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Northampton County Gaming commission: Boroughs ask for assistance

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority is a good place for local boroughs in the Lehigh Valley to ask for financial support in meeting their growing need. On Sept. 24, at Northampton County Courthouse the authority met with several representatives from boroughs that are in the process of applying for grants. Typically the grant process consists of several municipalities asking for a grant for a specific need. The 14-15 Gaming Authority members then have an...

Ben Franklin: Corbett tours business incubator

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett toured the Ben Franklin Partners' TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.

"My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and TechVentures to create the innovative, high-tech and high-wage jobs that emerge from this program," Corbett said during his Oct. 11 visit. "We want to bring young people to...

Notre Dame HS: Homecoming a success; golf team makes history

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in School

It did not take long for the student body this year at Notre Dame to unite, creating a proud sense of school spirit. Popular sayings through the halls at school include, "We are ND" and "It's a great day to be a Crusader!"

Through the trials and tribulations of the football team so far this year, the student section remains faithful to the hardworking team, led by coach Chuck Muller and team captains Noah Miller, a senior, and Stanton Santos, a junior.

The dropping temperatures...

CCCM: Trees needed for the holidays

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Citizens' Christmas City Committee (CCCM) is seeking donations of trees for the Christmas holiday season. The trees need to be nicely shaped, 40-50 feet in height, must be accessible by the roadway and within no more than 10 miles of the city center. A city electrician will come out to the location and inspect the tree for acceptability.

Tree donations will be recognized at the annual Christmas City Tree Lighting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Payrow Plaza.

Anyone wishing to...

Saucon Valley: District makes AYP; hs gets warning

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Saucon Valley has attained Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) based on the district's performance on the 2011-12 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test.

Saucon Valley Elementary and Middle schools achieved AYP status. Saucon Valley High School, however, has been placed on "warning status."

According to released results, 68 percent of 11th-grade students were deemed proficient on the reading portion of the exam. On the math section of the exam, 56 percent of students...

No ID needed Nov. 6

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

November's election is now officially unconstrained by Pennsylvania's oft-debated voter ID law.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson decided on an injunction Oct. 2, which will allow residents to vote without photo ID, but does not entirely take the law off the table after November.

Simpson was ordered by the State Supreme Court a few weeks ago to better research his initial decision allowing the law. He was told to make certain the law could disenfranchise no voters to be...