Center this summer.
“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will make his second trip to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Sticking with the comedy theme, Vision Entertainment on Monday also announced performances by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers and the cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” Leno, who has been “The Tonight Show” host for most of the past 20 years, has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his tenure as television host. Leno appeared for a nearly sold out at the Event Center in August 2012. In March, NBC announced that Leno would retire from “The Tonight Show” at the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and be replaced by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. Meyers, who on Sunday was named by NBC to be Fallon’s …
Here's a round-up of unusual police news from the Lehigh Valley.
$2,500 ransom demanded from woman, police say: Upper Macungie Police said a woman received a phone call Monday stating that her father was being held captive. The caller demanded a $2,500 ransom. However, the woman later found out her father was safe. Bethlehem man charged with bigamy: A woman with a marriage certificate from New York complained to police that her husband married another woman in Northampton County, according to court records. Man exposed self to cops, threatened judge, police say: An Easton man was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday morning after he allegedly exposed himself and cursed at police officers, urinated on police paperwork, and threatened a district judge. Police officer breaks toe chasing man at Palmer …
Salisbury School Board has approved a preliminary budget of $31 million which includes a tax hike for township property owners.
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One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a recent poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following…