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Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario and Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky discuss the merits of a neighborhood watch group in Bath at a meeting Jan. 16.Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Bath Borough Council President Mark Saginario and Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky discuss the merits of a neighborhood watch group in Bath at a meeting Jan. 16.Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr.

Community watch group discussed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Borough took another step forward in organizing a neighborhood watch group. Residents crowded into council chambers to attend a meeting Jan. 16 on the issue.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky kicked off the meeting with a guest speaker, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.

Morganelli mentioned the watch group is an important factor and effort in creating community safety.

“I like that these groups are put together by the local community. I am a big believer in these groups starting through local effort,” he said.

Although the basics of operating the watch group were not established, there were plenty of questions from the residents. A focal point was the recent repeat vandalism at a local church. Branosky and Morganelli indicated the vandalism is being investigated.

Mark Saginario, council president, concluded the meeting by thanking all for attending. He said the next step is to identify a watch coordinator and set up the next meeting. The framework of the fledgling watch group will be discussed at the next meeting, which has not been announced yet.