Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

MORAVIAN Carl Bernstein to speak Oct. 24

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Moravian College 2017 Cohen Arts & Lecture series presents Carl Bernstein, speaking on “The Problem of Washington: It’s Not Just the Politicians. We the People Sent Them There; We the Press are Compliant” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Johnston Hall, Moravian College, 1200 Main St.

The Pulitzer Prize- winning investigative journalist, who broke the Watergate scandal, is the author or co-author of six books. He and Bob Woodward’s best-selling book, “All the President’s Men”, was based...

Article By: Tracy Rice Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

The Fountain Hill Little League will be getting some much needed renovations. They received a grant from The Iron Pigs for $3500 for field renovations. The newly appointed Little League President, Mike Yurasek and Vice President, Robert Brandt are super excited to get the field in playable condition. They will be working with Public Works Supervisor, Jason Quarry, to get quotes for clearing the overgrowth. The grant has $500 for updating/repairing the scoreboard, $500 for brush removal near...

Time to be ‘Going up the Country’ at Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For the most up-to-date information, visit and search for “Open Gate.”

·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.


Jeanne McNeill accepts 133rd nomination

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and...

Terror in Vegas

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by BRIAN MYSZKOWSKI in Local News

Jennifer Miller was just looking to have a good time at a Las Vegas show with her sister-in-law Charlene Gibson.

Unfortunately, that show was near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where on Sunday night, Stephen Paddock shot and killed dozens of concertgoers at a country music festival across from the hotel.

“Me and my sister-in-law went out, just us two. It was our first time,” the Bethlehem resident said. “We were in the Cirque de Soleil Michael Jackson ONE show. The show...

Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized...

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour during a planned closure, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and...

Council votes to allow LERTA in city

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

By a 5-3 vote, Northampton County Council approved a LERTA program in North Bethlehem at its Sept. 21 meeting. Ken Kraft, Seth Vaughn, Mat Benol and Bob Werner voted yes. Hayden Phillips, Matt Dietz and President John Cusick cast no votes. Peg Ferraro, who did support the LERTA, missed the meeting. This left everything in the hands of Glenn Geissinger, the sole council member who has said nothing about this subject.

He voted yes.

LERTA is an acronym for Local Economic...