Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

SAUCON VALLERY-District hires a new assistant supt.

Monday, December 24, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The Saucon Valley School Board unanimously approved the hiring of new Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kristine Rosenberger for a term of three years at $120,000 per year. Rosenberger will be replacing Dr. Susan Mowrer-Benda, who recently resigned to take over as director of curriculum and instruction at the Pleasant Valley School District.

HELLERTOWN-Borough taxes will rise next year

Monday, December 24, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

In a nearly unanimous vote of 5 to 1, Hellertown Council passed an increase in property taxes by .75 mills in the 2019 budget. The .75 mill increase is equivalent to approximately $75 a year for properties assessed at $100,000. The only no vote came from brand new council member Andrew Hughes, who is in the process of getting up to speed. Council member James Hill was not present at the meeting.

The comments during the meeting evolved from concerns by citizens about a rumor of laying off two police officers, to dispelling the rumor and how it relates to funding and taxes.

HELLERTOWN - Lott leaves for NORCO Council

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

At the Nov. 5 Hellertown Borough Council meeting, the board announced the resignation of council member Kevin Lott with regret. Lott is leaving council after 10 months to become a member of Northampton County Council. Lott will be representing the 1st district of Bethlehem, Hellertown and Freemansburg. Although Lott is leaving Hellertown Council, he plans to stay on with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, which he has been a member of for five years. Lott was not present during the meeting.

South Mountain Cubs enjoy fun fall event

Monday, November 19, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Boys Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council held its annual South Mountain Fall Cub event at the Hellertown Sportsman’s Association Oct. 20. This year’s event was rain-free on a cool day with temperatures hovering in the 50s and partly cloudy skies. The event consisted of a full day of fun activities such archery, BB gun, fire building, fire hose, darts, bottle rockets, cornhole and a knock over the buckets game. In addition, some of the scouts stayed for a bonfire, night hike and overnight campout.

Candy, costumes in Hellertown

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Saucon Valley held its annual Spirit Parade in Hellertown Oct. 31. Large crowds came out and lined the streets of Hellertown despite the cool brisk conditions. Although the skies were sunny, the day had breezy conditions with highs only in the 40s. The parade participants congregated at the Saucon Valley School District campus and started the parade route on Walnut Street, then on to Main Street, Water Street, Rentzheimer Street, Durham Street and finally to Constitution Avenue.