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Monday, February 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs


"Anything Goes", 7:30 p.m. February 28, March 1, 2 ; 2 p.m. March 3. Auditorium, 2097 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.


"The Mystery of Edwin Drood", 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2; 2 p.m. March 3. Dyer Auditorium, Walter Hall, Moravian Academy Merle-Smith Campus, 4313 Green Pond Road.


"A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum", 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16. 1115 Linden St.


"Les Miserables – school...

BASD: Board approves budget draft

Monday, February 18, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN in Local News

During a special meeting Feb. 11, Bethlehem Area School Board members voted to approve a preliminary budget for 2013-14 by a 6-2 vote, with Basilio Bonilla Jr. and Irene Follweiler dissenting.

Total revenue for 2013-2014 is projected at $216,448,028, up 1.85 percent from last year and expenditures are $224,644,723, up 5.71 percent. The proposed budget represents a revenue/expenditure gap of $8,196,695, or about 2.89 mills. Cost drivers contributing to the shortfall are salaries, state...

ELECTION 2013: Dolan running for third term

Monday, February 18, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City Councilwoman Karen Dolan has announced she will run for a third term.

"I love the work, and I believe my role on council is important," Dolan said in a statement. "A lot of people recognize my name for environmental and historic preservation work, but on council, I advocate for all quality of life issues: safe streets and walkable neighborhoods, maintained parks and job-producing economic development, reasonable tax rates and the highest quality city services we can afford."...

PennDOT: Applications due by Feb. 22

Monday, February 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications for May through August employment for students and government service interns. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's licenses, must be 18 years old and must be enrolled in in college for the fall 2013 semester. Submissions must be received by the close of the business day on Feb. 22.

State of the City: 'Results speak for themselves'

Monday, February 18, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Mayor John Callahan gave his ninth and last state of the city address to a crowd of friends and officials at ArtsQuest SteelStacks the morning of Feb. 14.

After a decade, he said he felt compelled to compare today's hard truths with his own optimism from 2004, but that Bethlehem has made better improvements and a more transformative recovery from its industrial past than any other city in the region.

"For 125 years, the answer to most questions in Bethlehem was "Bethlehem Steel...

Fountain Hill: Council, police face tough choices

Monday, February 18, 2013 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

For the first time this year members of the Fountain Hill Borough Council had to call to order an executive session. The executive session was held in private before the council meeting, and outcomes were made public after the session was over. On Feb. 4, Mayor Jose Rosado announced that during the executive meeting all members of the council had come to a unanimous decision. The mayor, on behalf of the council, decided to terminate officer Grady Cunningham for conduct unbecoming of an...

ELECTION 2013: Borso seeks NorCo Council seat

Monday, February 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County native Christen T. Borso has announces her run for one of five of the county at-large council seats.

Borso is a Liberty HS class of 1987 graduate. She graduated from NCC in 1991. Since then, she has devoted her time to starting and growing two small businesses here in the Lehigh Valley.

She would like to focus on strengthening NORCO's relationship with the LVEDC. She believes that Northampton County has a lot to offer to corporations looking for a new home:...

Saucon Valley: Board OKs calendar change

Monday, February 18, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A snow day taken Jan. 28 has impacted this year's Saucon Valley School District calendar.

Saucon Valley School Board members approved changing the district calendar. The board decided Feb. 12 to change June 10 to a full day of school and June 12 as an early dismissal.

In other business, the board decided to reserve its March 12 meeting for budget discussions.

Board member Ralph Puerta recommended the board discuss the budget in March, rather than April, to allow the...