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School Board Approves 5-Year Tax Abatement Program Extension

The Saucon Valley School Board’s 5-2 vote Tuesday gave the South Side Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program, designed to stimulate the redevelopment of former Bethlehem Steel Corp. land, which includes 1,400 acres of brownfields, another five years. Continue Reading →

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Business Accelerator Awards Available Through Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18, 2017. Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of Penn State Lehigh Valley and community stakeholders. Continue Reading →

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ABC Plans to Film First Day of School, Parent Meetings Set for This Week

In a letter to families published on an ABC News website last week, Lincoln Square Productions–which is currently filming a documentary about racial tension and how it’s being addressed in the Saucon Valley School District for A&E–promised to keep any disruption caused by filming in the schools to a minimum, but said its producers plan to film on the first day of school, which is Monday, Aug. 28. Continue Reading →

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Watch: Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day from Above (VIDEO)

Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day was held Saturday and drew hundreds of local residents to Dimmick Park, where more than 70 vendors representing dozens of local businesses and organizations were gathered. The day was filled with music, demonstrations, food and much more. The 2017 Community Commitment Award was presented to longtime Hellertown mayor Richard Fluck, who is retiring at the end of the year after 47 years of public service to the borough. Continue Reading →

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