Category: Community News

Sweet Award for Easton Chocolate Maker, Chocodiem

A local Chocolate Maker was recognized as being a “top ten chocolatier in North America” by the Institute of Culinary Education this month, and a celebration is scheduled at the Chocolatier’s shop October 20th, in Easton.  Here is the full press release.   PRESS RELEASE EASTON, PA: Chocolatier, Jean-Paul Hepp (JP), was named a top ten chocolatier in North America by the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City on October 3rd.  A celebration will be held at the Easton Public Market on October 20th from 5pm-7pm with live music and complimentary confections from his shop, Chocodiem. Easton’s Mayor...

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Scranton Group Seeks to Force City to Declare Chapter 9 through Ballot Initiative

STAFF SCRANTON- Scranton resident Gary St. Fleur, along with four other Scranton residents, have recently filed a petition for the city of Scranton to declare bankruptcy under Article 10, Section 1003 of the Scranton Home Rule Charter. St. Fleur and his group, , are seeking to get an initiative on the ballot that would force Scranton to file for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy. The initiative, if it passed, would have the full weight of legislation, one voted on by the public. Initiatives, unlike referendum, do not need to go through a legislative body first to be voted on by...

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Gambling Money For Northampton County Cops

BETHLEHEM-  Northampton County Police are set to receive a major infusion of cash from the County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority.  More directly, the cash is coming from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. All told, the revenue sent into the fund by the resort for the second round of grant awards this year amounted to $476,830.  From that amount, the authority will be sending $188,107 of it to various municipal police departments that can demonstrate how the funds will help them offset the cost of having the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem. This follows on the heels of...

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Whitehall-Coplay School District Takes Step Toward Full-Day Kindergaten

WHITEHALL-  The Whitehall-Coplay School Board took a step toward introducing full-day kindergarten to the school district.  The Board met yesterday, September 26th when the topic came up. The board is considering a full feasibility study of the facilities in the district which would cost the district $74,000.  There is an abbreviated study called a paral study that would cost less than $37,000. The full feasibility study would assess where facilities would have to expand for the district to offer full-day kindergatarn.  It would also consider other maintenance issues in the district, including roofing issues on some of its schools....

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Bow Hunting Season Begins October 1st

The Pennsylvania Game Commission sent out a press release ahead of bow hunting season this year.  Here is the press release: STATEWIDE ARCHERY SEASON BEGINS OCT. 1 Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield. Pennsylvania’s archery deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 1, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. At the time of the statewide opener, archery hunters in three urbanized...

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