An Upper Saucon Township bridge that has been closed since it was damaged by flooding in 2018 could be replaced as early as next year. But it could take longer to replace it if amicable agreements with neighboring property owners for rights-of-way acquisition aren’t reached.
Fifteen fire and EMT organizations in the 131st Legislative District have been awarded nearly $200,000 in funding through the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, state Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced Tuesday.
Republican representative for the 131st District Justin Simmons held off his Democratic challenger–Saucon Valley businessman Andy Lee–to retain his seat and win a fifth term in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.
A Saucon Valley business owner who employs about 75 people at two local restaurants officially kicked off his campaign for state representative Wednesday at one of the eateries: Taps Tavern in Lower Saucon Township.
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.
A fundraiser at a local ice cream shop Tuesday will help raise money for a charitable organization started by an area girl who believes in paying it forward. Morgan’s Magical Ears was started by eight-year-old Morgan Keely, of East Greenville, who is the recipient of bilateral cochlear implants that help her hear. In gratitude for the gift she has received, Morgan’s organization donates sand buckets filled with stuffed animals and other toys and games to children awaiting surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Keely was recently the recipient of a state citation presented by state Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131) and state Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) in recognition of her efforts. The June 9 fundraiser is being sponsored by the Saucon Valley LEO Club and will be held at The Inside Scoop, 301 N. Third St., Coopersburg, from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of all the store’s sales will be donated to the LEOs, who will in turn donate the money to Morgan’s Magical Ears.