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LEHIGH COUNTY: Commissioners votes to support 'My Brother's Keeper'

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have decided to support a national campaign titled "My Brother's Keeper."

At the May 28 meeting, the board unanimously agreed to become part of the national initiative.

The campaign strives to help young men of color succeed in life.

The approved resolution directs the board to create a plan of action at the local level to ensure the success of area youth.

Commissioner David Jones Sr. spoke in favor of the board supporting the campaign.

Saucon Valley: School board discusses strip search policy

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Saucon Valley School Board is currently looking at a policy that may expose students to strip searches in the future.

At the May 26 meeting, the board discussed including the search of a student's body in the current strip search policy.

The board approved the first reading of the policy unanimously.

Board President Michael Karabin stressed the board solicitor must evaluate the legality of the policy before the board ultimately approves a final reading.

"The board needs to be clarified on this," Susan Baxter said. "We don't want this to be an extreme policy."

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Board votes to support 'My Brother's Keeper'

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have decided to support a national campaign titled "My Brother's Keeper."

At the May 28 meeting, the board unanimously agreed to become part of the national initiative.

The campaign strives to help young men of color succeed in life.

The approved resolution directs the board to create a plan of action at the local level to ensure the success of area youth.

Commissioner David Jones Sr. spoke in favor of the board supporting the campaign.

LEHIGH COUNTY: Board appointments made

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new individuals to boards.

At the April 22 meeting, the board appointed Lower Macungie resident Deana Zosky to the Lehigh County Authority and John Crampsie, of North Whitehall Township, to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

In the first round of voting for Zosky, only Commissioner David Jones Jr. cast a vote of support.

Commissioners Geoff Brace, Thomas Creighton and Amanda Holt cast their votes for Lower Macungie resident Jeremy Melber.

LEHIGH COUNTY: Commissioner

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Nine candidates will be going tooth to nail for four open seats on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in the May 19 primary election.

The county board of commissioners Democratic race is uncontested. The candidates running for the four open seats are Hillary Smith, of Lower Macungie Township; Bob Martin, of Upper Macungie Township; Dan Hartzell, of South Whitehall Township and Joanne Jackson, of Upper Saucon Township.

Saucon Valley: Board to explore upgrades to facilities

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Saucon Valley School District has formed a committee that will look at recommendations for facilities upgrades.

At last month's meeting, the school board decided to set up an ad hoc committee. The committee will consider such as upgrades as the high school TV studio, expanding the special education rooms in the high school, investing in the district's iPad program and the purchase of a new truck to transport high school band members' instruments.

The committee will consist of board members Jack Dowling, Susan Baxter, Sandra Miller and Bryan Eichfeld.

LEHIGH COMMISSIONERS: Board appointments made

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new individuals to boards.

At the April 22 meeting, the board appointed Lower Macungie resident Deana Zosky to the Lehigh County Authority and John Crampsie, of North Whitehall Township, to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

In the first round of voting for Zosky, only Commissioner David Jones Jr. cast a vote of support.

Commissioners Geoff Brace, Thomas Creighton and Amanda Holt cast their votes for Lower Macungie resident Jeremy Melber.

lehigh county: Commissioners make ppointments to boards

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new individuals to boards.

At the April 22 meeting, the board appointed Lower Macungie resident Deana Zosky to the Lehigh County Authority and John Crampsie, of North Whitehall Township, to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

In the first round of voting for Zosky, only Commissioner David Jones Jr. cast a vote of support.

Commissioners Geoff Brace, Thomas Creighton and Amanda Holt cast their votes for Lower Macungie resident Jeremy Melber.

Hellertown: Traffic changes coming

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hellertown Borough residents will soon see changes to a traffic pattern and on-street parking in and around the Saucon Valley Farmers Market.

Council members approved the changes, pursuant to Police Chief Robert Shupp's recommendation at their March 17 meeting.

Due to the changes, Rohn Road will temporarily convert into a one-way street Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with parking prohibited on the street.

Council also announced the farmers market this year will not be held in the Water Street Park, due to construction work.