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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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Local State Rep. Simmons Hopes to Unseat U.S. Rep. Dent in 2018

The state representative for part of Lower Saucon Township, Justin Simmons (R-131), announced Wednesday that he is running for the Lehigh Valley congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-15) because, Simmons said, Dent is too liberal and a new voice in Washington is needed. Continue Reading →

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Parents Protest Documentary Filming in School, Board Suspends Permission

A special meeting Thursday evening of the Saucon Valley School Board about an ABC News documentary under production about racial tension in schools was sometimes contentious, with a majority of parents in attendance asking board members to rescind a Location Release Form signed by former superintendent Monica McHale-Small. The form grants producers from the company’s documentary division–Lincoln Square Productions–permission to film on the campus and spells out the terms under which that should take place. Continue Reading →

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District Posts Documentary Release Form in Advance of Meeting

The Saucon Valley School District published a Location Release Form authorizing the filming of a documentary by Lincoln Square Productions–the documentary division of ABC News–on Thursday, ahead of a special board meeting at which the documentary will be the subject of discussion. Continue Reading →

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District Publishes FAQ About ABC News Documentary, Meeting Set for Thursday

In an effort to address concerns and questions raised by some parents about a documentary under production by Lincoln Square Productions/ABC News in the Saucon Valley School District, the district has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about it on its website. Continue Reading →

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