Bethlehem Press

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Citizens groups call on Toomey to oppose DeVos appointment

Monday, January 30, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Approximately 200 people from various citizens groups gathered at Senator Pat Toomey’s Allentown office, 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Jan. 24 to oppose the appointment of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

Members of “Tuesdays with Toomey” gather at Toomey’s office each week to voice concerns and “urge the senator to represent them and keep his campaign promises to protect and serve all constituents.”

Other groups attending the rally were citizens from Indivisible, MoveOn.org and Kutztown Area Democratic Club.

ANOTHER VIEW--What about our military personnel?

Monday, January 9, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

At the end of each year, I am glued to the television as we reflect on the celebrities and well-known personalities who have died during the year.

I didn’t know any of them personally, but certainly benefited in some way from their talents in film, television, books or music.

What we didn’t hear about were the United States military personnel killed in 2016.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Va., died Nov. 14, 2016, serving during Operation Inherent Resolve in northern Syria.

A new beginning for Buckeye Tavern

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender and longtime friend Jeff Trainer, owner of the Sands Convention Center, have begun to build a new establishment at 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie.

The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.

According to a news release from the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Fire Marshal Unit Nov. 30, 2015, the fire was determined to have originated at the rear exterior of the building in the vicinity of several commercial coolers/freezers.

Article By: Debbie Galbraith dgalbraith@tnonline.com

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

I worry about the children growing up in this nation during this time of uncertainty.

One cannot turn on the television today without hearing about shooting deaths and name-calling ads or events by the presidential candidates and their staff members.

As much as parents and grandparents try to shelter children from this negativity, I’m convinced the young ones still hear some of what is said on television or the Internet, even if they are in the other room playing.