Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors will not meet on Tuesday, May 28, due to a lack of business.
Upper Saucon Township supervisors announced May 14 that the board's meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 has been canceled due to a lack of pressing business. "Everyone can have a nice Memorial Day weekend," noted board chairman Stephen Wagner at the meeting. The township's board of supervisors normally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley. The next board of supervisors meeting will now be Monday, June 10. Meeting dates are posted on the township website's Meeting Schedules, Agendas & Minutes page.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Philip Spaeth was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's Upper Saucon Supervisor primary, according to unofficial results.
Philip Spaeth may be returning to the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors based on the unofficial results of Tuesday's primary. Spaeth was the top vote-getter among four Republicans vying for one seat. The unofficial votes are: There were no Democratic candidates, which means Spaeth advances to the general election unopposed unless someone mounts a write-in campaign in the fall. Pending the outcome of the November election, Spaeth will replace supervisor Jack E. Gilda Jr., who did not seek re-election. Spaeth, 63, served as a township supervisor in the past and was also on the township planning commission. He's lived in the township for 36 years and is a purchasing manager for Air Products and Chemicals. He holds a bachelor's degree…
Nine-year-old Caitlin Dickey, who was to be honored at an Upper Saucon Township Zumbathon benefit Friday, lost her battle with brain cancer the same day.
A Center Valley girl whose brave battle with brain cancer recently became public knowledge lost her life to the disease Friday, according to an article published by the Express-Times. Nine-year-old Caitlin Dickey was to be honored at a Zumbathon benefit for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley at Southern Lehigh High School Friday night but died that morning, according to the story, which highlighted the fact that Caitlin's parents still attended and said it was what their daughter would have wanted. Caitlin was born in Bethlehem on June 6, 2003, and was a fourth-grader at Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School, according to her obituary published on Legacy.com. "Caitlin was very positive and driven. She always said I love …
A judge has ruled that charges against substitute teacher Michael James Agrippine of Upper Saucon Township will move to county court. Agrippine is charged with molesting a boy in an Allentown elementary school bathroom in January.
A substitute teacher from Upper Saucon Township who is charged with sexually assaulting a boy in an Allentown elementary school bathroom in January will have to face the charges against him in Lehigh County Court, District Judge Ron Manescu ruled Friday according to an article published by the Morning Call. Michael James Agrippine, 47, denies the charges, although his arrest affidavit indicated that he confessed to committing the assault, the article stated. Agrippine, who is charged with indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault and institutional sexual assault, is free on $75,000 bail, according to an Express-Times article that cited court records. He had been working as a substitute teacher in the Allentown School District for about…
Susan A. Morley died Monday, May 20, 2013.
Tuesday, May 21
Susan A. Morley, 74, of Upper Saucon Township, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John E. Morley. She was born in Allentown on Sept. 12, 1938 to the late Edward and Helen (Bilger) Gehringer. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coopersburg, where she served on its choir and Altar and Rosary Society. She was a 1956 graduate of Quakertown High School. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 50 years; children: Jennifer J. Morley and her husband Derek W. Hopler of Milton, Del., Rebecca M. and her husband Mark A. Vogeler of Coopersburg; grandchildren: Allen E. and Isaac W. Hopler, Kyle A. and Noah G. Vogeler. She was predeceased by siblings: William, Cynthia Graybill…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Here's a look at the Southern Lehigh area's contested races in Tuesday's primary election.
Tuesday, May 21 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll Problems? Contact the Lehigh County voter registration office at 610-782-3194. Click here to Find Your Polling Place Local Contested Races Lehigh County Races Voter ID According to Lehigh County Voter Registration:
Phase Two of the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township should be open to the public by early summer, the township's engineer told supervisors May 13.
The eagerly-awaited "Phase Two" extension of the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township is expected to open in mid-late June, engineer Dennis Harman reported to township supervisors at their May 13 meeting. Phase Two of the trail's construction will extend it by more than a mile—south through Center Valley, to the township's border with Coopersburg. The trail's current southern terminus is Upper Saucon Township Community Park, while its northern terminus is in Hellertown. Harman said paving was taking place the week of May 13, with fencing and signage work scheduled to begin the following week. Phase One of the trail—which also passes through Lower Saucon Township—was opened two years ago. For more information about the Saucon Rail …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Upper Saucon Township supervisor Jack DeMatos questions why the township's library board members' terms aren't staggered to help prevent a mass exodus all at once.
Upper Saucon Township is in the midst of filling four open seats on the Southern Lehigh Public Library Board of Directors, and one supervisor questioned why all of the seats are being vacated at once. At the supervisors' May 13 meeting, Jack DeMatos wondered aloud why the terms for the township's library board members aren't staggered to expire in different years. "It's always been that way," explained township manager Thomas Beil, who told supervisors that seven residents have expressed an interest in being appointed to the library board. The library board itself has a total of seven members, four of whom are appointed by Upper Saucon Township. Interviews with the current applicants will be conducted by the supervisors' appointment review…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The upcoming primary election for Southern Lehigh School Board and a local district judge's seat dominated the headlines this week.
Who's Running for Solehi School Board? Eight candidates are vying for four seats on the Southern Lehigh School Board in the May 21 primary. Upper Saucon District Judge Race: 5 Things to Know The primary election is May 21. Voters will choose their party's nominees for a host of local seats, including district judge in the Upper Saucon area. 3 Running for 1 Upper Saucon Supervisor Seat Three men are running for an open seat on the Upper Saucon Township board of supervisors. Candidate Says He Didn't Change Parties to Run in Upper Saucon Race Gerard Anthony says he didn't register as a Republican because he planned to run in the Upper Saucon Township supervisor race. Boy Egged Car on Saucon Valley Road, Police Say Police say a 17-year-old boy…