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Molony, McNeill vie in the 133rd

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

Republican

David Molony

Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.

Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.

Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.

Amended version of county budget is passed

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh commissioners' votes are along party lines

The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.

The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million, and turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million.

The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.

PTF provides 'best possible learning environment'

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

In the library of Catasauqua Middle School on a Thursday evening, a small yet dedicated group of parents assembles with CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann to discuss the school's focus on providing a fun and educational atmosphere for middle school students.

These parents comprise the Parent Teacher Forum.

The PTF is a nonprofit parent/teacher assemblage of parents, teachers and the principal.

Hold on tight!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Getting an early start as future firefighters at the Northampton Fire Department open house in October, in celebration of Fire Prevention Week Month are, from left, brothers Andrew Strohl, 4, and Alexander Strohl, 3, of Catasauqua; and Mason Dobish,2, of Northampton. The boys enjoyed directing a spray of water from a fire hose at a mock-up of a building, with an assist of two borough volunteer firefighters.

Dent faces challenge from Daugherty

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to the Press in Local News

The U.S. representative from the 15th Congressional District, Charlie Dent, is facing challenger Rick Daugherty in the Nov. 6 election.

Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.

Daugherty, who grew up in West Bethlehem, and attended school in the Catasauqua Area School District before receiving a bachelor's degree in social work from Moravian College, is a longtime party activist.

He was asked why he is running for office.

Parent wants school bus stop moved

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Debbie Edelman, a resident of North Catasauqua, requested the school district move the Front and Chapel streets bus stop to where it was previously located, at Second and Chapel streets.

She spoke to school board members about the issue during the Oct. 9 Catasauqua Area School Board meeting.

Edelman's concern involves the safety of her daughter, who attends Sheckler Elementary School, crossing the street. She said the intersection where the current bus stop is located is dangerous.