Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Penn State Extension offerS safety course

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Agriculture has the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.

With training, common sense and safety knowledge, that distinction can be changed.

Due to exposure to potential harm, farmers and others working in agriculture, need to be aware of, promote and practice safety measures on a year-round basis.

Penn State Extension and Lehigh County Farm Bureau are teaming up to host the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation...

Opioid treatment bills in state house hearing

Monday, March 18, 2019 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

Two pieces of legislation aimed at helping the men and women in opioid addiction treatment and recovery were in the spotlight March 12 during a hearing in front of the state House Human Services Committee.

The bills, sponsored by state Rep. Doyle Heffley of Carbon County, would create a bed registry and a warm hand-off for addiction treatment.

“The opioid crisis affects every county and every part of the state, whether you’re rural or urban,” Heffley said. “This is something we...

Gov. Wolf: Warm hand-offs help transition many overdose survivors

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jennifer Smith and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have joined with partners in the drug and alcohol treatment and emergency physician communities to discuss takeaways and next steps following regional summits held to discuss warm hand-off programs around the commonwealth.

The summits were held through March and April and brought together stakeholders from federal, state, and local governments; the drug and...

State of city ‘strong’ says Donchez

Monday, March 18, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Citing Brookings Institution economist Alan Berube in his annual state-of-the-city address recently, Mayor Bob Donchez said Bethlehem is among the country’s strongest recovering industrial cities.

Berube said in an interview earlier this year, in which Donchez participated, that strong cities have innovation engines to create and grow new products, companies and jobs, usually connected with a local research university, and a heavy reinvestment in their downtowns.

Donchez...

LV Jewish community condemns attacks

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley is saddened, shocked and outraged by the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which at least 49 people were murdered and many more were injured while attending Friday prayers in two different mosques.

We strongly condemn this attack, which is a barbaric assault on every person who believes in the dignity of human life.

As the head of New Zealand’s Jewish community stated, there are “no adequate words to describe how sickened...

lent/easter HAPPENINGS

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Friday, March 22

Fish fry supper, raffles, Treasures of Russia boutique. Eat in or take out. 4 to 6:30 p.m. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road. Visit www.facebook.com/stnicholasoca/ or call 610-867-0402.

Saturday, March 30,

Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny visit, light refreshments, children’s activities. Cost; must register in advance. Hanover Township Community Center, Northampton County, 3660...

STUDENT PROFILE-Laurent Weintraub, Saucon Valley HS - by Julie Swan

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)

Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!

Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD

Next steps: I...

MEETING BOARD

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, March 20

BASD board meeting (snow date), Finance and Human Resources committees meetings, 6 p.m. Education Center, Edgeboro room.

Fountain Hill Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

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

Northampton County Personnel Committee meeting, 4 pm., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Finance Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669...

Hellertown - Lost Tavern given approval to expand storage

Monday, March 18, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

During the March 4 Hellertown Council meeting a conditional use hearing was held with Solicitor Michael Corriere overseeing the proceedings. Lost Tavern Brewing is currently located at 782 Main St. in Hellertown and is looking to expand its operation through the purchase of a 7063 square -foot warehouse located at 720 Main St., behind Dunkin’ Donuts. The owners of Neighbors Lawn and Garden Center in Hellertown have owned it for years and used the building for storage.

According to the...