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Borough to use tract of land for park system

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Borough of Northampton is adding another parcel to its expanded park and recreation system.

The parcel is located at Fourth and Pearl streets and will be utilized for vehicle parking at the adjoining Fourth Street recreation site.

Borough council at its April 16 meeting adopted a resolution accepting an agreement of sale for the parcel from Joseph R. and Elizabeth Crock.

Leroy Brobst, assistant to the manager, said the appraisal for the property amounts to $40,000, the sale price for the land.

Borough market to open May 26

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Northampton Farmers Market will open for a third season Tuesday, May 26, at its uptown location on Main Street.

The borough-sponsored outdoor market is located on grounds that years ago housed a retail cotton goods shop.

The property that was acquired more than two years ago with a grant from Monroe County casino gaming funds is also being developed as a community mini park. The grounds have been graded, utility lines placed on the site and a gazebo moved there.

Coplay Column

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Oldies dance set for American Club

The Whitehall Lions Club will hold a spring fling oldies dance Friday, May 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the American Club pavilion, Cherry Street.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The kitchen and bar will be open.

For tickets or more information, call 610-261-2920 or 610-262-7598.


Now is the time to get rid of used tires.

Public works personnel this Saturday will be at the borough parkway parking lot accepting the old tires for free.

Lafarge Cement Company is again providing a large trailer for the tires.

Atlas museum to open Sunday

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, the only such museum in the United States renowned for its collection of artifacts that tell the story of cement manufacturing in Northampton and the region, will open its 2015 season this Sunday.

Located at 1401 Laubach Ave., in a wing of borough hall, Curator Ed Pany said the Atlas museum will be open to the public the second and fourth Sundays of the month, 1-3 p.m., through September. Admission is free.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

St. Peter's, library to hold joint event

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Fifth Street, and the Coplay Public Library are partnering for an event on Saturday.

The church will hold a chicken and ham dinner, and the library will hold a basket social.

The dinner and basket social is from 4 to 7 p.m.


The Coplay Democratic Club will hold a "Meet the Candidates" event on Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m., at Paulie's Restaurant, Chestnut and Ruch streets.


Streets across Coplay Borough are scheduled to be swept by the public works department May 20 and 21. Alleys will not be swept.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

AARP to meet at American Club

Whitehall AARP 3115 will meet Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.

Entertainment will be by Al Grout, a magician/juggler.


Sammy Balliet Stadium is sporting a colorful look these days.

The stadium is now offering advertising on the baseball outfield fences and fences ringing the football fields.

Since the ball field has no outfield fencing, advertising runs a stretch of the fences outside its gates, at the Eighth Street section.

Allen gives go-ahead for parking ordinance

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The days are numbered for motorists to park on stretches of Bullshead and Willowbrook roads to watch soccer games and other athletic events on the grounds of Catasauqua High School.

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its April 16 meeting instructed Solicitor B. Lincoln Treadwell to prepare an ordinance that the supervisors will then vote on.

Treadwell said the ordinance will seek to ban vehicle parking on Bullshead and Willowbrook roads.

Those motorists in violation will be ticketed.

Gazebo is delivered to Uptown Park

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The first sign that Uptown Park is materializing has taken place.

A handsome Colonial-style gazebo has been moved to the site, located between a church and a coffee shop.

The white-trimmed gazebo, topped with a decorative steeple, was transported from Lancaster to the Main Street site recently.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko recently said the opening of Uptown Park will depend much on the cooperation of the weather, noting the gazebo's delivery was delayed for some time because of the elements.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Borough crew preparing pool

The opening of the parkway swimming pool is only a couple of months away.

Borough public works crews are already at the scene with a backloader performing a myriad of tasks.

The laundry list includes cleaning the pool and changing rooms, making pump repairs and chlorine machine adjustments and performing other maintenance.

A bit of good news for pool patrons.

The borough reports there will be no hike in admission rates for the 2015 season.

The pool manager position might again change, however.

The pool's popular deejay parties are expected to return.

Businesses receive industrial waste surveys

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

Thirty-one businesses in Northampton Borough recently have been mailed an industrial waste survey from the Northampton Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The purpose of the survey is to track sewage usage. A similar survey was conducted in 2005. Councilman Keith Piescienski, public works and sewer chairman, reported at the April 2 council meeting that Scott Gillespie, sewer plant superintendent, also mailed a letter to Allen Township, informing the township the survey must be completed.