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Another car accident leads to guardrail

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Another vehicle accident at the Newport Avenue and Lumber Street intersection has prompted Northmpton Borough to install a guardrail at the corner to prevent damage to a home located at the site.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko informed council at last Thursday's meeting of the recent vehicle accident. He said it is the third such incident that has taken place at the intersection over an undetermined period of time.

Zarayko said the accident "caused considerable damage and a power shortage to the neighborhood."

Atlas Museum opens

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Attention Northampton Borough and area residents: the Atlas Cement Museum is now open for business.

The museum officially opened May 11.

Some refer to the Atlas Cement Museum as "one of the best kept secrets" as it has generated world-wide interest.

Visitors have descended on the museum from all corners of the globe. For instance, an official Chinese delegation, a Burgenland, Austria group with its governor and bishop, Spain, England, France, Mexico, Germany, Canada and states from California to Florida have visited the museum.

Borough allows communities use of band trailer

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton is receptive to area communities requesting use of the borough's band trailer for summer functions.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko and council said South Whitehall Township's request to borrow the band trailer for an event has an unusual ring to it because the trailer belonged to the township years ago.

Although the band trailer lacks the modernity of Whitehall Township's band trailer, it serves its purpose by allowing band performances, shows or pageants, including the borough's Christmas tree lighting program at Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

Allen Township planners to focus on FedEx hub plan

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Next public hearing on proposed distribution center is set for May 19

The Allen Township Planning Commission will convene Monday, May 19, for another meeting in a series of public hearings on FedEx's plans to build a $335 million mega-hub distribution center off Willowbrook Road.

The proposed development has not gone without unrest among area citizens. Residents have argued the center will destroy neighborhood tranquility and diminish farmland.

Council not happy with proposed daycare center

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A new day care center opening at the one-time Newberry Five and Ten store on Main Street is not sitting well with Northampton Borough Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr.

Lopsonzski Sr. did not pull any punches voicing his indignation at last Thursday's council meeting, registering his concerns over the safety of the children which may be enrolled at the uptown facility.

Deadline to post building numbers in Allen June 30

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

More properties across Allen Township are sporting large numbers noting their address on posts.

The township deadline to have numbers displayed on structures, residential and commercial, is June 30. The numbers must be clearly visible so emergency personnel and others can locate the building.

Township supervisors earlier unanimously adopted legislation requiring building numbers. In many cases, it could be lifesaving in the event of a medical emergency allowing an ambulance and EMS to locate the address without delay.

Planners address FedEx concerns

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Citizens ask questions

A small crowd attended Monday's Allen Township Planning Commission meeting regarding FedEx's proposed plans to build a $335 million distribution center.

Fewer questions were posed than during previous meetings. Much of the meeting, held at the township fire hall, involved a planning review letter concerning The Rocekfeller Group and FedEx's preliminary and final plan subdivision.

The meeting went smoothly and lasted less than two hours. A meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday evening was canceled.

Borough to collect unpaid garbage bills

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Nearly 500 Northampton property owners have yet to pay their 2014 garbage collection fees.

The amount owed the borough for the back refuse bills totals $380,000 and involves 479 accounts, according to LeRoy Brobst, assistant to the manager.

Brobst informed the Northampton Borough Council at its meeting last Thursday the outstanding unpaid refuse bills equals the same amount as in previous years.