Government | Saucon Source Your Source for Saucon Valley News Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:51:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Government | Saucon Source 32 32 Water Street Bridge Project On Schedule, Official Says Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:51:23 +0000 Despite a few rumors to the contrary that have been circulating around Hellertown, the $3.8 million Water Street Bridge replacement project is on schedule, Borough Manager Cathy Hartranft confirmed this week.]]> 0 West Nile Virus Found in Bethlehem Mosquito, DEP Says Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:00:23 +0000 As fall approaches, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's West Nile virus control program is continuing to report confirmations of the virus in mosquito samples collected around the area.]]> 0 Ground Broken on Mixed Use Development on Rt. 378 in Upper Saucon Fri, 06 Sep 2019 22:27:56 +0000 Nearly eight years after plans for it were approved by the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors, ground has finally been broken on a mixed use development that will include residential and commercial properties at Route 378 and Center Valley Parkway.]]> 0 Withdrawals Mean New Lower Saucon Council Candidates on Ballot Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:23:33 +0000 If they're not following the latest news, voters in Lower Saucon Township may do a double take when they go into the voting booth on Nov. 5 to choose the individuals they want to represent them on township council.]]> 0 Trails Transforming Communities Like Hellertown, State Official Says Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:48:31 +0000 The power of trails to transform communities by turning them into more attractive places to live was acknowledged as part of the launch of a new initiative called the Lehigh Valley Green Retail Program at Saucon Valley Bikes in Hellertown Tuesday.]]> 0 West Nile Virus Confirmed in Quakertown Borough Mosquito Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:41:38 +0000 On Thursday, the DEP (which administers the program) confirmed that a mosquito collected in Quakertown borough tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first confirmation in Upper Bucks County so far this year.]]> 0 See a Praying Mantis Devour a Spotted Lanternfly (Photos) Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:38:52 +0000 The spotted lanternfly that's threatening millions of dollars worth of crops and affecting the quality of life of millions of Pennsylvanians doesn't have an abundance of natural predators, which is one of the reasons why lanternflies themselves are increasingly abundant. But one species that enjoys a spotted lanternfly snack is the praying mantis.]]> 0 Op-Ed: Anti-Bullying ‘Phillip’s Law’ Would Help Save Kids’ Lives Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:41:41 +0000 Phillip’s Law would require PA's Department of Education to investigate and report on the number of mental health professionals in schools in order to make recommendations on how to increase the number of school mental health professionals to meet nationally accepted ratios.]]> 0