Bethlehem Press

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Across the miles

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in School

Fourth-grade students at James Buchanan ES got to learn all they could from state Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-135) via a live feed web chat from their west Bethlehem classroom. For nearly an hour, teacher Eric Bellucci's fourth-grade class peppered Samuelson with questions about politics, presidents, the role of government, the difficulties associated with being an elected official and his family. Samuelson regularly visits schools within the 135th legislative district, according to his...

SouthSidE

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be free salsa and hip hop lessons for residents of the SouthSide (ages 13 to 19) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. starting Aug. 7. The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions run to August 29 at the Fowler Hispanic Youth Center, 502 E. Fourth St. Call 610-868-7800.

Paying a fair share School district seeks reassessment on commercial properties

Friday, August 10, 2012 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Long a method used by property owners to reduce their tax bills, the assessment appeal will now be used by Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) to increase revenue – they call it a "reverse tax appeal."

Administration officials think they can collect $1.5 to $2 million more per year from residents by getting some big-ticket properties reassessed.

BASD Superintendent Joseph Roy said if the district had received that money, last year's budget would have only been increased 3.3...

'We like M&Ms' Liberty student earns national math honors

Friday, August 10, 2012 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Troi Pitt has her name in lights - really. The 15-year old math whiz's name is literally in lights at the corner of Easton and East Elizabeth avenues where Liberty HS's digital message board trumpets successes and important events to passersby.

Troi recently won a Bronze Medal in Houston, Texas, when she placed in the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics math competition sponsored by the NAACP.

The LHS sophomore was one of four girls that the Bethlehem...

PA One Book

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) is participating in the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child initiative.

This year's selection, "Stop Snoring, Bernard," by Zachariah O'Hora, will be read on the hour throughout the day on Aug. 15 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. The story is about a little otter whose snoring bothers the other animals. There will be crafts.

For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.