Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Health care plan would have hurt families

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Editor:

The proposed Graham-Cassidy bill would have negatively affected millions of Americans and their families. Before the proposed bill failed, the Congressional Budget Office stated that the plan would cause a 20 percent premium spike and would increase the number of uninsured by 16 million Americans.

Celebrating newspaper’s impact on community

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

National Newspaper Week is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out. A free press is more important than ever and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.

It’s back to school, so bring on the structure

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The backpack, tags still on, and shopping bag full of folders, pencils and other supplies, are on the dining room table — next to the list of what’s left to buy.

My McIntosh- scented candle sits idle, yet ready to signal the start of another school year.

Happenings like these may be a part of your household, too — signs that we need not only tradition, but also structure, in our families. Children will head back to classes in the next week or so, a reminder to us parents of the importance of structure, organization and time management.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Gift ban still too loose

So now we have a gift ban ordinance in the City of Bethlehem that doesn’t ban all gifts, because of a number of exemptions. Perhaps the biggest of the loopholes is the one that allows an unlimited number of gifts of tickets to public events. Tickets to the public events at the Sands Casino cost from $38 to $225, with the street value of tickets to sold-out events ranging up to $600. At an average of $105 per ticket, one ticket per month or two tickets every other month would amount to over $5,000 in an election cycle.