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CCA: Celtic fest set for Sept. 27-29

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) 2013 Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival will be held September 27, 28 and 29 in downtown Historic Bethlehem.

The event opens with the Haggis Bowl at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 27. There will be a tartan parade at 11:30 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at noon Sept. 28. For information and schedules, visit www.

Syria: For and against -- Local academics, pols as divided as nation

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Since the 2011 Arab Spring, Syria has been in a state of civil war. Its volatile political and religious foundation, combined with the United States' already degenerating involvement with neighboring countries, has resulted in an international and domestic quagmire of byzantine complexity.

President Barack Obama has been critisized by virtually everyone for every reason since the crisis' escalation Aug. 21, when Bashar al-Assad's government is suspected of killing 1,400 of its own citizens with sarin gas.

Bethlehem: Conservation commission approves tile roof repair

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Special to the Bethlehem Press

Proposals to modify the exteriors of six Southside properties were recently reviewed by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission at its monthly meeting Aug. 19 at the Banana Factory.

The commission is charged by the City of Bethlehem and the State of Pennsylvania to promote, protect, enhance and preserve the integrity of historic buildings.

Bethlehem: Bechtel sale finalized for $1.575M

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

As time ticks away on John Stoffa's second term as Northampton County executive, he has just announced the sale of Bethlehem's Martin J. Bechtel Building to prominent Attorney Justin K. McCarthy. Pricetag? $1.575 million. This sale is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle enabling a centralized human services facility in Bethlehem Township for 18,000 consumers.

Village View Park start expected soon

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Hanover Township's plans for a 25-acre park on the east side of Airport Road are about to become reality. Village View Park, first unveiled to supervisors last year, will include four playing fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Two larger fields (108,000 square feet each) can be used for professional and international events. The other two (75,600 square feet each) are large enough for high school and NCAA games. Each of the fields can also be divided for youth tournaments.

There will also room for 210-220 parking spaces.

Council seeks information on dam removal

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A Northampton County Council resolution opposing the removal of two Easton dams to restore shad migration met with resistance from seven of the eight members attending council's July 18 meeting.

Introduced by Councilman Bob Werner, the resolution listed a multitude of reasons for keeping the dams in place. Two major reasons involved cost of the project and rationale for the removal.

Dating back to the 1800's, the dams are located at the juncture of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers in Easton and the Chain Dam near Easton's Hugh Moore Park.