NCC offers free ‘Introduction to OSHA’ program April 1

Each year, millions of dollars of fines are issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Some fines are issued due to willful violation, but most are issued because companies are struggling to understand the standards and how they apply to their organization. Northampton Community College’s Center for Business & Industry (CBI) will offer a free “Introduction to OSHA” program on Wednesday, April 1. Attendance certificates will be issued to participants who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation. (read more)

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SBA announces theme for National Small Business Week, May 4-8

The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 4-8, 2015. This year’s theme will be “SBA: Dream Big, Start Small.” Every year sinc


Learn what the Brodhead Watershed Association has found in your streams at March 31 meeting

Would you like to know what the Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA) has found in your streams? Pollution levels in the lower Brodhead watershed have made the streams unsafe for swimming or other water contact. BWA will present a report to municipal partn


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Subconscious Visualization Techniques, Part II

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Opinion: In Pennsylvania, energy consumers hold the power

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CPA: Pennsylvania pension crisis solution must not be kicked down the road

March 2 To the editor: One of the most pressing issues facing The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the ticking time bomb of underfunded state and municipal pensions. Adequate and responsible pension funding is the biggest threat to Pennsylvania’s long-term

You may still be able to enroll in health insurance coverage with a qualifying life event

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