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Northampton County: Council delays contract decision

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Backed by a strong presence from Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC) employees, a paramedic's well-delivered speech convinced Northampton County Council to delay its decision to award a contract for Gracedale residents to LifeStar Response, a non-emergency medical transport service.

Council's unanimous decision will allow NAC to meet with Gracedale's administration, county council representatives and county human services administrators to review the local corps' contract bid to see how...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In April, a three-judge Commonwealth Court panel told Bethlehem Township that its zoning ordinance needed an overhaul. A failure to provide for prisons made the ordinance unconstitutionally exclusionary. Township commissioners, at their Sept. 4 meeting, decided unanimously to advertise an ordinance that will allow for prisons in agricultural zones. They are doing so over the objections of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC).

In an Aug. 11 letter from the LVPC's David Berryman...

Hanover Twp: Electronics recycle day Sept. 29

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Hanover Township will host a free electronics recycling day Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everything from cell phones to refrigerators will be accepted. There will be a small fee for batteries (75 cents per pound) and fluorescent lamps (25 cents each). This event will take place at the municipal complex, located at 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Supervisor Jack Nagle made this announcement during a brief meeting of the township supervisors Sept. 11, following a flag retirement ceremony....

Freedom HS profile: Kristen Dalton

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Mom, Susan Dalton; dad, Michael Dalton; sister, Kaitlin Dalton; brother, Patrick Dalton

Favorite subject: English and history. I enjoy creative writing and reading timeless classics. I also believe building a future relies on what we learn from the past.

Activities: Cheerleading, newspaper, FEA, FBLA and Ski Club

Next steps: Attend a four-year college, get a job, be successful and change the world

Career goals: Become a talk show...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, September 26

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Board, 7 p.m., 10 E. Church St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Thursday, September 27

Hanover Twp. Zoning, 7 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Lower Saucon Twp. Planning...

Article By: Lavage

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Lavage in Social News

Couple renew vows

at Heidelberg UCC

Edward and Eleanor Lavage of Bethlehem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25 with a renewal of vows ceremony at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Heidelberg Township, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

The ceremony at Heidelberg Church was special to Eleanor because she is a descendant of Casper Peter, one of the founding members of Heidelberg Church, founded in 1740.

The couple were married Aug. 25,...