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STATE: Boscola reintroduces child safety bill

Monday, February 11, 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...

GOV. WOLF: Antique show set for March 2,3

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Governor Wolf Historical Society's fifth annual benefit antique show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at 6600 Jacksonville Road. The 18th century Ralston McKeen House, the Governor Wolf Academy and the Monocacy School will house 35 plus exhibitors featuring local primitives, furniture, textiles, folk art and more.

There will be ongoing demonstrations and tastings of open hearth cooking, and food provided by The Daily Grind of Bath.


PennDOT: Applications due by Feb. 22

Monday, February 11, 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.

Northampton County: Building plan divides council

Monday, February 11, 2013 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Northampton County Executive John Stoffa hopes he will see a centralized human services building before he finishes his term in office.

According to Stoffa, 18,000 residents use the county's human services at two different buildings and the county needs to do a better job of providing these services and protecting the people who live and work in these buildings. The Governor Wolf Building in Easton and the Martin J. Bechtel Building in Bethlehem are currently owned by the county, but...

YMCA: McGeehan donates books

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The YMCA of Bethlehem has received $1,000 worth of children's books given by long-time member and supporter John McGeehan, CEO of Barker and Barker Corporation, and his sons Gavin and John. Children from infants to school age, received a book of their own while at the YMCA Child Care Center last month.

Additional books from this donation will be added to the center's Lending Library.

STATE: Boscola remains committee chair

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

State Sen. Lisa Boscola has been re-appointed as Democratic chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. She has served in this position since she was first elected to the Senate in 1998.

The committee reviews legislation involving utility issues and the state boards that license and regulate numerous professions in the state.

She was re-elected by her Democratic colleagues to chair the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. This group has held...

MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS: Spring musical practice begins

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in School

T'was the second semester and all through the halls, well, the school just kept going with nary a pause. New schedules, new classes, new scarves, gloves, and jackets, but students went on with their tried-and-true habits.

It's February now at Moravian, and school life continues to advance at full speed; snow and cold weather have not put a damper on the various student activities and accomplishments. (Even those seniors already accepted into college continue their hard work.) Musical...