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Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Six months after one has obtained their drivers permit, they are allowed to get their license. In the state of Pennsylvania, the age that one gets their permit is 16.

Some legislators are arguing for a national graduated driver licensing law to replace the separate individual state regulations.

The statistics in 2009 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed 16 year olds have crash rates higher than drivers of any other age. It was...

Hornet Happenings

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in School

Thursday, April 4 marks the end of the fourth marking period for East Penn students, which means school is almost over and summer is rapidly approaching.

In addition to the anticipation of summer vacation, students can also look forward to the spring musical, spring concerts, Final Fling, proms and more.

Seniors can look forward to senior ball, afterball, senior picnic, Baccalaureate, graduation and senior week trips.

On April 3, the Student Government Association will...

Editor's view Support H.R. 139 for everyone's benefit

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is asking for the public's support for House Resolution 139, which would require a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts. (See Guest View, this page.)

Before you say, "so what?" consider all the rhetoric we continually hear about how American students are falling behind their foreign counterparts, especially when it comes to test scores. We're all too familiar with...

County executive highlights fiscal stability in 'State of Lehigh County' speech

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell highlighted financial stability and resident safety in his "State of Lehigh County" program at Brookside Country Club March 28.

Hansell said the county has endured through the fiscal downturn in previous years and has remained financially viable.

"Any way you measure it, the state of our county finances is strong," Hansell said.

He said county employees have participated more fully in their own healthcare through the past seven years...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in School

When Michael Arenella brought his Dreamland Quarter from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Willow Lane Elementary School for a Friday afternoon program March 22, he brought more than just a musical presentation. Arenella brought a history lesson for the youngsters and an appreciation for music that in the 1920s and 1930s was labeled "dangerous" by many.

Their delivery, as well as their instruments, attire, and equipment are faithfully accurate to the era, and Arenella's musicians played their "hot...

United Way, NCC host state budget forum

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.

Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.

Peter Tartline, Pa. executive deputy secretary of the...

Guest View

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by DAWN SETTLE and DONNA BENSON in Opinion

State Rep. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, introduced House Resolution 139 (HR 139) that called for a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts.

The House Education Committee passed this resolution with a unanimous vote to send it to the full House for second consideration on April 8 and a final house vote April 9 or 10.

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education fully supports HR 139 and asks for help to make...

DCNR

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.

The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20 to 25 students in grades 10 to 12 to conservation and environmental careers.

This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.

The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and...