Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, August 15

Northampton Co. Personnel Committee, 4 p.m., County chambers, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Finance Committee, 5 p.m., County chambers, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Capital Projects and Operations Committee, 6 p.m., County chambers, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Thursday, August 16

Northampton Co. Parks and Open Space Committee...

VALLEY Center gets Just Born grant

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Center for Humanistic Change Inc. was awarded a $2,500 grant from Just Born Quality Confections for their “Heroin and Opioids: YES, you can have the discussion” social media campaign.

The award will aid in educating parents, students and educators and in raising awareness of the heroin and opioid epidemic. The information will encourage people to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive decisions.

For more information, visit www.thechc....

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked along Susquehanna Street 11:56 a.m. Aug. 2. The resident reported an unknown person is using the plates because tickets have been issued and are being sent to the resident.

An unknown person removed an Samsung phone and a sweatshirt from an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of South Albert Street. The theft was reported 12:45 p.m. Aug. 2.

A resident reported to police 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2, an unknown person opened an...

Airbnb, county reach tax agreement

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Airbnb is a global Internet travel community enabling people to rent out their homes and become hospitability entrepreneurs. There are 140 hosts in Northampton County who welcomed 8,800 guests to share their homes in the past year. In 2017, the typical host took in $3,900 in annual income from sharing a home for approximately three nights per month. Starting this month, Northampton County will be collecting hotel taxes from this online service.

This issue was first raised by Steve...

Another view

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 15, and many schools begin classes Aug. 27.

Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.

“The school year has traditionally begun in the fall and ended in late spring, allowing the children of farmers in our agricultural society to help...

LEHIGH CO. Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m...

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

DEP head reviews energy savings

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell met with Northampton Community College’s Emerging Technology Applications Center’s Dr. John Barkanic to review the environmental and energy savings for the year.

Last year, the ETA center received DEP grant funding to perform energy assessments for several eastern Pennsylvania manufacturing companies. The results for the fiscal...

People

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Balazs wins BGC scholarship

David Balazs, a 2018 Freedom High School graduate, was awarded the 2018 Bethlehem Garden Club scholarship.

He was a FHS honors student and participated in Project Lead the Way. He was on the Environmental Awareness team and helped to maintain the building’s courtyard. As a Boy Scout, he participated in area projects such as clearing fields, developing farms and removing invasive species.

He is entering Kutztown University this fall as an...