Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

MILLAGE RATE COMPARISONS

MILLAGE RATE COMPARISONS

Comparison of selected results of the two proposed millage rates in the proposed 2019 budget. (3.64 mils proposed by the Board of Commissioners vs. 3.79 mils proposed by County Executive Phillips Armstrong]).

@ 3.64 @ 3.79

Taxes $107,958,523 $112,407,363

Total Expenditures

$122,579,495 $122,579,495

Beginning Stabilization Fund Balance $30,000,000 $30,000,000

Ending Stabilization Fund Balance

$21,661,546 $26,110,386

Exec vetoes budget amendments

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the budget for 2019 Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by County Commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.

He made the announcement in a special news conference at the Lehigh Administration building attended by the press, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and one Lehigh County Commissioner, Democrat Amy Zanelli.

He warned against letting the Commissioner’s amended budget harm the County’s bond rating.

Future Grenadiers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Gould family members are devoted fans of the Liberty HS Grenadier Band. It’s little wonder, given that Katie DeLong Gould and her sisters-in-law Amy Gould Swanson and Alyson Gould Brader, were all majorettes in the band.

Katie Delong Gould even made a trip to England and Scotland with the Grenadiers in her freshman year at Liberty during the 1995-96 school year. So, it follows that her twins, Evelyn and Bradyn, have made the Grenadiers their favorite marching band as well.

STUDENT PROFILE Logan Maeding, Moravian Academy

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Grade: 10th

Family members: Mom (Heather), Dad (Glen), brother (Luke), sisters (Kyara, Makayla, Carline), nephew (Elijah)

Favorite subject(s): Math, since math just flows for me, and English, because I love to write.

Activities: Dance, acting, Boy Scouts and Robotics

Next steps (after high school): I want to go to Stevens Institute of Technology for electrical engineering, and maybe get an internship with Google.

Career goals: I want to be an Electrical Engineering Consultant

Mounted Unit welcomes friends

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Residents of Bethlehem and throughout the region had an opportunity to learn more about the Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Patrol in early September. The second annual open house at the Quadrant Private Wealth Stable on East Langhorne Avenue had hundreds of visitors throughout the day, with activities for all ages. The day ended with a sold-out western barbecue.

BETHLEHEM City council taken to task

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Perhaps still hot with election fever Nov. 7, 10 residents spoke for a full hour to council, many of them demanding transparency, answers and action from city government.

From resource allocation to shelter maintenance to poorly constructed curbs, item after item was clearly delivered for council’s digestion. But some items may cause a little heartburn.

‘Thank you’ veterans

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Miller Heights ES Principal Deborah Roeder welcomed dozens of veterans to the school’s 18th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 8, noting the importance of honoring and recognizing their service and sacrifices.

Students sang patriotic songs, read inspirational messages and were joined by the Freedom HS Women’s Choir and Patriot Band Fife and Drum Corps.

Fifth grade students in Boy Scout Troop 346 and Girl Scout Troop 8373 presented the colors during a procession into the gymnasium, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

‘King of Bethlehem Firemen’ opens

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Local News

Images from the time show a distinguished man with a firm brow and a magnificent handlebar mustache. S. Charles Seckelman had the look of a man who was a leader, and in the 19th century he was known as the King of the Bethlehem Firemen.

A new play about the Seckelman, premiering Saturday at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, takes a look at the renowned firefighter and his time, when volunteers relied on horse-drawn apparatus and the nearest body of water to put out fires.