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Board demands answers from charter school

Monday, July 3, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

On Tuesday, Catasauqua Area School District School Board held a special meeting to address allegations against the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, located in Catasauqua.

Ann Tarafas and Elizabeth Fox, former educators at the charter school, had spoken at the June 13 school board meeting to raise awareness of the situation at the charter school under Principal Douglas Taylor.

At the time, both Tarafas and Fox were employed by the charter school but have since been terminated due to “poor performance,” they said.

Spirit of giving shines brightly

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Whitehall couple’s holiday lights display includes collection for food bank

Christmas lights can be seen across the Lehigh Valley as folks gear up for the holiday season. But on the corner of Front and Franklin streets in Whitehall, one house stands brighter in the name of charity.

Joe Polenchar and his wife, Carol, have been putting on light shows at their residence, 36 Franklin St., for seven years. Expect this year to be the biggest one yet.

‘It could have been a lot worse for us’ - Hurricane Matthew hits vacation for LV Press editor

Monday, October 17, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

What happens when a hurricane interrupts your family vacation?

Scott Pagel, sports editor of the Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Northampton, and Whitehall editions of the Lehigh Valley Press, was on vacation with his family from Oct. 5 through Oct. 12 at the Disney All-Star Sports Resort in Orlando during the time Hurricane Matthew was projected to hit Florida before moving up the East Coast.

High school hosts HOPE program-Group educates attendees on heroin, opioid epidemic in Lehigh Valley

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Northampton Area High School hosted a presentation Monday night on the recent heroin epidemic that has been sweeping not only the nation, but the Lehigh Valley as well.

A HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) program was presented by The Center for Humanistic Change, designed to educate both students and area residents on what it means to be an addict in this modern age and the importance of standing together to prevent it from encompassing the youth.