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Bethlehem Twp. planners meeting

Overflow crowd opposes housing development in Bethlehem Twp.

Nearly 150 concerned residents crammed into a meeting in Northampton County to oppose a proposed housing development that may jeopardize wetlands.

garbage dump trash

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Talkin' trash: garbage collection nights changing in Allentown

The city of Allentown has announced a number of changes to trash collection nights.

Wilson meeting addresses violence in borough

Double shooting leaves Wilson residents scared

A rash of violent crime in one borough in Northampton County has some residents seeing red.

Borough of Quakertown council

Quakertown park naming rights up for grabs

Quakertown officials will be visiting with potential donors in coming weeks in hopes of finding a name for their newest park, currently under construction in the borough.

Steve Wiencek talks to the audience Monday night at his last school board meeting as business manager, a post he held 16 years.

With cake, a plaque and a gift, Bangor says farewell to business manager

Bangor Area School District officials said goodbye Monday night to Steve Wiencek, the district’s business manager who is retiring after 16 years.

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

Northampton County exec undeterred by low attendance, budget deficit

Low attendance at his town meeting didn't affect John Brown's attitude.

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

City Council, RAWA announce preliminary agreement

The water dispute in the city of Reading is finally coming to an end.

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace merger will be on the ballot

The Municipality of Antietam Valley will go to public vote in November

The Mount Penn Borough Council and the Lower Alsace Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the merger of the two communities into the Municipality of Antietam Valley.


Northampton Area SD directors approve additional campus renovations

On a placid midsummer night, the Northampton Area School District Board of Directors looked years into the future.

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

Reading City Council awards contracts, moves forward with projects

Reading City Council introduced the fourth addendum to the lease agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) Monday night following a press conference held by the two groups introducing the preliminary agreement.

One killed in Monroe County accident

Darrell Tyree of East Stroudsburg dies in car accident

Thirty-five-year-old Darrell Tyree of East Stroudsburg died early Monday when the car in which he was a passenger crossed Route 209 and struck a business and then a boulder.

Santa Valentin arrested for stealing $20,000

Fifty-one-year-old Santa Marta Valentin has been arrested for stealing $20,000 from E-Z Cash in Allentown.


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