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Bethlehem Township: Ballot challenge in board seat race

Monday, March 18, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Commodities broker Raymond Russin has challenged incumbent Paul Weiss for a seat on Bethlehem Township's Board of Commissioners. But in papers filed Friday afternoon, attorney Brian Monahan wants Russin tossed off the ballot because Russin never filed a required "Statement of Financial Interests" at township offices, listing his direct and indirect sources of income.

In 1997, when a Northampton County Council candidate filed a "Statement of Financial Interests" with the Council Clerk...

SANDS: Lights go out for Earth Hour

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

On March 23 at 8:30 p.m., Sands Bethlehem, along with Las Vegas Sands' resorts in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macao, is joining the world by turning off all non-essential exterior lights for one hour - Earth Hour. It's part of the largest public message for environmental change ever.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when more than two million people turned off their lights for one hour to take a stand for environmental protection. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon...

Fountain Hill: Zoners approve use of building for small classes

Monday, March 18, 2013 by BILL TATTERSALL in Local News

Fountain Hill Planning Commission voted March 11 to recommend a text amendment to the residential office zone on Delaware Avenue.

St. Luke's Health Network officals asked for the change so they could continue holding university classes in the Estes office building and other offices across the street from the hospital. Under the current zoning, classrooms are allowed but a university is not.

Representatives of the hospital told planners they were not aware they could not teach...

Lasso 5K : Memorial run set for April 20

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

The annual Robert Lasso Memorial 5k run will be held at 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Packets are available from noon to 8 p.m. April 19 at the YMCA. Non-runner donations are accepted.

Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed on August 11, 2011, while responding to a disturbance call in the borough. He is survived by his wife and two young children. Proceeds from the run will be donated to the Robert Lasso...


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

Wednesday, March 20

Hellertown Borough Zoning, 6:30 p.m., 685 Main St.

Fountain Hill work session, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.

Thursday, March 21

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, March 25

Northampton Co. Gaming Authority, 5:30 p.m. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Historic Conservation Commission 7 p.m., Banana Factory, 25 E. Third St. (change of date this meeting only).

Tuesday, March26


Hanover Township: Board race quiet

Monday, March 18, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

In contrast to Bethlehem Township, where two commissioners have been challenged and a ballot challenge is under way, the supervisors' race in Hanover Township is quiet. Supervisors John N. Diacogiannis and Stephen R. Salvesen, both of them Republicans, face no challenges to their $2,500 per year position.

At their March 12 meeting, they tormented Solicitor Jim Broughal with a resolution declaring the week of March 17 as Solicitors' Week in Hanover Township. Broughal has served the...

BETHLEHEM: HBP Events set for March, April

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

Historic Bethlehem Partnership will hold a chocolate event between noon and 4 p.m. March 23 and 24 at the Visitor's Center and 1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St.

The Magic of Chocolate magic performances and a visit from Peter Rabbit will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. each day. There will be interactive demonstrations about the history of chocolate, making chocolate the colonial way and displays traditional chocolate making equipment.

There will be free access to HBP museums and...

SkillsUSA results

Monday, March 18, 2013 by The Press in School

These talented students from The Press coverage area were awarded medals at SkillsUSA.

Gold Medals

Automated Manufacturing Technology

Evan Dietrich, Parkland

Kane Morrison, Emmaus

Zachary Bath, Parkland

Automotive Refinishing

Brian Anthony, Parkland

Commercial Baking

Amanda Bennicoff, Emmaus

Crime Scene Investigation

John Rodriguez, Freedom

Tyler Kulanko, Freedom

Yancy Munoz, Freedom