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Budget goals explained

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the Dec. 12 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting, directors gave a first reading to the local taxpayer bill of rights policy, federal fiscal compliance policy and property records policy.

The policies may be viewed in the district office.

A Weisenberg fourth grade visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, was ap-proved by the board for May 31, 2013, with money coming from the student activity fund.

Community education classes beginning in January 2013 include basket weaving, yoga, strength and endurance training and Zumba.


Thursday, December 27, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Hallich Neiyaahr zu alliebber! Happy New Year to everyone!


Hope Community Church, Claussville Road, Weisenberg Township, will host Friday Night in the Light 7 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013.

Two praise bands will perform and good food will be available.

For more information, call 610-285-6967.


Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville, hosts a men's breakfast 7 a.m. every Friday at Cracker Barrel, Fogelsville.

All men are invited to attend.

Call the church office at 610-285-6157 for more information.


Board to meet once a month

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

School board meetings for the coming year will be different following the Dec. 5 directors' meeting.

Much of the work will be done in committees with no action taken. There will be only regular meeting a month, Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said.

The committee meetings, as well as the regular meetings, will be open to the public, with the exception of any item that needs to be discussed in executive session.

Public comment will be heard at the beginning and end of each committee meeting, though the comment should apply to the subject of the committee being visited.

Stitzel explains Keystone Exams

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Leann Stitzel, director of curriculum at Northwestern Lehigh School District, explained the Keystone Exams during the Dec. 12 board meeting.

The exams are to be based on Common Core standards, which will be explained in more detail in January.

Stitzel said Keystone Exams are one piece of a puzzle the Pennsylvania Department of Education has asked schools to put together.

"There is a lot we don't know yet," Stitzel said.

Heidelberg Twp. residents express concerns over possible fate of Rex Road Bridge

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

December's meeting of Heidelberg supervisors was dominated by resident comments and complaints.

On the agenda was response to the question of possibly closing Rex Road Bridge due to the cost of repairs.

A letter had been sent to residents of Rex Road, soliciting their input.

Resident Don Reifinger was first to address the board.

He raised numerous questions about the state of the bridge and the options being considered.

Reifinger said he talked to other residents and did not find anyone who wanted it closed.