Bethlehem Press

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Student accomplishments recognized

Monday, April 22, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

A large contingent of parents and students attended the recent Saucon Valley school board meeting. On the agenda was the recognition of efforts and awards received for numerous students who participated in the Lehigh Valley MathCounts Competition, Robotics Club, iTeam and a wrestling athlete.

The Robotics Club participated in a competition at Temple University on March 8th. They competed against schools from lower Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Saucon Valley Middle...

Hotel tax grants now available

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Executive Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce that applications for the Northampton County Hotel Tax Grant Program are now being accepted.

Applicants must either be a federally registered non-profit entity, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), or a municipal entity located within Northampton County. Eligible projects will enhance tourism and/or promote community development within Northampton County and must be completed

within the 2020...

Record fundraising to boost community support

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is poised to make the most significant community investment in the organization’s 101-year history, following a recording-breaking $16.659 million annual campaign. With an additional $3.5 million raised to support specific programs through sources such as grants and sponsorships, UWGLV’s total annual support tops $20 million for the first time.

“We are thankful to each and every person who joined us to make this historic impact in the...

Mexico’s mercurial relationship with the United States

Monday, April 22, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Neighbors that share a nearly 2,000-mile border and trade $1.5 billion in goods and services every day have many reasons to get along. History shows the United States and Mexico have done just that, although it’s never been automatic.

Today that relationship is difficult, according to Cathy Oullette, a Muhlenberg College professor, whose presentation March 20 entitled ‘The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” comprised another discussion in the “Great Decisions Foreign Policy...


Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, April 24

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing meeting, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Lehigh Co. Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, April 25

Hanover Twp. (Norco) Zoning Hearing Board, time to be announced. 3630 Jacksonville Road....

DRUGS Take Back Day is April 27

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Take Back Day drug collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27. Lehigh County residents may take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in Lehigh County.

County residents may dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

The event...