Hellertown Library

Letter: The Hellertown Area Library Needs Your Help

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Friends of the Hellertown Area Library president Larry O’Donnell says community support is needed to help keep the library’s resources and programs available to Lower Saucon Township residents.

Boscola Redistricting Plan

State Sen. Boscola Says ‘No Thanks’ to Redistricting Plan (Op-Ed)

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18) says a proposed redistricting map was drawn up behind closed doors and cleaves Lehigh Valley communities “for no reason.” The state senator who represents parts of Lehigh and Northampton counties–including Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, Lower Saucon Township and Hellertown–also said she will sue to stop the redistricting plan from taking effect “if absolutely necessary.”

Giving Tuesday Local News

Support the Source and Independent Local News This Giving Tuesday

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon over the past decade, with billions of dollars donated to worthy causes during the five-day period after Thanksgiving. We may be a bit biased here, but in addition to the countless number of deserving nonprofit organizations in our area, we think local news production is also a cause worthy of your support.

Reinhard School

Olden Days: Saucon Valley School District Has Humble Origins

Est. Read Time: 9 mins

Before 1953, Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township operated separate school systems. A joint school system existed from 1953 to 1966, when the Saucon Valley School District was created. To accommodate a tremendous increase in enrollment after World War II, more than $8 million was spent on new schools and additions in Saucon Valley between 1957 and 1971.