Bethlehem Press

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Grants support 8 organizations

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill Founder and Owner R.K.Laros and his wife Helen, announces the annual award of grants to 8 local non-profit organizations.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations: ArtsQuest, $25,000 to support their current capital campaign and specifically the restoration of the Turn and Grind Shop honoring ArtsQuest founder and visionary Jeff Parks; Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley...

STUDENT PROFILE - Lean Fastenau, Freedom HS - by Julia Swan

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Jean Fastenau (mom), Joel Fastenau (dad), Kamrin Fastenau (sister)

Favorite subject: Calculus because it was such a joy to take – the teacher (Mr. Young) was great and most of my friends were in my class. Math has always been my strongest subject and calculus came very naturally to me. I’m also enjoying taking American Sign Language. It’s such an intriguing class, learning not only signs, but also about deaf culture.

Activities: I play clarinet...

Ben Franklin reports continued growth

Monday, February 11, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pa., now enjoying its 35th year, has released the report for its 2018 highlights and overall longtime disposition and successes.

Ben Franklin considers itself a small-business incubator; investing in and cultivating new and imaginative ideas to produce businesses that join and grow within the community, creating partnerships, jobs and innovative uses for technology and industry.

Since 2007 a former Bethlehem Steel Corp....

lawmakers, other officials get automatic pay bump

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Just like clockwork, Pennsylvania legislators received a 1.6 percent pay adjustment on Dec. 1, raising their base salaries about $1,600 to $88,610. Our legislators are the second highest paid in the nation at the moment, next only to California, but that might change, depending on what happens in New York state.

The salary of legislators in leadership positions, such as Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee, increased to $118,796.


‘Do what is right’ - Kids, volunteers celebrate MLK

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by DENNIS GLEW in School

Though postponed by severe weather, the principle, “Do what is right,” is too important to let lapse.

It was the theme to which students and teachers at Fountain Hill ES welcomed community volunteers for a morning of education and reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 25.

Part of the Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program, the event was supported by a grant from PPL that provided an age-appropriate book for each student at the school – 580 in all. Under the direction of...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

To hear Charlie Dent tell it, his father gave him some great advice when he was a young man about to enter college.

“My father thought I should study one of three things – science, medicine or engineering,” he told an audience gathered Jan. 26 for the 2019 winter commencement at Northampton Community College. “I went to Penn State and started out studying industrial engineering, but I decided to switch majors to political science.”

With a slight pause and a mischievous grin,...