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.
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.
“What song do you most identify with the summer?”
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.
At one point in history, nearly 70 ethnic groups called Bethlehem their home. Attendees at the Holy Infancy Multi-cultural Fest and Festa Italiano were asked, “What do you think this kind of diversity means for a community?”
I am fortunate.
My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.
I still call him “Daddy.”
I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden and bathe and groom our dog.
We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher” and “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.
The President tweeted this week, “Despite the negative press covfefe.” What do you think he meant by the term “covfefe?”
I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation. The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go to” station.
To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.
Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:
•A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president
•People physically removed from planes, because of overbooking
•Concert-goers, travelers and people attempting to enjoy their lives hurt or killed by ISIS