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Saucon Valley: Board reviews graduation changes

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Saucon Valley High School Principal Eric Kahler presented to school board members, teachers and parents proposed graduation changes at the board's Oct. 23 meeting.

The changes, which were not well received by those in attendance, will see graduation credit requirements go from 28 credits to 26 credits. The changes will allow students greater leeway in earning 17 credits in core subjects. Also, Advanced Placement classes will receive greater weight than honors courses when calculating grade point averages.

Hellertown: Resident questions Act 73

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Hellertown resident Joe Delfoe is not satisfied with Act 73.

"What you have here is not the authority," Delfoe told borough council Oct. 15

Delfoe wants to "sit down and get things settled."

Act 73 specifically prohibits any loans, grants or expenditures of an authority to be used for purposes outside the mission of the authority. Examples include expenditures unrelated to the infrastructure customers are paying for, as well as the transfer of monies to the incorporating municipality.

Hellertown: Pony Bridge ditch a problem

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Hellertown Historical Society president Earl Hill asked borough council Oct. 15 to make what he argued are necessary changes to the Pony Bridge.

Hill's request involves extending a three-foot drainage pipe near the bridge, which would help to eliminate a larger drainage ditch that has become troublesome and dangerous to maintain.

"It's just a disaster for everyone," Hill said. "I just don't want anyone getting hurt."

The pipe, Hill said, would need to be extended 20 to 25 feet.