| Jun 11, 2012
Jimmy Kelleher lives in Coopersburg, goes to school at Palisades High School in Bucks County, but spends most of his time on Ridge Avenue in Allentown.
The 17-year-old Kelleher, who will be a senior at Palisades in the fall, is a promising young...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:03 PM
The bankruptcy and closing of several hundred Circuit City stores in late 2008 dealt a serious blow to the nation's already weak retail scene.
The Great Recession had forced the extinction of several chains in the Lehigh Valley, including Tweeter and...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Roger E. Stottlemyer, 90, of Mount Lena, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Born March 31, 1922, in Mount Lena, he was the last remaining family member of the late Charles...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Bethlehem keeps me busy with its retail churn and prospects.
Its downtown already houses an interesting mosh of retail from cafes to boutiques and hotels. The newbie in the crowd is Roey's Paintbox Parties in the lower level of 453 Main Street. The...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Last Friday the temperature was in the 60s, this Friday it's supposed to be in the 90s. Wednesday was gorgeous with no humidity; Thursday was stifling with widespread storms.
The water levels are still low locally, but the Lehigh River should get some...
| Mar 11, 2013
For the past 15 years, it has been my honor to preside over the fastest growing Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Serving 800 members in 1998 when I began this journey through today, we now close in on 6,000 members strong, and there is no doubt...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:19 PM
When the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397 in Hellertown closed in 2008, the public story was that the aging building had become too expensive to maintain.
In a sense, that was true, but one of the reasons it had become too expensive was...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:25 PM
PennDOT intends to start work Monday on Route 309 in Coopersburg, Upper Saucon; replacement of the Spring Creek Road Bridge in Lower Macungie to follow March 1 "PennDOT officials today announced that a project to improve state Route 309 in Upper Saucon...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:25 PM
A Coopersburg mortgage company has agreed to pay a $10,250 fine to settle an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. An examination this spring found Sky Financial Services originated 40 mortgages through unlicensed employees, a violation...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Like many local governments, money’s tight for Upper Saucon Township. A committee charged with pointing the way toward cost containment and savings unveiled their recommendations at a recent meeting of the township’s board of supervisors. ...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Coopersburg Borough is looking to fill two vacancies on its three-member Zoning Hearing Board. Long-time resident Joseph Volk, who died Aug. 19, most recently served on the Zoning Hearing Board. Volk also served several terms on borough council. Borough...