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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Civilians and First Responders Recognized for Burn Heroism at 12th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.

Council votes to allow LERTA in city

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

By a 5-3 vote, Northampton County Council approved a LERTA program in North Bethlehem at its Sept. 21 meeting. Ken Kraft, Seth Vaughn, Mat Benol and Bob Werner voted yes. Hayden Phillips, Matt Dietz and President John Cusick cast no votes. Peg Ferraro, who did support the LERTA, missed the meeting. This left everything in the hands of Glenn Geissinger, the sole council member who has said nothing about this subject.

He voted yes.

LERTA is an acronym for Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance.

Time to be ‘Going up the Country’ at Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For the most up-to-date information, visit extension.psu.edu and search for “Open Gate.”

·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour during a planned closure, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.

Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80.

Jeanne McNeill accepts 133rd nomination

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.