Bethlehem Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Deck maintenance, code compliance are key to structure’s life

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The recent collapse of a 30-year-old deck in Whitehall Township brings to the forefront the issue of deck safety in our area.

However, deck safety is not just a local concern; it has become an important issue regionally, nationally and even internationally.

To better understand all the recent concerns, a brief history of decks is appropriate.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Canine program implemented

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.


Monday, March 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

What’s your 17?

To mark the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. and to honor the lives of the 17 students and staff who died one month ago, Salisbury High School is asking students to consider participating in their “What’s Your 17?” campaign.

Principal Heather Morningstar said this campaign challenges all members of the SHS community to be the change they wish to see in the world and to treat one another with kindness and compassion.

Hozza chosen as Lehigh County’s director of administration

Monday, January 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.

NCC’s Criminal Justice program #11 in the nation

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News has named Northampton Community College’s online associate degree in criminal justice #11 in the nation. Rankings are determined by academic quality, online offerings, cost and student aid offered.

“There’s a lot more to learning than just books. That’s why we include a heavy dose of real world perspective in our program,” said Professor of Criminal Justice John F. Spirk Jr., JD.

Boscola announces 5 grants for local projects

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola announced Nov. 14 the approval of over $2.6 million in state funds for five local projects: Multimodal Improvements along South New Street in Bethlehem ($1 million) and in College Hill in Easton ($1.4 million); improvements to Dimmick Park in Hellertown ($155,000) and to Comer Park in Bethlehem Township ($45,000); and the Easton Connections project in Easton ($50,000).

Samantha Dorney: Send Harrisburg a message

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem resident Samantha X. Dorney, a Libertarian, is seeking the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Dec. 5 special election.

“Voters of the 133rd District have a unique opportunity to send a message to Harrisburg,” according to Dorney. “While Republicans and Democrats in the legislature continue to play games with the budget, choosing special interests on both sides of the aisle, district residents can choose an independent citizen who answers to them and them alone.”