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BASD: Nitschmann decision coming

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN in Local News

At the Feb. 4 school board meeting, the last before the Feb. 25 final decision on the Nitschmann MS renovation versus rebuild debate, district engineers D'HUY compared the old building's general space deficiencies with the more efficient newer buildings.

Thirteen areas were deemed deficient by current standards, Director of Facilities and Operations Mark Stein said, but the discussion seemed to be little more than additional confirm of existing problems to a board already leaning toward constructing a new school.

Notre Dame HS Mini-THON: $61,000 plus 'For the Kids'

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by MARY PAIGE NESFEDER Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Notre Dame's fifth annual MiniTHON this past weekend featured 250 students standing and dancing for a total of 24 hours, raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer.

The participants, split up into six different color teams, went up against each other in various games throughout the 24 hours. They also enjoyed taking part in Zumba routines, a visit from athletic trainer Barry Lovelace, as well as energizing pilates exercises.

The dancers ate every three hours, feasting on foods such as Chick-fil-a sandwiches, fruit and eggs and bacon for breakfast.

ELECTION 2013: Reibman seeks NorCo Council seat

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Glenn Reibman, a former county council member and executive, announced he is candidacy to once again fill that role Feb. 19.

Reibman, a Democrat, was first elected county executive in 1990 and served two terms before joining county council, in which he served eight terms, six of which as president.

He said in a statement he is excited about continuing to serve and finish the work he began in 1990.

ELECTION 2013: Melnick seeks city council seat

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Longtime local economic development director Steve Melnick announced his candidacy for city council Feb. 12.

"Bethlehem is not making the investments in our city's future that are needed to increase our vibrancy," he said in a statement, "and as a result we are at a crossroads. I believe I have the experience, ideas, partnerships and commitment to help ensure a better future for all residents."

Fountain Hill: Council, police face tough choices

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

For the first time this year members of the Fountain Hill Borough Council had to call to order an executive session. The executive session was held in private before the council meeting, and outcomes were made public after the session was over. On Feb. 4, Mayor Jose Rosado announced that during the executive meeting all members of the council had come to a unanimous decision. The mayor, on behalf of the council, decided to terminate officer Grady Cunningham for conduct unbecoming of an officer.

Saucon Valley: Board OKs calendar change

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A snow day taken Jan. 28 has impacted this year's Saucon Valley School District calendar.

Saucon Valley School Board members approved changing the district calendar. The board decided Feb. 12 to change June 10 to a full day of school and June 12 as an early dismissal.

In other business, the board decided to reserve its March 12 meeting for budget discussions.

election 2013: Ott seeks Lehigh County exec job

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Executive in front of a room full of supporters at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, Jan. 24.

Ott, a Republican, is one of a new breed of politicians, who see a greatly reduced role for government in the future.

Currently, Ott is the only declared candidate for the Executive position.

ELECTION 2013: Dolan running for third term

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City Councilwoman Karen Dolan has announced she will run for a third term.

"I love the work, and I believe my role on council is important," Dolan said in a statement. "A lot of people recognize my name for environmental and historic preservation work, but on council, I advocate for all quality of life issues: safe streets and walkable neighborhoods, maintained parks and job-producing economic development, reasonable tax rates and the highest quality city services we can afford."