Local Politics

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

Jace Codi/69 News

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

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Upper Saucon supervisors review appeal for new usage of former club site

Upper Saucon Township board of supervisors meeting
UPPER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

Officials in Lehigh County reviewed an appeal for a special exception use from the new owner of the former Peppercorn Pub on Route 309.

Quakertown resident wants sidewalks at future site of Mattress Warehouse

Quakertown Council worksession
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

A Quakertown Borough resident would like to see sidewalks included in the design plans when construction on Mattress Warehouse begins.

BASD directors remove one of their own from delegate post

ASD minority concerns
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Bethlehem Area School Board removed Director Basilio Bonilla Jr. as the district's voting delegate to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Delegate Assembly meeting.

East Penn still having problems with new school bus company

School Bus

SXC

EMMAUS, Pa.

East Penn School District superintendent J. Michael Schilder again has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with STA of Pennsylvania, which is transporting students in the district for the first time this school year.