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  • More facing higher electric costs

    If you thought you avoided higher electricity costs this winter because you didn't buy power from competitive suppliers who jacked up their variable rates, you may be in for a delayed shock later this spring and summer. One Lehigh Valley utility...
  • Cha-ching! Allentown's arena zone rakes in state taxes

    Cha-ching! Allentown's arena zone rakes in state taxes
    The results are in, Allentown's arena zone is producing a huge windfall of state taxes for downtown redevelopment ... Does it seem like you've had fewer power outages this year? You're not imagining it, says PPL Electric Utilities ... Should warehouse...
  • Free market electricity sounds good, but be wary

    John Topfer of Bath, a retired computer programmer for the state, seemed like a pleasant enough fellow, until he revealed what he had said to a telemarketer who was only trying to help him. "That's a lie," he said he told the man who called to pitch...
  • Cold but sweet fun at Da Vinci's Ice Cream Wars

     
    Learn about the scientific properties of super cold gas while enjoying a tasty treat when Da Vinci Science Center holds its Ice Cream Wars 6.0 competition Saturday. Nine companies will compete for ice cream supremacy during the competition from 11 a.m. to...
  • Scams targeting utility customers, college staff and students

     
    I just returned from vacation and spent the morning listening to my voicemail messages and skimming through my bursting-at-the-seams email inbox, where I learned that scammers don't take vacations and continue plotting new ways to rip you off. Here are......
  • William H. Spence, Chairman, president and CEO, PPL Corp.

    William H. Spence, Chairman, president and CEO, PPL Corp.
    As I look out my office window, I am amazed at the renaissance taking place in downtown Allentown, the city that has been home to PPL Corp. since 1920. The city has had its ups and downs in recent years. We are now entering a period of growth and...
  • Shut the door on high-pressure electric sales

     
    State officials warned today to be diligent when weighing offers for electricity sales from door-to-door and telephone solicitors. The Public Utility Commission, Office of Consumer Advocate and attorney general's office said there has been a "rash of...
  • Bethlehem's next bright idea

     
    Bethlehem has begun changing out the bulbs in 5,800 streetlights with energy-saving LED ones. The $3.8 million project is expected to pay for itself, producing enough to pay off the project’s debt over 10 years and yield an additional $500,000 in...
  • It's report card time for electric companies, for their performance during Hurricane Sandy

     
    The state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...
  • Community gets a look at redevelopment on fire-ravaged North Street in Allentown

     
    Just nine years ago, the 400 block of North Street was in shambles. In September 2004, one of the city’s worst residential fires in decades swept through the block in the middle of the night destroying eight homes and damaging many others. Today,...
  • FIFTH BODY FOUND IN RUBBLE OF ALLENTOWN BLAST

    FIFTH BODY FOUND IN RUBBLE OF ALLENTOWN BLAST
    Five people -- including a 4-month-old boy -- died in Allentown's massive gas explosion and fire, authorities confirmed at a Thursday afternoon news conference. And later Thursday, fire officials reported they found the fifth of the bodies in the...