Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lower Saucon Township police announced Sunday that more than $1,300 in cell phones were stolen from the AT&T Wireless store on Leithsville Road during a break-in Jan. 21.
Lower Saucon Township police announced Sunday that they are investigating a break-in at the AT&T Wireless store at 1892 Leithsville Road. The store is located in the Creekside Marketplace shopping center, and the break-in occurred Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10:04pm, police said in a press release. At that time, "two male actors wearing hoodies were observed breaking a window and entering the AT&T store after hours," police said. The men then stole more than $1,300 in cell phones, according to police. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police department at 610-317-6110. Police did not indicate in the press release whether they have surveillance footage of the suspects.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Saucon Valley School Board will officially discuss the high school's purse policy Sept. 27.
At the Sept. 13 school board meeting, several parents of Saucon Valley High School students aired their concerns about a new policy instituted this year, which does not allow girls to take their purses with them to class. School board member Charles Bartolet suggested the topic be placed on the next school board meeting agenda, with the hope that a solution agreeable to both parents and administrators can be reached. Many of the parents who spoke said they were upset because their daughters need to carry feminine products with them, and that many of the girls would be embarrassed if they could not conceal these items in a purse. “I came to you tonight to ask you to reconsider and compromise by allowing girls to carry an 8- by 10-inch purse…
Sunday, September 18, 2011
These relics from the not-so-distant past are increasingly hard to find in our cell phone-dominated society.
When was the last time you used a payphone? If you really have to think about it, it probably was a while ago. I was recently talking to my mom about payphones--and their relevance, or lack thereof--in the context of remembering the Great Ice Storm of 1998, which paralyzed much of Maine and southeastern Canada in early January of that year. According to the Wikipedia article linked above, the storm "caused massive damage to trees and electrical infrastructure all over the area, leading to widespread long-term power outages. Millions were left in the dark for periods varying from days to weeks, leading to more than 30 fatalities, a shut down of activities in large cities like Montreal and Ottawa, and an unprecedented effort in …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Fine would be $100.
Drivers in Pennsylvania take notice: Texting and driving in the state could cost you $100. The state Senate voted June 7 to increase the proposed penalty on texting while driving from a secondary to a primary offense. A secondary offense can only be charged after a driver has been pulled over for a primary offense, such as speeding. Under the newly amended Senate bill, a driver could be pulled over if a police officer believes he was text messaging behind the wheel. The initial fine for the offense will be $100. The amendment pushed by state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Allegheny, passed by a 35-14 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Ferlo said he felt that text messaging “requires a more complex set of cognitive skills to be used while …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Senate, House may face conflict over package of bills vs. single law.
A plan that would allow patrol officers to ticket distracted drivers moved a step closer to reality May 10, when the state Senate Transportation Committee voted for S.B. 314, which would make distracted driving a secondary offense. Patrol officers would have to stop a driver for another offense, such as speeding or weaving across lanes, before issuing a distracted driving citation, under the proposal. The bill, approved by the committee on a 12-2 vote, now heads to the Senate for consideration. State Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, minority chairman of the committee, said the bipartisan passage of the bill shows the legislation is not about Republicans versus Democrats but about “trying to prevent carnage on the highways.” “This has been …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
But we still need to prepare and be vigilant, city health director says.
It’s hard to remember now how anxious we were then. When the planes hit the Twin Towers almost 10 years ago, neighborhood moms gathered in my home and, as we watched CNN in collective anguish, debated whether to go to Western Salisbury Elementary School to bring our kids home. We didn’t know that day if the terrorist attacks were a one-time strike or the beginning of a war. With the subsequent deaths from anthrax delivered by mail to unsuspecting victims, that question would hang in the air for weeks like fallout. I actually talked to my husband about whether we should ask my parents to take our children to New Zealand until we knew whether anthrax was the beginning of a wave of bioterrorism here. Looking back it sounds silly, but I was …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Why I've always thought a phone should be large enough that you actually know it's there...and other thoughts on cellular devices.
When it comes to technology, I’m like pitting Gomer Pyle against Steven Hawking. My kids keep trying to drag me into this century, but I always manage to find something to hold onto. However, I have had a cell phone for a few years. But, only as a matter of convenience. You know, the car broke down, I’m at the grocery store, do we need anything? Having one and knowing what it can do are two very different things. So, when my husband, Matt, looked at my cell bills and realized that we were paying $60 a month for more than 600 minutes, when I only used around 30, he decided it was time for a change. Of course, I whined like a toddler being weaned from the pacifier. After two years, I pretty much figured out how to use the phone I had. But, …