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STATE: Boscola reintroduces child safety bill

Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Senator Lisa M. Boscola has re-introduced a legislative package aimed at keeping children safe. Included for bills regarding residency restrictions for convicted sex offenders, increased penalties for drug delivery and forfeiture of public pensions, forfeiture of parental rights, removal of statute of limitations and chronic runaway child program.

Boscola said she hopes the media focus on the Sandusky scandal will help put proposals aimed at helping children and strengthening child...


Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

Valentine Day dinner set

A "Valentine's Day Delight" dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Gates Center, Alumni Hall, Main Campus. The meal will be prepared by NCC culinary arts students.There will be a silent auction showcasing wines, area restaurants, jewelry and gifts.

To register, visit Proceeds benefit student scholarships, professional...

ACS: Daffodil Days chair named

Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Anne Baum has been named as the Lehigh Valley honorary chair and Sally Kocis as the Daffodil Day committee chair for the 40th annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. The sponsor is Easton Hospital.

The first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope for cancer patients and others. Ray O. Hope, the ninth of an exclusive ACS Daffodil Days Boyd Bear collection, will be available for a Project Care donation. The bear will be given to a local child in need.

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PPL : May 1 could see rate increase

Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

PPL Electric Utilities recently filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (P.U.C.) to implement a distribution system improvement charge to recover costs associated with new capital investments, under a state law that was signed in early 2012.

The request could take effect on May 1. The potential impact on a customer's bill is expected to be less than two-tenths of one percent, or seven cents on a typical monthly residential bill for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of usage...

DA's white collar prosecution draws thanks

Monday, January 28, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Following a nearly weeklong trial earlier this month, a Northampton County jury convicted two Scranton area businessmen of stealing nearly $832,000 from Bethlehem Township. Instead of buying street lights from PPL, as promised, this duo spent large sums of money on themselves. Instead of passing this complicated case off to one of his assistants, District Attorney John Morganelli tried the case himself. His efforts were recognized at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Township's Board of...

Scouts honor Fowler, Ramos

Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council honored two area scouting supporters recently at its 2012 Scoutreach Reception. Marlene "Linny" Fowler received the Whitney M. Young Service Award and the family of Luis Ramos accepted the "Vale La Pena" (It is worth it) Award on behalf of the late Latino leader who lost his life in a 2008 automobile crash. In brief remarks, Minsi Trails Council CEO Craig Poland said both Fowler and Ramos "brought their talent, treasure and time" to the Scoutreach...

Board drops 2 courses next year

Monday, January 28, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Saucon Valley School Board voted 6-3 during it's first meeting of the year to discontinue offering applied government and economics courses beginning 2013-14. Voting in opposition were board members Sandra Miller, Edward Inghrim and Lanita Lum.

Based on the high school's three-track system, applied courses are lower-level courses.

"We've found that students in applied classes have consistently not been meeting academic standards to graduate," Assistant Superintendent Carl...

VETERANS: Monthly meetings to be held Feb. 4

Monday, January 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Harry F. W. Johnson Post #379, American Legion, will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the DAR Rose Garden log cabin, Eighth Ave. and West Union Blvd. The United Veterans of Bethlehem will meet immediately afterward.

All veterans are welcome to attend. Veterans who are not presently Legionnaires or those wishing to transfer to a local Bethlehem Post are also invited.

For more information, call 610-866-3835.

Tips for the cold

Monday, January 28, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Last week's cold snap reminded us we're in Pennsylvania in January, and the American Red Cross' Lehigh Valley chapter is offering tips for those surprised by the sudden chill.

Communications Specialist Jennifer Loconte said the very mild winter has yet to demand a serious effort from the Red Cross, but it is ready to act.

She said last week an emergency shelter was opened in Copley for residents who lost UGI heating gas, but the company provided hotel vouchers and repaired the...