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BASD-IU20 requests a funding increase

Monday, March 26, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

Two important proposals came before the BASD finance committee at the March 12 meeting. The first was a funding increase request in the budget presentation by Colonial Intermediate Unit 20. The CIU serves Bethlehem and numerous other districts in Northampton, Monroe and Pike counties, making it the eighth largest CIU in the state. The CIU is tasked with balancing 45 different budgets and dozens of services for each participating district.

SAUCON VALLEY-Student walkout raises questions

Monday, March 26, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On the eve of the March 14 National School Walkout, Mark Morawski, a father of two children in the Saucon Valley School District addressed the school board, during their meeting.

Morawski said he strongly believes the school district should be apolitical and focus on education. Morawski asked the board, “What criteria is the district going to apply to determine what protests they support and allow during school hours?”

The response from Superintendent Dr. Craig Butler was, “We are taking one at a time.”

Nestle partners with global leader in renewable energy

Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Nestlé’s recently announced they are partnering with EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, in a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electricity load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The agreement is a major step forward for Nestlé’s ambition to procure 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

The details of the agreement are:

SOUTH SIDE - Spring cleaning tops to-do list

Monday, March 26, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Mayor’s South Side Task Force Chairman Roger Hudak reminded members that the Spring Southside Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are to meet at Farrington Square rain or shine. Breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m. The annual event is sponsored by South Side Task Force and Lehigh’s Community Affairs office, among others. Adrienne Washington from Lehigh University confirmed this at the Feb. 27 meeting.


Monday, March 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

What’s your 17?

To mark the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. and to honor the lives of the 17 students and staff who died one month ago, Salisbury High School is asking students to consider participating in their “What’s Your 17?” campaign.

Principal Heather Morningstar said this campaign challenges all members of the SHS community to be the change they wish to see in the world and to treat one another with kindness and compassion.

LEHIGH COUNTY - Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Monday, March 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.