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  • Saucon Valley teachers lack respect for taxpayers

    The dictionary lists the definition of respect as "a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements." It would appear that Andrew Muir, the new chief negotiator for the Saucon Valley School...
  • Lansdale Democrat Hansen wins write-in campaign

    State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24th District, will have a Democratic challenger in November. Lansdale Democrat Jack Hansen got more than three times the 500 write-in votes that he needed to make the fall ballot. A late entry to the May primary election,...
  • Company takes stress out of events planning

    Company takes stress out of events planning
    Summer is officially here and with it comes an abundance of events — weddings, engagements parties, graduation parties, family reunions, pool parties, picnics and so on. Stevie Blatz Entertainment, offering "more than 60 services for any event and...
  • Religious moralities fail mankind

    In a June 5 letter to the editor, we were urged to return to God's Judeo-Christian morals. According to the Bible, God ordered Moses' troops to massacre every man, woman and child in Canaan for the sole reason that he had promised their land to the...
  • Bear Creek highlights lobster and Italian fare

    Bear Creek highlights lobster and Italian fare
    Two dining venues at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Longswamp Township are dishing up diverse specials this summer. Gather a group, large or small, to enjoy Family Style Italian Night in the poolside ambience of Trail’s End Cafe and Bar 5-9:30 p.m....
  • Sharon Luma Memorial Ride

     
    The second annual Sharon Luma Memorial Ride next month will both support our nation's first responders and recognize an area woman who died much too young. Tim and Sharon Luma of Quakertown were thrown from their motorcycle two years when......
  • Can FedEx deliver a down payment for six lanes on Route 22?

    Can FedEx deliver a down payment for six lanes on Route 22?
    Q: The proposed addition of a FedEx Ground package-sorting center and two nearby warehouses in Allen Township will add 14,000 cars and trucks to the roads each day. However, the plans filed by FedEx with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission only...
  • Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill

    Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill
    Freedom of religion, in some minds, means the freedom to impose one's religious beliefs, dogma and rules on others. That approach has been the source of much of the world's misery, from the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to Puritan oppression in America,...
  • "A picture is worth a thousand words"

     
    And in fact, no words can describe this positioning of road signs at Mine Street and Old Topton Road in Longswamp Township, Berks County, about two miles northeast of Topton. I can only imagine that the sign on the left should be about 300 feet back,...
  • June 10, 1863: Arrest of Copperhead angers The Allentown Democrat

    June 10, 1863: Arrest of Copperhead angers The Allentown Democrat
    One of the North's most powerful anti-war figures, Clement Vallandigham, of Ohio, was arrested on May 5, 1863, for his outspoken rejection of the Union's cause. Speaking against President Lincoln and the war effort, Vallandigham, who was a member of the...
  • State Roads Closed in East Central Pennsylvania Due to Storm

    State Roads Closed in East Central Pennsylvania Due to Storm
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises drivers several state roads are closed or restricted in East Central Pennsylvania because of weather issues caused by Hurricane Sandy. Here is the latest list of road closings in PennDOT...
  • Accused of Alburtis slayings, man tries to get blood-stained sneaker tossed

    Accused of Alburtis slayings, man tries to get blood-stained sneaker tossed
    The low-top sneaker with the air insole looked unremarkable in the black and white photo shown Tuesday in court. It's what can't be seen that led to a rare and risky courtroom appearance by the man accused of murdering an Alburtis woman and her mentally...