Copy Editor: Immediate part-time position available for Slate Belt Town Topics, LLC publications. Flexible hours. Work from home. Should have basic internet and language skills. Position could be expanded to include other duties depending on skills and availability. All invited to apply including stay-at-home moms, retirees and students. Call 610-863-1988 or 570-688-3724. Also contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory Until 1pm for 2-5 Inches of Snow
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 2-5 inches of snow, which is in effect until 1:00pm Friday for Northeastern Pennsylvania and central and northern New Jersey. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with these higher amounts confined to higher elevations near I-80. Rain gradually overspreads the area from northwest to southeast early this morning between 4 and 6 am. A quick changeover to snow is expected within an hour after the rain moves in. The snow may be moderate to heavy at times, with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible, between 6 and 10 am, which coincides with the morning commute. Snow will become lighter from west to east during the late morning and gradually taper off by early afternoon. However, lingering snow showers and snow squalls are possible later in the afternoon and evening. Local untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery, especially at higher elevations along and north of I-78. Poor visibility in heavier snow could also impact driving. Conditions will result in hazardous travel for the Friday morning commute. Temperatures in the lower and mid 30s. Visibility will be one-half mile or less at times..
Washington Twp Police Chief Scott Miller (right) introduced Andrew Bouch (L)) and Daniel Dieter as new part-time police officers during a meeting of the Township Supervisors Wednesday night. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
BASD Kindergarten Registration Packets
The Bangor Area School District is excited to begin this educational journey with the incoming kindergarten parents and students. The kindergarten teams at both Washington and Five Points are so excited to meet their new kindergarten class!
A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if he/she has attained the age of five (5) years by the first scheduled day of the school term for students (August 28, 2017) and successfully completes the district’s kindergarten screening process (School Board Policy # 201).
Kindergarten registration packets are available for parents and/or guardians at any Bangor Area School District elementary school (Five Points, Washington, or DeFranco). Parents and/or guardians may pick up a packet at any elementary school or at the administration building. Please contact either elementary school if you would like a registration packet mailed. Packets will also be available for download from our BASD web page www.bangorslaters.org. In order to receive a scheduled screening appointment, the completed registration packet and mandatory documents need be returned to Mrs. O’Brien at Washington or Mrs. Kelton at Five Points as soon as possible, but no later than March 17th.
As part of the registration process, parents must present copies of their child’s state-issued birth certificate, proof of residency and clearly documented copies of physician or clinic record of the following immunizations:
• 4 doses of Tetanus and Diphtheria
(DTP, DtaP, DT or Td - 1 dose after the 4th birthday).
• 3 doses of Polio (OPV, E-IPV).
• 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) (1st dose after 1st
• 3 doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B)
• 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine or written statement from parent or physician that the child has had Chicken-Pox
In order to determine school building assignment, parents will be asked to inform the school district where their child will be picked up for school and where he/she will be dropped off.
Upon completion and return of the registration packet, parents/and or guardians will be given a date and time for a screening appointment. Kindergarten screenings for the 2017-2018 school year will occur between
March 27th - March 30th at Washington Elementary and Five Points Elementary Schools. All screenings will be by appointment only. An adult must accompany the child(ren) for the screening appointment. Our kindergarten staff is so eager to meet and work with the incoming kindergarten students during these appointments!
In order to make the transition to kindergarten as organized as possible, timely registration is vital. We look forward to seeing all of our upcoming kindergarten parents starting February 1, 2017 as they begin to register their children for kindergarten! Together, we can make the transition to kindergarten a positive experience for our incoming kindergarten students!.
Councilperson Needed in Pen Argyl
Pen Argyl Borough is in need of a councilperson for the Second Ward. (Must be resident of Second Ward) Term expires December 31, 2017.
All applicants must have had residency for at least one year and registered to vote.
Please send a letter of interest and proof of residency by March 24, 2017 to the attention of: Robin Zmoda, Borough Manager, 11 North Robinson, PO Box 128, Pen Argyl, PA 18072
If you have any questions regarding the position please call 610-863-1822..
NCC to Hold Spring Craft Fair
Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its annual spring craft fair on Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
The sale will include one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, wood, floral, food, holiday items and more. Many of the regions' finest crafters will be selling their work.
Admission is $2 general public, $1 seniors 65 and over, and free for children under 12.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 610-861-5088.