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Northwestern Lehigh school district hires new middle school principal

Northwestern Lehigh middle school principal Bill Dovico of Coplay
NEW TRIPOLI, Pa.

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board Wednesday unanimously approved the hiring of a new principal to run the district's middle school.

Pedestrian-friendly crossing plan floated for Hamilton Boulevard

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

"Wow! I never thought it could look like this."
That's a remark designers envision pedestrians, motorists and business owners making upon seeing a plan to make the Hamilton Boulevard corridor between Cedar Crest Boulevard and Route 309 more pedestrian-crossing friendly in South Whitehall Township.

Seniors compete in bocce ball tournament

Seniors compete in bocce ball tournament
MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Are you ready for some bocce ball?

Lower Saucon purchases 146-acre open space property for $1.78 million

Lower Saucon Twp. Supervisors
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa,

Lower Saucon council members approved the $1.78 million purchase of a 146-acre property Wednesday that will be used to create the township’s biggest park.

Local Politics

Corbett camp yanks Texas governor's video endorsement

Rick Perry

Stuart Clark/CNN

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles.

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

The Democratic candidate for a Congressional seat in our area says he'll fight to keep Social Security from being privatized.

Corbett, Wolf agree on 3 gubernatorial debates

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates don't see eye to eye on most campaign issues, but they have agreed on where and when they will hold their debates.

PLCB urged to boost markup on wine, liquor prices

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's finance director is advocating the agency's markup on liquor and wine be increased for the first time in two decades.

Poll: New Jersey voters split on Gov. Chris Christie

Chris Christie family

REUTERS/Mike Segar

New Jersey voters remain split on Gov. Chris Christie, but they're pretty sure he's preparing to run for president in 2016.