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Turning $200,000 into $800,000 for farmland preservation

Two Lehigh County townships plan to preserve farmland through a new municipal partnership pilot program created by the county.

Hurricane Sandy

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Filing period reopens for Superstorm Sandy-related loans

Federal officials have reopened the filing period for Superstorm Sandy victims to apply for low-interest disaster loans.

Plans for two massive warehouses soon going before Upper Macungie supervisors for final approval

Plans for two massive warehouses that will be built along Hamilton Boulevard just west of Mill Creek Road will be put before Upper Macungie Township supervisors for final approval next week.

Atlantic City Sandy damage

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FEMA funding for Sandy damage in New Jersey tops $6.9B

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has pumped nearly $7 billion into New Jersey more than two years after Superstorm Sandy struck.

Damage from Superstorm Sandy

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Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Superstorm Sandy reports

Lawyers representing about 1,500 homeowners hit by Superstorm Sandy are trying to prove that some engineering firms hired to inspect the damage issued bogus reports to give insurance companies ammunition to deny claims.

2 years post Sandy New Jersey still not completely rebuilt

2 years post Sandy: New Jersey still not completely rebuilt

It has been two years since the wrath of Superstorm Sandy was felt across the region.

FEMA asking for some Sandy relief money back

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

Some folks who received money from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy relief may have to give it back.

Atlantic City boardwalk

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Last Superstorm Sandy-damaged boardwalks getting fixed in NJ

The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed.

Hurricane Sandy victims still in cold

US denies NJ plea for relief on Sandy aid rules

The federal government has rejected a request by New Jersey officials to drop rules that many Superstorm Sandy victims say are among the biggest impediments to rebuilding more quickly.

Hurricane Sandy victims still in cold

NJ officials discuss Sandy recovery plan

State officials will hold their second hearing on New Jersey's plan to spend the next $1.4 billion in aid to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

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    Clinton: Trump campaign built on 'prejudice and paranoia'

    Hillary Clinton issued a blistering takedown of Donald Trump Thursday, accusing him of racism and arguing that "fringe" elements have taken over the Republican Party.

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Cellutome procedure helps heal open wounds without painful surgery

Cellutome procedure helps heal open wounds
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Usually patients with open wounds that don't heal need painful surgery to close them. But now there's a procedure at St. Luke's Hospital that takes the pain out of the surgery, as a woman from Upper Black Eddy knows first hand.

Lower Nazareth supervisors to hold hearing on ordinances for health care overlay district

Lower Nazareth supervisors to hold hearing on ordinances for health care overlay district
LOWER NAZARETH TWP., Pa.

Lower Nazareth Township supervisors Wednesday night passed resolutions authorizing the advertisement of zoning amendment to allow a health care overlay district that would create one of the largest medical campuses in the Lehigh Valley.

Easton sets sights on Centre Square and Wood Avenue projects

Easton sets sights on Centre Square and Wood Avenue projects
EASTON, Pa.

City officials are looking for a $400,000 state grant to improve Centre Square and another $1.1 million in grants for improvements to the traffic nightmare on Wood Avenue.

Man fights with police during arrest on 2012 charges

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The 57-year-old Allentown man allegedly left threatening messages with his insurance company.

On this Day

  • World War II liberation of Paris

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    On this day: August 25

    Galileo demonstrates his telescope, the National Park Service is formed, Amelia Earhart flies cross-country nonstop, and the Allies liberate Paris, all on this day.

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    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tops Forbes' newly released highest paid actors list, but what other Hollywood leading men made the list?

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