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Halloween parade date approaches

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the Tuesday, Oct. 21 Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association's community Halloween Parade approaching, the deadline for registering is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 10, via email at coplayhalloweenparade@yahoo.com.

The rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Favorite musical bands will again be in the parade lineup, including the Whitehall High School Zephyr Marching Band, the East Hills Middle School, the Rajah Temple Oriental Band, the Allentown Hobo Almost Marching Band and the Wind Gap Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Farmers market to move in 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The fledging North-ampton Farmers Market may be looking for a new home in 2015, following a two-year-run in the borough's uptown business district on Main Street.

The farmers market has enjoyed success, from the public and patrons, since opening last summer. However, borough plans to create a mini park at the site may factor into the market's future.

Victor Rodite, borough community planner, and borough Manager Gene Zarayko recently informed members of council action on the market should occur soon.

Northampton police file for contract arbitration

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Unless the Borough of Northampton and its police officers can soon reach a new contract, a third party will have to come in and break the present stalemate.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko delivered the message to council members at their meeting Sept. 18.

Council members had no comment on the lack of progress in the negotiations.

Weston Senior Living Center celebrates 20 years

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Weston Senior Living Center, Northampton, observed its 20th anniversary last Saturday with a gala celebration at which residents, family, staff and dignitaries joined for an afternoon of activities, picnic, cake, music and a program.

Mayor Thomas D. Reenock proclaimed Oct. 4 as "Weston Senior Living Center Day" in Northampton, to a rousing sound of applause by the large crowd on hand.

Allen Township sups hear complaints

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Allen Township Board of Supervisors have been asked by neighboring East Allen Township to address the First Regional Compost Authority on complaints from the public about bringing materials to the Weaversville drop-off site.

In a letter to Allen Supervisors Chairman Paul Balliet, East Allen asks Allen Township to join in notifying the FRCA of complaints from residents about the treatment they receive when dropping off materials at the compost facility.

Balliet and the board did say its representative on the authority would be apprised of East Allen's concerns.

Coplay column

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Parade set for Oct. 16

Coplay Borough's community Halloween Parade is beginning to come together.

Sponsored by the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association, the Oct. 16 parade will include three bands: Whitehall High School Zephyr Marching Band, Allentown Hobo Almost Marching Band and the Wind Gap Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps. Another two bands are expected to be in the parade but that has not been finalized.

The parade route remains unchanged, beginning on Chestnut Street, proceeding south on Second Street and disbanding at Hokendauqua Street.

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Borough public works crews to wear pink

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough's public works employees certainly are getting second looks from residents and motorists this month.

At a September meeting, it was announced the crew members will put away their lime green and orange T-shirts and replace them with pink ones.

The administration and council has approved a request from Greg Morey, public works supervisor, for the men to wear the pink shirts in recognition and support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Not happy

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Council derides removal of dam

The partial removal of the historic Atlas Dam on the Hokendauqua Creek was strongly denounced at the Northampton Borough council meeting Sept. 18.

Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. branded the action as an affront to not only those who embrace the environment, but also to the community as a whole.

Lopsonzski aired his views toward the conclusion of the meeting.

"To me, what is being done to the Atlas Dam is not only sacrilegious but vindictive," Lopsonzski said.

Too noisy

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Resident complains about Main Street tavern

Northampton Borough Council assured Joseph Andzeski his complaint of excessive noise from a tavern, as well as strewn beer bottles and cigarette butts in a driveway, will be addressed.

Andzeski, of East Seventh Street, went before council Sept. 18.

"Things have gotten out of hand," he said in reference to the Edelweis Haus at 702 Main St. "The excessive noise, I can't open my windows at night."

His home is located near the tavern.

Andzeski said his complaints are mostly about what occurs on weekdays. He cited issues as late as 2-4 a.m.

Gotta go?

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Borough to apply for grant for restroom

Northampton Borough Council Sept. 18 authorized its community planner to apply for a state grant for the purchase of a state-of-the art portable restroom facility.

Community Planner Victor Rodite was instructed to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the funding. Council adopted the resolution in a unanimous vote to seek state funding.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said the aluminum portable restroom will serve males and females and have hot running water.