After a rash of complaints about the noise and dust caused by all-terrain vehicles, Bethlehem Township Commissioners are on the brink of strictly regulating their use. A proposed ordinance, debated at Monday night’s meeting, would ban their use between dusk and dawn. They would also be required to stay at least 100 feet away from the property line of any adjacent owner.
The Bethlehem Historical and Architectural Review Board, chaired by Fred Bonsall, quickly reviewed and unanimously approved two roofing installation requests at the June 7 hearing held in the Rotunda. HARB members also provided advice to a third applicant that had the potential to save her a considerable amount of money on her roof replacement proposal.
Forester Robin Wildermuth was the star of the June 8 board meeting, bringing good news about moths and confusing news about carbon emissions before rushing out to greet an expected grandchild as early as the next day.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintain a five-star rating system for nursing homes. Those with five stars are considered the best. Gracedale, Northampton County’s nursing home, had a four-star (“above average”) rating in January. But that has gone on a downward slide to just one star, or “much below average.”
That’s its lowest rating. According to both Human Services Director Allison Frantz and Gracedale Administrator Rayond Soto, Gracedale may wear this black eye for as long as a year.
The efforts of Councilwoman Olga Negron and Councilman Michael Colon to produce a strong comprehensive ethics ordinance for City of Bethlehem public officials have captured the attention of the League of Women Voters (LWV) throughout the Commonwealth.
As summer begins, most of us are daydreaming of pool parties, ice cream and summer vacation. But for the Bethlehem Board of School Directors, the theme of the summer is “Excellence Through Equity,” an idea repeated throughout the June 12 meeting of the curriculum committee.
While recognition was given for an excellent school year, the meeting focused on a continued commitment to students and families. This vision now reaches beyond the classroom, targeting family and socio-economic factors that greatly impact student achievement.
Lehigh Valley International Airport was approved for more than $6 million in state aviation grants June 6, according to state Rep. Dan McNeill.
“I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf for releasing these funds that will allow the airport to complete two phases of hangar development,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh.
Thirty-two top restaurants from throughout the Lehigh Valley served up samples of everything from yellow fin tuna to lamb sliders to kourabiedes (Greek cookies) at the eighth annual Food and Wine Festival in June at the Sands Event Center.
The weekend fundraiser for the Northampton Community College (NCC) Foundation attracted more than 3,000 food enthusiasts who bought tickets to taste some of the area’s unique cuisines, and sample wines from around the world. The event raised approximately $250,000 for scholarships for NCC students.