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Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, January 29

Snow date: BASD regular Board meeting, 7 p.m. East Hills MS auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Bethlehem Twp. Norco Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Monday, February 3

Board Facilities and Board Curriculum Committees meeting, 6 p.m. Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Bethlehem Twp. Norco Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Fountain Hill Council...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Paul to retire from BFTP/NEP

President and Chief Executive Officer R. Chadwick Paul Jr. will retire after 18 years from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania effective July 1, 2020.

Between 2002 and 2018, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania created 10,590 technology-based jobs in client companies and retained 23,167 jobs. According to an independent study by the Pennsylvania Economy League, these jobs are in industries...

STUDENT PROFILE - Kenan Kanopka Jr., Freedom HS - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: My mom is Kim Kanopka. My sister is Brittany Huber. My dad is Kenan Kanopka Sr.

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects revolve around the maths and sciences. In particular, my favorite classes are the Biomedical Science PL TW courses. These courses provide an opportunity in high school that many kids do not get until college. I also enjoy math, especially my Calculus 3 course at Lafayette, because math has rules and there is almost always an answer....

Bullying addressed, expenses OK’d

Monday, January 27, 2020 by CHRIS HARING in Local News

The first Saucon Valley School Board meeting of the new year continued in much the same vein as those held in the last few months of 2019, with yet more discussion related to the district’s much-publicized battle with its student bullying and harassment issues. The Board also voted unanimously twice to approve spending, including two new school buses at over $50,000 per bus, as well as a $3,000 increase in annual salary for Superintendent Dr. Craig Butler.

Longtime district resident...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in School

Nursing students graduate

Penn State Lehigh Valley Practical Nursing students Jennifer A. Lawless, Tanya Marie Santly, Marie C. Sedlock and Elesandra Zayas, all Bethlehem area residents, earned a certificate in practical nursing and graduated in a December 20 program at the P.S. - L.V. campus.

The graduates, who also received their pins, have qualified to test for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

The Most Compassionate Award winner was...

Air Products gives $1.5M to ArtsQuest projects

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Air Products, a world leading industrial gas company and community leader in the Lehigh Valley, has once again taken a leading role in support of the surrounding community and the arts. The Air Products Foundation has pledged $1.5 million as the inaugural “Founding Corporate Partner” in supporting ArtsQuest’s new overall 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center coming to Bethlehem’s Third Street.

The Air Products Foundation grant will lead in the development of the Cultural Center’s new...