Bethlehem Press

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BETHLEHEM Authority’s wind turbine fight continues

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Ongoing litigious issues continue to plague movement on the authority’s planned wind energy project, as some in Carbon County’s Penn Forest Township seek to stop the construction of giant electricity-generating turbines over the rural landscape.

An important testimony scheduled for a zoning hearing board meeting April 24 never happened, as it bogged down in three and a half hours of cross examination. Authority Executive Director Stephen Repasch said the testimony will (theoretically) be given at the May 22 meeting.

City brings home Silver

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City officials introduced May 10 the newest member of the community’s newest public safety member; Silver. A 2-year-old yellow Labrador, Silver joins the police department’s three more aggressive K9s as an arson dog, specially trained to search for the scent of chemicals and accelerants. She comes to the city through a longtime funding partnership with State Farm, and lives and works with Detective Douglas Nothstein. During the announcement, Mayor Bob Donchez grinned widely at the happy animal and said, “I’m gonna take her home.”

County recognizes senior citizens

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them. The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at the Zentz Building at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Steven Aaronson, of Bethlehem, celebrated the 12th anniversary of Folk Classics on WDIY and is the host of Swing Sunday. He serves as a board operator for the public affairs programs.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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