Bethlehem Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Northampton County-Brown awards no-bid prison study

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County Executive John Brown has signed an executive order for a no-bid contract to study a new jail. The deal is with DLR Group, a nationally based architectural firm. In doing so, Brown sidestepped the competitive bidding required under the county’s Administrative Code. At council’s June 1 meeting, solicitor Phil Lauer ruled that it is a sole source contract with no competitive bidding, and hence is contrary to what is required under county law. Lauer advised council that Brown...

Around Town

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Town Hall Rotunda: LuAnn Williams exhibit: “Real or Imagined”; hand painted silk, acrylic and resin paintings, May 30 to July 6, 10 E. Church St. Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

The NCC student massage clinic is open for appointments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6 to early July 20 on the first floor at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.

As part of NCC’s massage school education, students are required to complete a 14-hour clinical practice in a professional massage therapy center and on actual clients. At this point in their instruction, provided that they are approved to...

Freedom HS graduation-‘Now it’s our turn’

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

It was a year to celebrate benchmarks, and the graduates of Freedom HS were flush with pride at Stabler Arena June 7.

They entered knowing some of their class’ accomplishments would survive to inspire underclassmen for many years to come – the fulfillment of the evening’s theme: “Building Something That Will Outlive Us.”

Signifying that by his mere presence was guest speaker Mark Sigmon, who was president of the school’s very first class of graduates, who began their senior...

L.V. 4-H Day camp set for July 17

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Northampton and Lehigh Valley 4-H Ag Explorers day camp for Lehigh Valley youth ages eight to 16 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17 through 21 at St John’s U.C.C., 577 Grape St., Whitehall.

This five-day camp is geared to teach youth about specific Farm to Table topics such as Propagation to Plate, Delightful Dairy, Meet the Meat, Value Added Products and Farmers Market Madness.

There is a cost. Childcare is available (cost) from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 4 p...

Fountain Hill-Council responds to overgrowth

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Residents of Norway Place came to council seeking advice June 5 and council acted decisively.

Colleen Breslin, of the 600 block, said she and others have mounted numerous complaints against an immediate neighbor who has long refused to properly care for his yard. She says more than a years’ growth has swollen unkempt vegitation over and through fences, breaking them, and an army of ticks, mice and possums infests the property, making it impossible to enjoy their own.

“I feel...