Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Committee has approved ten projects to receive nearly $3.9 million in funding. Good news for Lehigh Valley International Airport, as traffic rose 14% compared to the same time last year. Taxes will remain the same in Bethlehem Township. In Bethlehem, the city's Director of Community & Economic Development, Tony Hanna, has retired to take a job as the head of the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority. Some local retailers are taking the pre-Christmas sales all the way to midnight.
Here's a depressing statistic: 1 in 7 Americans rely on food stamps, a 16% increase over the past year. Blockbuster will close as many as another 182 stores; it is unknown which Lehigh Valley stores may be affected.
Thats's it for now! Have a great day, and we'll be back later.