Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment, sponsored by commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
At an Oct. 18 news conference, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli provided a glimpse into the final hours of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, oldest son of Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid.
It was the last thing Hellertown resident Jacqueline Yelovich ever expected to hear. There was no history of it in her family. She never even smoked. She was only 40-ish. Yet after a routine examination in 2008, she learned she had breast cancer.
"I thought I was going to die," she says. Not only did she live, but Jacquie just completed her fifth breast cancer awareness 5-k earlier this month.
A Fountain Hill native and self-employed title searcher at the Northampton County Courthouse, Jacquie knew she'd have to undergo surgery and radiation.
The second in the season series of Outdoor Film Adventures will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illick's Mill Road. "Tanzanian Safari" will be presented by Bob DeLoss.
The next program will be "Vietnam, Cambodia and Cruising the Mekong Delta" with Clint Denn on Nov. 17. No reservations are needed; tickets are available at the door. For more information, send a post card with name, address, phone and email to John Cornish, 1424-C Catasauqua Road, 18017, or call 610-730-8451.
Gov. Tom Corbett toured the Ben Franklin Partners' TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.
"My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and TechVentures to create the innovative, high-tech and high-wage jobs that emerge from this program," Corbett said during his Oct. 11 visit. "We want to bring young people to Pennsylvania's best schools and keep them here to live out their dreams."
Due to the efforts of the Hellertown Police Department, borough residents who frequent the Rails to Trails may now be able to walk or ride in peace."It's definitely safer for the residents and this grandpop," said Lee Weidner. During the Sept. 17 meeting, Weidner informed borough council ATVs and motorized bikes are destroying the trails and posing a danger to community members.
Under cool breezes, low humidity and sunny skies, the Robert A. Lasso 5K Memorial Run was held Aug. 12 in Freemansburg. The run was held one day after the first anniversary of Robert Lasso's death. It began at the intersection of Cambria and Kossuth streets and ended at the Robert A. Lasso Police Center on Monroe Street.
Officer Robert A. Lasso left behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Rose and Frankie.