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."
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.
The Coplay American Legion Post 426 will hold its annual Memorial Day program this coming Sunday.
Joined by the Legion Auxiliary, the uniformed men and women will hold a ceremony, including a rifle salute and placement of wreaths at various monuments throughout town.
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.
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.
It was a trip down memory lane April 30 as Larry Oberly of the Northampton Area Historical Society dusted off copies of the Cement News, a community newspaper published weekly in the early 1900s.
Oberly's presentation, open to the public, was held at the Northampton Area High School library.
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.
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.
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.
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.