Bethlehem Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

DLARC Radio classes to start March 6

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free, open to the public, classes for both entry-level Amateur Radio license and the General Class license from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning March 6, and run for 10 Tuesday evenings (the FCC license test will be offered on the last evening) at the Gracedale Complex, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064. Amateur (Ham) radio is used for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other users anywhere in the...

PennDOT Real ID compliancy reminder

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Department of Homeland Security announced that as of Jan. 22, travelers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel.

Because Pennsylvania is currently under a REAL ID extension, travelers with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued driver’s licenses or ID cards may continue to use their standard driver’s...

AARP Meeting on March 1

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown AARP Chapter No. 5415 will meet at noon March 1 at St. Timothy Church, 140 So. Ott St., Allentown.

The program at 1 p.m. will be presented by Martha Lieberman with Project Lifesaver.

Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Council revisits junker ordinance

Monday, February 19, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The increasing number of vehicles covered by blue tarps in neighborhoods with limited space - some inoperable and missing parts - has council seriously discussing the junked or abandoned vehicles ordinance Feb. 5.

Currently, under Chapter 430 of the code index, the borough does not allow junked or abandoned vehicles, unless the owner has a permit and covers the vehicles with a blue tarp. The permit cost $50 per vehicle and is valid for one year. The owner has the option to renew at...

Pleasant Valley mourns victim

Monday, February 19, 2018 by JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER in Local News

Pleasant Valley is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Chris Hixon, a 1986 graduate and athleteat the Brodheadsville school, was among those killed in the shootings Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla.

Hixon was the athletic director at the school.

News sources close to Parkland state that Hixon was one of the first to be identified after a former student entered the school brandishing an AK-15 semi-automatic rifle and numerous magazines.

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STATE PSP issue 2017 drug seizure report

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pa. State Police announced recently that troopers confiscated $14,747,304 in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2017.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, state police seized more than 18 pounds of heroin and over 111 pounds of fentanyl. The drugs have a combined street value of $2,269,920. Troopers also removed nearly 181 pounds of cocaine and 34 pounds of methamphetamines, valued at nearly $4.7, million from the highways and...

District begins summer planning

Monday, February 19, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The BASD Facilities Committee met on Feb. 5, and although the temperature outside was below freezing, summer plans were a major talking point for the committee. The district has over $2.3 million worth of summer projects planned for summer 2018, all of which were sent out to bid recently.

The first $1.1 million in bids were returned and accepted, with the district coming in sixty-six thousand dollars under the estimated costs. These projects include finishing the interior floors at...

SCHOOL NEWS

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in School

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will host Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at a presentation that is free and open to the public. It is the second of the school’s parenting education series presentations for this year, sponsored by Brookside Dental.

“You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me” is Dr. Fowlin’s one-man performance, which will deal with issues such as race, discrimination, violence prevention, suicide, gender equality and homophobia and strategies to...