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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Boscola, Brown hail P3 prison legislation redevelopmenr oNorthampton County P3

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) and Northampton County Executive John Brown in a joint statement July 27 applauded the senate’s approval of legislation that provides more flexibility for the redevelopment of a correctional facility.

The measure allows the county to use the Public Private Partnership (P3) process, which is currently available for transportation projects, to be applied to the prison facility’s redevelopment. Under the legislation, the county may elect to use the...

Liam Nixon

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: Father, mother, sister Rebecca and brother Wyatt

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are business and accounting because I like to work with numbers. Also, my teacher, Mr. Rutherford, inspired me to want to do this type of work in my future. Therefore, I enjoyed learning from him.

Activities: Football, theater, debate team, Student Council, EPC SAC Council and SADD

Next steps: I plan on going to a large university and...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to help plan its “WAEB Spaghetti Dinner”...

Article By: JEFF MOELLER Special to The Press

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Local News

Robert “Wabs” Chromiak remembers the nights at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 when it once seemed like the social events never ended.

“We had bowling leagues just about every night, and there were so many other things going on,” he said. Chromiak 84, is a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the local post for 50 years.

“We had a lot of members, and it really was a great place to be. I played on basketball and baseball teams and also golfed in their tournaments.”...

Pennsylvania: A leader in …. lightning deaths

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by CAROL OBANDO-DERSTINE in Local News

Pennsylvania is a great place to live, work and play. It’s a state with its own personality, and a place we’re proud to serve.

That said, the Keystone State has a distinction that should make us all think and take care at this time of year.

From 1959 through 2015, Pennsylvania was one of the top 10 states with the most lightning-related deaths, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA reports that 133 people in Pennsylvania were killed by...

Longtime Trans-Bridge Lines bus driver says passengers are more like friends

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Volk, of Bath, is admirable for many reasons. His 1,912,809 (and counting) miles driven as a Trans-Bridge Lines’ bus operator since 1974 in itself is an amazing achievement. His 41 years of accident-free driving, his strong work ethic and the friendships he has created with customers also are commendable accomplishments.

His enduring passion for driving a bus, however, is arguably his most awe-inspiring quality, especially since from a very early age, he has dreamed about it....


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, August 2

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, August 3

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m. 669 Washington St., Easton.

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council, 7 p.m. second floor, Illick’s Mill, 100 Illick’s Mill Road.

Monday, August 7

BASD special board meeting (if needed), Board Facilities and Curriculum committees, 6 p.m., Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.