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Farmers market to open May 15

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season May 15.

The outdoor market returns for the second year at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The recent move from Uptown Park provides the public with easier access, additional parking and expanded vendor space.

Borough Planner Victor Rodite said, in the coming weeks, entertainment at the farmers market includes Northampton Area Middle School band, Tootsie the Clown, bagpiper Gene Kutzler, classic and antique car displays and more.

NAHS teacher lauded

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Angela Munjone, a mathematics teacher at Northampton Area High School, was inducted by Northampton Exchange Club as the Outstanding NAHS Teacher for March/April at the April 4 dinner meeting. The ceremony was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

Munjone received a framed certificate and pen, and her name and accomplishments will be added to the Exchange Club’s collection of honorees. It is the second year the club has paid tribute to outstanding NAHS faculty and staff.

Delayed again

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough council now expected to vote on rental ordinance May 17

A vote on the proposed rental property ordinance, which has its proponents and detractors, is now expected to be voted on by Northampton Borough Council at its May 17 meeting.

The council committee — Robert McHale, Judy Kutzler and Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. — has pared the legislation to 11 pages.

The new ordinance would require landlords to pay a registration fee for each unit, to allow a borough code officer to schedule inspections of the property, to pay inspection fees and to correct unsafe conditions.

Council hears Cementon Bridge plans

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

New span will be built next to existing structure

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is keeping a close watch on the construction progress of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, mainly because the opening of the new bridge over the Lehigh River will trigger the start of the work to erect a new Cementon Bridge.

At the April 19 council meeting, Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said work will commence on the replacement of the deteriorating Cementon-Northampton Bridge, commonly referred to as just the Cementon Bridge, as soon as vehicle traffic is allowed over the new Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

Museum to open doors May 13

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

NASD, university students toured in April

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.

It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.

Borough woman turning 100

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Catherine Marie (Bender) Troxell has made her mark at Sacred Heart Assisted Living by the Creek, Northampton. She turns 100 tomorrow, April 27.

Staff and those around her say her smile is infectious.

Kitty, as she is known to family and friends, hasn’t spent any time over the decades thinking about if she would reach the century mark. She has been too busy raising a family, sewing, knitting, taking photos and collecting stamps and coins.

“I never thought I would reach 100,” Kitty said in a soft voice.

Council delays vote on rental ordinance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Proposed legislation wording still being finalized; hearing is set for May 2

The expected vote on the proposed legislation governing residential rental units in Northampton did not occur during the April 19 meeting of council. The hearing and vote will now be on the agenda for the May 2 meeting.

The May 2 date strays from the traditional Thursday meeting. A hearing will begin 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting remains 7:30 p.m.

Redner’s gets council backing for beer, wine sales

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

State board to review request to transfer license from Easton business

At its April 19 meeting, Northampton Borough Council approved a resolution granting the request of Redner’s Warehouse Markets, 101 Held Drive, to sell beer and wine.

The resolution will now go to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for review and action.

Jason Hoff, vice president and general counsel for Redner’s Warehouse Markets Inc., informed council there will be a major upgrade of the market to house the cafe in the area where the produce is currently located.