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

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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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Quakertown resident wants sidewalks at future site of Mattess Warehouse

Quakertown Council worksession

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

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

Upper Saucon Township board of supervisors meeting

The Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors Monday evening reviewed and forwarded to the township's zoning hearing board an appeal for a special exception use from the new owner of the former Peppercorn Pub on Route 309 in Coopersburg.

BASD directors remove one of their own from delegate post

ASD minority concerns

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 on Monday night.

Mayor refuses to sign water lease, Council to litigate

Reading City Council meeting

The Reading City Council voted unanimously tonight to authorize the initiation of litigation to require Mayor Vaughn Spencer to execute the Water Lease Agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority.