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Thursday, August 22, 2019

State police receive positive reports in Bath Borough

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

During Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito’s report to Bath Borough Council Oct. 1, she relayed positive resident reports about the police services provided by Pennsylvania State Police.

Reginelli-Mirabito said the troopers have also expressed positive statements about their work in Bath.

“I am very happy, very happy with the state police. They have been great,” said Bradley Flynn, borough manager, before the start of the meeting.

The state police coverage in the borough began July 1. Council shifted police services from Colonial Regional Police Department after costs escalated in excess of $400,000 per year.

Reginelli-Mirabito reminded residents with nonemergency calls to contact her or the borough office and not to call the state police.

“Many of the issues we can take care of through the borough office or through a call to me,” she said.

In another matter, the effort to develop a community block watch is yielding interest. Reginelli-Mirabito reported nine residents have stepped forward to help. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli pledged to attend the first Bath’s town watch meeting.

Fire Chief Chuck Tully reported there were 18 incidents with two advanced life support (ALS) assists in September. The Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps will have a presence at the Oct. 23 Halloween parade. The state police have agreed to lead the parade.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Bath will be teaming up this fall with Project Keep Warm by collecting coats, hats, gloves and scarves for families in need.

Paw Park development has been slowed because of the recent inclement weather.

The next Bath Borough Council meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.