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Monkeys, Gates on Rail Trail Top Local News

The hiring of a new head basketball coach by Solehi School Board also makes Upper Saucon Patch news this week.

Monkeys, Gates on Rail Trail Top Local News

Local Crime Fighters Go High-Tech With Regional Investigation Center
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin spotlights new Regional Intelligence and investigation Center, which he says can speed up crime-solving by allowing police departments to better analyze and share data.

Amanda Seyfried on People's 'Most Beautiful' List
It's a big year for Amanda Seyfried with a stunning red carpet turn at the Oscars, a new movie out this weekend and a spot on People's 'Most Beautiful' list.

Rescued Horse Falls in Ditch Again
Star, a 30-year-old horse, was rescued this week—the second time in a month—after falling down a slope into a ditch.

Township Makes Changes to Employee Pension Plans
Here are 5 things for Upper Saucon Township taxpayers to know about the retirement funds for municipal employees.

$10K Reward Offered in Law Office Arson Case
Rick Orloski, whose law office on Cedar Crest Boulevard was twice torched by arsonists, is offering a $10,000 reward.

Pat Toomey and That Dirty Word 'Compromise'
Pat Toomey seems to understand that he has to reach moderates and independents as Pennsylvania becomes increasingly blue.

Monkey Sighting Reported on Rail Trail
According to the Morning Call, a borough woman told police Tuesday that she saw a monkey while walking her dogs on the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown.


State Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) is supporting bills designed to increase government transparency in campaign finance and lobbyist reporting.

Coopersburg to Sponsor Free Forum on Aging
The Upper Bucks Forum on Aging will be held Wednesday, May 8 in Richlandtown.

Here He Is! Baby Bison Debuts at Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo officials think the bison calf born last week in the Trexler Nature Preserve is a boy but won't know for certain until he is examined by a veterinarian.

Sister's Death Inspired Woman to Fight Domestic Violence
Anti-domestic violence advocate wants to create camps for survivors to support each other.

Rail Trail Neighbor Protests Legal Fees for Gate
Upper Saucon Township supervisors decide not to pass along $300 charge for drawing up legal agreement to allow gate access from New Street back yard.

Solehi Board Hires Head Basketball Coach
Southern Lehigh School Board approves several personnel changes.

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Needs to Be 'Champion of Peace'
Former president draws 3,000 at Lafayette College for discussion of human rights initiatives.

3 Non-Relatives Could Legally Share a Home if Law Changes
Current Upper Saucon zoning law allows only 2 non-relatives to live together, making it impossible to establish smaller group homes.

Solehi Will Give $64K to Southern Lehigh Public Library
The Southern Lehigh School Board, at Monday night's meeting, unanimously agreed to contribute $64,000 to the Southern Lehigh Public Library with the 2013-2014 budget.

Toomey: 'I Did What I Thought Was Right' on Background Checks
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he'll focus on economic issues now that his battle to expand background checks for gun buyers has failed.

Amanda Seyfried Wants Juicy Role in 'Mean Girls' Musical
Lehigh Valley actress Amanda Seyfried, whose first movie was 'Mean Girls,' wants to play a juicer role if the story is adapted into a stage musical.  

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