George Gress Lower Saucon Council

Op-Ed: ‘The Truth About Lower Saucon Township Taxes’

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

George Gress is a candidate for Lower Saucon Township Council. Opinion related to the upcoming general election must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Oct. 26, as no letters will be published between Thursday, Oct. 28 and Election Day, Nov. 2.

William Henry Harrison Hellertown

Olden Days, 1840: Hellertown Loved William Henry Harrison in 1813

Est. Read Time: 3 mins

In our oldest “Olden Days” to date–by far–we examine an editorial published by an early Pocono newspaper in June 1840. Remarkably, the story is partly about an event that had occurred 27 years earlier in Hellertown, that being a celebration of Gen. William Henry Harrison’s defeat of British forces at the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812.

Public Works Mayor Council

Passion–Not Gender or Race–Define Borough Council (Op-Ed)

Est. Read Time: 2 mins

Responding to a recent op-ed about diversity on Hellertown Borough Council, Mayor David Heintzelman penned a letter to the community, telling them that he and council members “share something I believe is essential–an unwavering love of the town in which we live and the neighbors we volunteer to serve.”