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Saucon Valley: Board reviews graduation changes

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Saucon Valley High School Principal Eric Kahler presented to school board members, teachers and parents proposed graduation changes at the board's Oct. 23 meeting.

The changes, which were not well received by those in attendance, will see graduation credit requirements go from 28 credits to 26 credits. The changes will allow students greater leeway in earning 17 credits in core subjects. Also, Advanced Placement classes will receive greater weight than honors courses when calculating grade point averages.

Hellertown: Council wants to fix Detwiller Plaza fountain

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hellertown resident Joe Delfoe asked Hellertown borough council Nov. 5 to make a commitment to assisting him restore the stone fountain located at the Borough Authority Park, near Rentzheimer Drive. Delfoe currently is responsible for maintaining the clock tower and the fountain in Detwiller Plaza.

"I know we're in trouble, in terms of how money goes, but a person came to me to give monies to get the fountain going," Delfoe said.

Hellertown: Borough took recent hurriane 'In stride'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Hellertown public works and police departments were lauded during the Nov. 5 council meeting for their work during Hurricane Sandy.

Borough Manager Cathy Kichline said both departments responded well to the storm. "Thank you very much," Kichline said to department personnel. "It was well appreciated."

Hellertown Mayor Richard Fluck also thanked the police department for its efforts.

Fountain Hill: Council thanks responders, workers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

When Fountain Hill Council met Nov. 5, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was still very much on the minds of many local residents. The primary agenda item was thanking the police, fire and the public works departments of Fountain Hill. Their ongoing efforts during the crippling Hurricane Sandy are greatly appreciated by council.

Council member Carolee Gifford thanked the fire department.