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LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Amended version of budget passed along party lines

The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.

The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million. The new budget turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million. The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 31

Trick or treat night in Emmaus 6 to 8 p.m. Turn on a porch light to participate.

Nov. 1

The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus is now holding a Florida fruit sale selling tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruit. Call 610-965-3977 to place an order. The last day to order will be Nov. 18 for a Dec. 7 pickup.

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. For more information, visit www.dlarc. org, email KE3AW@arrl. net or call 610-432-8286.

15TH DISTRICT

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Dent facing challenge Nov. 6 from Daugherty

This year, all Lehigh County residents will vote for the United States Representative from the 15th Congressional District.

Charlie Dent, a Republican, will face Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 contest.

Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.

Dent has progressed through both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States House of Representatives.

First elected in 2004, Dent has held on to his seat in congress with wide margins in recent years.

Penn State political forum offers a window into the views of local legislators

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Political Society and Student Government Association sponsored a "Meet Your Legislator Event" at the Center Valley Campus Oct. 11.

State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Representative Gary Day, R-187th, and State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, attended the event to speak to students and answer questions about state policy.

"We love events like this because it gives us a second to pause, think about our day and talk to people," Day said. "It is wonderful to speak to a crowd who is younger, yet highly engaged."

LVHN

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Drive-through flu shots Nov. 3, 4

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.