Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PPL trucks helped in storm aftermath

Monday, September 30, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Fifty PPL Electric Utilities engineers, supervisors and line workers formed a convoy of 20 special-purpose trucks and other vehicles and headed out Aug. 30 for Florida to help local power companies deal with Hurricane Dorian.

However, before the convoy reached Florida, the storm track of Dorian changed and Florida was no longer threatened with a direct hit. The major power company in Florida, Duke Energy, released the PPL workers from their task. The workers were then ordered to return to their home base in Pennsylvania.

Proposed office causes endless debate

Monday, September 30, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Morningstar Financial Services and city zoners have been on a carousel regarding a financial services office at 2 W. Market St. for more than a year, and it was up for discussion once again Sept. 11.

It was another slog, as planners and attorneys spent more than two hours arguing about procedure and whether to accept testimony from previous meeting minutes.

After more back-and-forth and private conferring, directors decided not to allow the minutes and to table all motions for subpoenas until they heard testimony from City Planning Director Darlene Heller.

Braden hosts family flight event

Monday, September 30, 2019 by DAWN TUNNEY in Local News

Braden Airfield in Forks Township held it’s annual ‘Movie at the Airpark” recently with a showing of Disney’s “Planes” which was followed by a fireworks finale. The event was presented by the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) in cooperation with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chap 70.

A new addition to this year’s celebration was the offering of free airplane rides to children ages 8-17 provided by the EAA before the film.

Campus operations supervisor hired

Monday, September 30, 2019 by CHRIS HARING in Local News

The Sept. 24 Saucon Valley School Board meeting was a short, congenial one with only a few orders of business inspiring in-depth discussion, with little to no contention among members.

On hand for introduction was newly hired Supervisor of Campus Operations John McCabe, replacing outgoing Supervisor Wally Zimpfer, who is retiring effective immediately. The Supervisor of Campus Operations’ job is to oversee everything physical related to the campus grounds, buildings and buses, McCabe explained in a brief interview.