2023 Elections Lower Saucon Council Ray deLeon Opthof Cordaro

3 Announce Bids for Lower Saucon Township Council Seats

Est. Read Time: 4 mins

Three Democrats, one of whom is an incumbent, announced that they are running for Lower Saucon Township Council Thursday. Priscilla deLeon, Victoria Opthof-Cordaro and Laura Ray all said that if elected they will fight to restore library services for residents and to preserve open space in the township.

Lower Saucon

ICYMI: Residents’ Opposition to Landfill Rezoning Fails to Sway Council Majority

Est. Read Time: 9 mins

A standing room-only crowd filled Lower Saucon Town Hall’s meeting room Wednesday night to oppose a zoning amendment that would allow the Bethlehem Landfill on Applebutter Road to double in size by expanding across nearly 275 wooded acres. However, after a hearing that lasted several hours, township council voted 3-2 to approve the controversial rezoning from Rural Agricultural (RA) to Light Industrial (LI) and other changes.

Library

Letter: ‘Heartbreak’ After Boy Told He Can’t Borrow Books from Library

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

Lower Saucon resident Deb Peters writes that township elected officials should “reconsider the damage” she says they’re doing to the community, including kids like her son. Officials said Friday that they plan to pursue legal action against the state for removing the township from the Hellertown Area Library’s service area effective Jan. 1. HAL requested the change after the township ended its ongoing financial support by rejecting a new five-year agreement earlier this year. The immediate impact is the loss of Hellertown library privileges for thousands of township residents as of Sunday.

DeSales University

Idaho Murder Suspect Graduated from DeSales in 2020

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

The close-knit DeSales University community was stunned Friday to learn that the suspect in the Nov. 13 murders of four University of Idaho students–who was captured in the Poconos earlier in the day–is a recent graduate of the Center Valley school.

Library Sign

Lower Saucon Township Says It Will Fight State Library Decision in Court

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

Nearly a year after township council declined to adopt a new agreement with the Hellertown Area Library, the state’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries has approved Lower Saucon Township’s removal from the library’s service area. But that’s not where things will end, the township said in a statement released late Friday afternoon, at the start of the long New Year’s holiday weekend.

Hellertown Diner - Photo for Press Release

Popular Hellertown Restaurant Has New Owner

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

A popular Hellertown eatery will open its doors to a new year under new ownership. The Hellertown Diner recently changed hands, according to a news release by the local company that financed the transaction, Lehigh Financial Group LLC.

Top 10 Most Read

The Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2022 on Saucon Source

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

It’s time for our annual review of the most-read stories on Saucon Source by the numbers, and as the list demonstrates, the subjects they involved ran the gamut. From stories about a new restaurant and what things cost 100 years ago to our coverage of a tragedy in Hellertown, Saucon Source was there to inform the communities we serve.