Money Budget Loans Coronavirus

State Agencies Create $61 Million ‘Small Business First Fund’

As a shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic enters its second week–at least for some Pennsylvania businesses–state officials and lawmakers are starting to address the toll the order may take on the commonwealth’s economy.

10 to 14 Inches of Snow Possible Wednesday, NWS Says

If you’re not a fan of snow, the next couple days could be a little rough. A major winter storm is on the way, according to meteorologists. In an updated statement Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service warned residents of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey that a rapidly intensifying, ‘major Nor’easter’ is expected to strike the area beginning Tuesday evening.

Parents Advised of Upcoming Emergency Practice Drill

The Saucon Valley School District announced to parents and the community Friday that it will be conducting an off-site evacuation drill on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 (rain date: Tuesday, Nov. 10). “This is a practice drill to keep all our students and staff familiar with the procedures of an evacuation should it ever be necessary,” the school district said in an advisory news alert. “Please remember that this is just a drill.”

Bicyclist Fell Down ‘Narrows’ Cliff, Police Say

A medical emergency involving an injured bicyclist necessitated a response Thursday by police and other officials to “the Narrows”–a closed section of Riverside Drive–Lower Saucon Township Police said Friday in a news release. According to police, Lincoln Steward, of Nazareth, was riding along the closed roadway when he attempted to traverse a “large hole” that is currently under repair. “In the process of doing so he fell down the side of the cliff” and landed near the railroad tracks that parallel the road, police said. When responders arrived, they discovered that Steward had suffered a large cut on his forearm and was complaining of rib pain, police added. After Steel City Fire Department’s Fire and Rescue personnel responded with their ATV, police said Steward was taken out of the Narrows to a Dewey ambulance, and then to a local hospital.