Bethlehem Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

People Say

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Opinion

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?

Primary election results

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

Commissioners

District 1

(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

District Judges

Magisterial...

Bethlehem Area School District will see 2017-18 tax hike

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by LIZ KEMMERER in Local News

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...

SCHOOL Notes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in School

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 mihend2731@gmail.com for information.

Freedom HS: Scholarship winners

The Lehigh Valley Chapter, Society of Professional Engineers, awarded five $2,...

STUDENT PROFILE Sarah Beth Dunn, Freedom HS

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

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...

DEAN’S LISTS

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in School

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.

Ithaca College

Journalism major Morgan Kornfeind, of...

Bethlehem City Council honors 3 property owners

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by MICHELLE MEEH in Local News

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...

STEELSTACKS Go-karts race planned June 18

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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...