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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Community Schools benefit from registering store cards

Registering or reregistering Giant, Bottom Dollar and Target store cards will help local schools. With all of the cuts in school funding, this helps supplement programming, school supplies and other needs. School names and codes are available on the websites.

Register Giant cards after August 26 at; Bottom Dollar anytime at; and Target anytime at

The 'art of listening to each other' Northampton County opens 100-bed rehab center in West Easton

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Northampton County is famous for its cacophony and dissonance, but Aug. 22 was an unusually harmonious day. It occurred, strangely enough, during the dedication of a new, 100-bed treatment center for drunk drivers and domestic relations offenders in tiny West Easton Borough. The person who set the tone was West Easton's 73-year-old mayor, Gerry Gross.

Brennan dissolves campaign -- McNeill picked to run in Nov.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Following his Aug. 15 arrest for beating his wife and driving drunk, State Rep. Joseph Brennan, (D-133) announced in a brief statement Aug. 22 he is ceasing his campaign for November re-election.

"I have been privileged to represent the 133rd District for the past six years, but today I am submitting a request to remove my name from the November ballot," Brennan said. "I will remain in office until the conclusion of my term on Nov. 30 and my offices will remain open and staffed to help constituents deal with state government."

This week in Bethlehem history -- Hoover-Mason Trestle

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Steel plant is as important to our national history as any Civil War battlefield or former president's home. There is no better symbol for the pervasive loss of American industry that occurred at the end of the 20th century. Yet it seems that no government body or educational institution can afford the costs of preserving the Bethlehem plant.