Klein Farms in Forks Township is offering a glimpse of its cows this spring and summer.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Easton police are investigating three vehicle fires that happened early Saturday and they released a description of a man they want to talk to.
Five vehicle fires within about nine hours Saturday morning are being investigated and police released a description of a "person of interest" they want to talk to about the incidents. Police say a white man 5 feet 10 to 6 feet tall wearing light-colored clothing was seen on the 1200 block of Lehigh Street around the time of some of the fires. He may have fled east on Lehigh Street, possibly in a black vehicle. The fires occurred as follows, according to a press release from Easton police: Authorities are processing all of the vehicles. Easton Police detectives and the Easton Fire Department are investigating. Anyone who was in the area at the time of the fires or anyone with information is asked to call 610-250-6639 or the Easton Police…
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
Dan McKinney, who heads the Charles Chrin Community Center, will oversee Palmer Township's new parks and recreation department.
All under one roof. That was the thinking behind Palmer Township officials creating a township department of parks and recreation. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors voted to establish the department at a recent meeting and then appoint Dan McKinney, who oversees the Charles Chrin Community Center, as the head of it. "It's all under one person," Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella said. "It's always been spotty. This makes more sense. He's the expert. He has a lot of heavy-duty experience and he's a very organized person." The new department will oversee the community center, municipal pool, bike path, the township's fields and athletic complex and 16 parks, Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. Colver said McKinney is getting a $7,000 …
Organizers want to get more participants in annual parade by using a shorter route.
Look for a shorter Memorial Day parade in Easton this year. That's according to the Express-Times, which says organizers are hoping a shorter parade route might mean a larger parade (i.e., more people marching in it). This year, the parade will begin at Sixth and Walnut streets at 10:15 a.m. May 27, and end with a service in Scott Park (following the annual wreath ceremony on the Free Bridge). In past years, the parade began at the Easton Cemetery and then ended with a ceremony in Centre Square. Do you watch the Memorial Day Parade? Tell us in the comments, and take our poll.
These are the road projects PennDOT has planned for Palmer and Forks Townships this week.
BETWEEN: PA 248 AND PA 33 ROAD NAME: PA 33 BETWEEN: Van Buren Road AND PA 191
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 …
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…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Easton Area School Board passed another tax hike, but also appointed an interim schools superintendent in our Week in Review.
It was a week of the good, the bad and the ugly. For Palmer and Forks residents, the good is that the Easton Area School Board appointed an interim schools chief. The bad is that it also approved another tax hike. And the ugly is that more staffing layoffs are coming down the pike. In Palmer, the good was that a new Sheetz could open before Thanksgiving. The bad was a foot chase in the Palmer Park Mall that injured a police officer. And the ugly was the fact that Forks Township is still putting up with a "shoddy" amphitheater. Here is our Week in Review: Construction of a Sheetz gas station/convenience store is under way in Palmer Township. School board approves 1.7 percent tax increase. Job cuts ahead for district employees. Forks …