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Hearing set in hit-and-run

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by AL RECKER in Police Log

Amanda Miller, 21, of Bath, will appear for her preliminary hearing March 11, 1:30 p.m. in Magisterial District Court, West 21st Street, Northampton, on hit-and-run charges stemming from a Jan. 16 incident.

Northampton Borough Police reported a vehicle she was driving struck a 10-year-old girl. Miller, according to police, fled the scene of the accident.

Miller was placed in Northampton Count Prison initially on $5,000 bail by District Judge Danel Corpora. She is now free on bail, posted by her mother, Tammy Weist of Bath.

Coplay column

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

New 2nd St. eatery is anticipated

North Second Street may be welcoming a new eatery.

A handmade colorful sign in the window where Bill's Lunch used to be located states Bacon Strips soon will occupy the premises.

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Activity has been noticed at the closed Wachovia Bank across Second Street from the restaurant. Some speculate perhaps the handsome brick structure could open as a new business venture. The former bank branch location has been closed for many years A posted sign states the property is available for leasing.

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Allen supervisors discuss bike lane

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors recently got a glimpse of a proposed bike lane.

Jim Milot of Hanover Engineering Company gave a PowerPoint presentation of the bicycle right-of-way at the commissioners' Feb. 12 meeting.

The bike layout and signage plan is designed for a 2,000-foot stretch over Willowbrook, Savage and West Bullshead roads.

There will be an abundance of signs designating the roads as bike lanes, such as "Share the Road" signs and pavement markings.

The road narrows in the area of a bridge on Willowbrook Road, near Bullshead Road.

Coplay column

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Hoagie sales going strong

Hoagies are like gold to the American Club of Coplay. Selling its one millionth hoagie several years back, the club's volunteers are now on the way to reaching 1,800,000.

The group of volunteers assembles its popular meat and tuna hoagies at a building erected just for that purpose. Each volunteer has a station next to a moving conveyor belt for adding the cheese, high-grade meats, lettuce, tomatoes and hot peppers and the secret tuna mix recipe to the cut rolls.

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Hit-and-run hearing rescheduled

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

A preliminary hearing for Amanda Miller, 21, of Bath, is expected to be held no later than the week of Feb. 22.

Miller's initial hearing, scheduled for the week of Jan. 25, was canceled by request of the borough police department, the Northampton based District Judge's Office said.

Miller was charged with hit-and-run driving, failing to report the incident to police and failing to render aid.

Police Chief Ron Morey confirmed that no new date for her hearing has been set.

Morey said Miller could be represented by the Northampton County Public Defender's Office.

Civil service requirements to stay intact

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council has decided to keep intact its civil service ordinance rather than amend it.

The changes proposed by the Civil Service Commission regarding eligibility lists involve physical agility tests.

The potential changes raised more questions than answers when borough lawmakers were presented with the proposal at last month's meeting.

"We're going somewhere in the blind here," council Vice President Robert McHale, police committee chairman, said when examining the proposed changes.

Time to sign up for spring sports teams

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Coplay Sports Inc. youth teams are currently enmeshed in league basketball competition, but spring is also on the minds of the members of the organization. The group is holding youth baseball and softball sign-ups for boys and girls 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Sixth Street field house.

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Coplay Saengerbund is preparing to observe its 100th birthday in 2017.

Founders and many members have their roots in Austria, and the bonds with the Burgenland State continue.

Deadline for garbage bill discount is Feb. 17

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough property owners have less than two weeks to pay the 2015 garbage collections bill in order to get a discount.

Refuse bills must be paid at face value starting Feb. 18. The cost is $275 for seniors and $305 for other residents. Property owners get a $25 discount if the bill is paid by Feb. 17.

Assistant to the manager LeRoy Brobst said the borough mailed the bills out at the end of December.

The borough anticipates most residents will pay their bills in person as the deadline approaches.

Tama building may become apartments

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton hopes to start work on former Tama building.

The Northampton Borough Council wants to move forward and convert the plant on Main Street into apartments this year.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said plans could be in the works, but did not reveal specifics at the Jan. 29 meeting.

The New Jersey developer pledged the project would not harm the community, but instead will be an upscale apartment complex.

The condominiums, approved earlier by the borough, would be located off 21st Street.

Ramp removed from park

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Borough of Northampton's unofficial skateboard park at Smith Lane and Lerchenmiller Drive recently suffered another blow.

"A crew of the public works department will begin removing the old half-pipe ramp at the skateboard park. This ramp was never completed and is in bad condition," borough Manager Gene Zarayko advised borough council, Jan. 15.

Although council members had no comment on the issue, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Jr., building, land and recreation committee chairman, reiterated the administration's position regarding the skateboard park.