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Cat overpopulation issue licked

Monday, October 8, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Members of the community were in attendance at the Sept. 19 meeting to voice their outrage about Ordinance 844, which would prohibit the feeding of feral cats in Fountain Hill Borough and recognize the right of residents to remove feral cats from their property and penalties for violations thereof.

Martha Kahan, president of No Nonsense Neutering, gave a presentation to council. Kahan said No Nonsense Neutering is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. They have provided low cost spay/neuter...

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.

Every year US News releases its list after analyzing data from 20,500 public schools...

South Whitehall officer’s case will go to court

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Police Log

Magisterial District Judge Daniel Trexler, at a preliminary hearing on Thursday, sent, or “bound over” former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Robert Roselle’s case to court. Roselle is charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Joseph Santos, reportedly from New Jersey.

A spokeswoman for the Lehigh District Attorney’s office said no trial date has been set at this time.

The hearing Sept. 20 was attended by the defendant, family members, reporters, legal staff,...

City takes action on feral cat issue

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

As to Bethlehem, Chief of Police Mark A. DiLuzio announced Oct. 2 that his department and Bethlehem Health Department Director Kristin Wenrich have signed a contract with another nonprofit, No Nonsense Neutering (NNN), to immediately start trapping and processing feral cats in Bethlehem. After processing the cats will be released.

“It is a public safety and public health issue,” said DiLuzio. “NNN will start trapping this weekend.”

No Nonsense Neutering will spay or neuter (...

Halloween Hauntings

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Trick or Treat Nights

October 26, 6 to 8 p.m.: Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Hanover Township (Northampton County), Upper Saucon.

October 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Hellertown, Lower Saucon.


Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Saucon Valley Spirit parade.

Oct. 28, 2 p.m.; rain date: 2 p.m. Nov. 4: City of Bethlehem parade.

Fall Halloween festival

Oct. 13, 3 p.m.; Freemansburg Fall Fest, bonfire at dusk.

Ongoing events


Article By: The Press

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Saucon Valley HS’s UNICEF Club held a Walk for Water event Sept. 26 to raise awareness of the obstacles that many individuals around the world face as they simply try to get water for themselves and their families. UNICEF President Sarah Duffy, a high school senior, and club adviser Jennifer Screnci mapped out a 200-meter obstacle course for seventh grade students at Saucon Valley MS to travel through as they carried jugs filled with water.

“The goals we attempted to accomplish with...

Hudak on Nolan: ‘God speed, Tom’

Monday, October 8, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Bethlehem Township Commissioner Tom Nolan died Sept. 25 after a brief battle with leukemia. When the remaining four commissioners met Oct. 1, they started with a moment of silence for Nolan. Then each of them offered their own tributes, followed by members of the public.

President Mike Hudak knew Nolan the longest. The two often tangled during Hudak’s 12 years on the board. But Hudak explained that Nolan always called in advance when he knew they would be at odds. He said they agreed...

NCC invites community to innovate

Monday, October 8, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Northampton Community College is now integrating itself into Bethlehem’s business and design cultures much as it became a hub of higher education and career training more than 40 years ago: By opening its doors to the neighborhood.

The new Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the culmination of a yearslong $5 million renovation process at the 511 E. Third St. Fowler Family Southside Center, is officially available for use by not only NCC students, but community...