In Bethlehem, two members of City Council have proposed strong comprehensive ethics legislation for elected and public officials. How important do you think laws like this are to insure these officials conduct themselves properly?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by NOTE: THE FOLLOWING RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL AS REPORTED LEHIGH AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ELECTION BUREAUS. LEHIGH COUNTY JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS in Local News
(D) Melissa Pavlack 11,870
(R) Melissa Pavlack 9,476
County Executive (vote for 1)
(D) Phillips Armstrong 11,479
(R) Brad Osborne 6,326
Glenn Eckhart 4,940
(D) Bob Elbich 2,134
(R) Marc J. Grammes 2,734
District 3 (vote for 1)
(D) Dennis Leroy Pearson 723
Basilio Bonilla Jr. 600
Amy Zanelli 1,608
(R) Robert E. Smith Jr. 1,604
In a seven-to-one vote May 15, Bethlehem Area School District directors passed the proposed final 2017-18 budget that includes one of the lowest tax increases in the district’s history, as well as some painful cuts to programming and staff positions.
The total budget of $271.8 million represents an overall 4.24 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget of $260.7 million, with primary cost drivers being salaries at $1.66 million, retirement contributions at $3.15 million and special...
BASD: Iron Pigs fundraiser June 9
There will be a Bethlehem Area School District pediatric cancer mini-thon fund raiser at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on June 9. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. but come out early for all the festivities and the Friday night fireworks afterwards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Freedom HS: Scholarship winners
The Lehigh Valley Chapter, Society of Professional Engineers, awarded five $2,...
Family members: Stephen (father), Rebecca (mother), Mary Ellen (sister), Joel (brother)
Favorite subject: Any science-related subject because the more I learn about the world, the more I realize how little we know; that, to me, is intriguing.
Activities: NHS treasurer, student leader of Freedom HS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, cross country, track and field
Next steps: I intend to pursue an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a master’s in...
Bob Jones University
Abigail Stoeckmann of Bethlehem, a senior interior design major, was named to Bob Jones University’s spring 2017 dean’s list. The list recognizes students who earned a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.
Bob Jones University is located at 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, S.C. 29614. For information, call 800-252-6363 or visit www.bju.edu.
Journalism major Morgan Kornfeind, of...
Present and future redevelopment was on the minds of city council members at their meeting May 17, as they joined with members of the Southside Historic Conservation Commission (HCC) to present awards to three property owners. The awards cited two property owners for adaptive reuse of a building and one for scale of the renovation project.
Phil Roeder, chair of the HCC, said, “It’s easy to see the visual benefits of redevelopment. When you visit the neighborhoods you can feel the...
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Up to 30 go-kart teams will compete in the inaugural SteelStacks Grand Prix from noon to 4 p.m. June 18. The event, presented by Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and ArtsQuest, includes racing, family activities, a car show, food vendors and trucks and features track side “grandstand” viewing areas and pit row VIP packages,
The karts will race on a Mike McCreary custom designed half-mile track course. The top teams from the preliminary heats will advance to the 3 p.m. finals. There will be a...