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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...

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.

'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...

COLLEGE NOTES

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Community College

Staff membered honored

The following Northampton Community College (NCC) faculty and staff members have recently received awards for excellence in their work. The awards and the recipients are: Christensen Excellence in Teaching: Charles Rinehimer, professor of biology; Support Staff Excellence Award: Diana Holva, financial aid/veterans' affairs assistant; Professional Staff Excellence: Carolyn Brady, director counseling and support services;...

BAPL

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

The Bethlehem Area Public Library will host a get ready for Kindergarten program at 11 a.m. on August 16 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. There will be stories, activities and a film for any five-year-old resident of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Hanover Township (Northampton County) or Lower Saucon.

Registration is not required. For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.