Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 21, 2017

Proceed with caution

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Opinion

What to do if your doctor prescribes an opioid medication

A TV commercial for a network of treatment centers encourages drug addicts to contact them for rehab. Another has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warning there is an epidemic of opioid addiction, but addicts have a way out.

“Help is within reach,” he says.

You might have seen these commercials, but perhaps you have not been – as I have – swallowing an oxycodone tablet while watching them.

EAST PENN AND WESTERN LEHIGH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Opinion

The future is driverless

East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers of Commerce held a seminar recently at Brookside Country Club regarding how driverless vehicles will impact local communities.

According to recent data, it is speculated driverless vehicles will be available to the consumer within the next decade.

The presentation focused on the current problems that larger vehicles – specifically, the increasingly-prevalent commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers – bring to our local community and how emerging driverless vehicle technology can remedy such issues.

EDITOR’S VIEW It takes a village

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, people took to social media about an incident in the Village of Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township.

A neighborhood block had been taped off by police, cruisers and other emergency vehicles lined the street, and word spread that the coroner had been called to the scene because two bodies were discovered there.

Some surmised online that it was an overdose. Some suspected a murder-suicide. The latter might have seemed a bit far-fetched had Whitehall not had such a tragedy the week before.

The price of property tax elimination

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Opinion

The Keystone Research Center today last week a new report that provides the first estimates of the impact of property tax elimination proposals on families in Pennsylvania.

The full report can be downloaded here.

The report finds that, far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes on the middle class while sabotaging the chance to adequately fund Pennsylvania schools for middle- and low-income families.