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E. Allen approves waiver requests

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Developer seeks to build 55-and-over active community along Route 512

A 55-and-over active community is one step closer to becoming a reality in East Allen Township.

The board of supervisors at the Sept. 22 meeting unanimously approved 24 waivers for Toll Brothers, ranging from requirements related to roads, curbs and stormwater management in the form of ponds to aesthetics.

The community, located along Route 512, seeks to add 232 homes on 100 acres of land currently owned by David Jaindl.

Northampton man will stand trial for homicide

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Jason Myirski is charged with killing father in August in borough home

During a preliminary hearing Monday at the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Judge Robert Hawke ordered Jason John Myirski, 36, of Northampton, to stand trial for criminal homicide for causing the death of his father, Joseph Myirski Jr., Aug. 9.

As previously reported, Northampton Borough police officers responded to a call 3:17 a.m. Aug. 9 of multiple shots fired at the Myirski home, 2350 Main St.

Mixed-use ordinance vote delayed

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission will conduct parking study in Bath

Bath Borough Council has decided to postpone a vote on a contentious mixed-use zoning amendment ordinance.

Council President Mark Saginario addressed council at its Sept. 12 meeting, requesting a vote on the ordinance be delayed.

The ordinance seeks to establish a schedule of permitted use, dimensional requirements for mixed use, accessory uses and special exception uses in the parking overlay district. The area includes 71 properties in the downtown area.

Whitehall man charged in stabbing of another with machete

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

A Whitehall Township man has been charged in the alleged stabbing of another man with a machete Sept. 4 at Sheetz, 5001 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Magistrate Robert Halal’s office, Michael Allen Farber, 19, has been charged with the felony of aggravated assault.

Police responded to a stabbing 9:26 p.m. at the gas station. When police arrived at the scene, they found Jonathan Regits, no age and residence provided, bleeding profusely from his left hand, the affidavit said.

Shots fired in Main St. home

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

36-year-old borough man charged with killing father

A Northampton Borough man has been charged with shooting and killing his father early Tuesday morning.

According to the criminal complaint obtained from Magisterial District Judge Robert Hawke’s office, Jason John Myirski, 36, was charged Tuesday morning during an arraignment before Hawke with one count of criminal homicide for causing the death of his father, Joseph Myirski Jr.

Northampton Borough Police Chief Ronald Morey told The Press Tuesday afternoon borough officers responded to a 3:17 a.m. call of multiple shots fired at the Myirski home, 2350 Main St.

Party time

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Family gathers for

Kathryn Bollinger Johnson, a resident of Liza’s House, Danielsville, surpassed a life milestone April 1 few, if any of us, will ever experience — 100 years of age.

Last Sunday, Johnson was treated to a birthday party unlike any other as she was surrounded by her brother, Del Bollinger of North Catasauqua, and family members who traveled from as far away as Australia, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina and New York to celebrate her life at the Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville.

ValleyChurch has new home at the Roxy

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Pastor Phil Miller says congregation welcomes all to worship

The Roxy Theatre has a new guest.

ValleyChurch has been offering worship services in the theater, located at 2004 Main St., Northampton, since July 2015.

The church, which consists of 20 to 25 members, is led by Pastor Phil Miller and meets 10 a.m. every Sunday. Congregation members come from Allentown, Bethlehem, Slatington, New Tripoli, Catasauqua and Northampton.

Miller, who is originally from North Catasauqua and a 1988 graduate of Catasauqua High School, is a trained musician, with credentials in both performance and education.

ANOTHER VIEW Turn political apathy into voter activism on Election Day

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Opinion

Americans take pride in the concept and practice of democracy.

Or so we are taught in schools and told by the media.

However, one look at polling places throughout the nation, the state of Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, and an entirely different story is revealed.

These sanctuaries of democracy tell a story of political apathy, disinterest in the political process and a general suspicion, if not outright opposition, to the typical political candidate and elected official.

Last Tuesday I fulfilled, what some refer to as, my "civic duty"– I voted.

Debaters committed to excellence

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in School

Team competes in state championship

The Northampton Area High School Debate Team is continuing in the footsteps of previous teams by ending this year's season on a high note.

The team, led by NAHS English teacher and team coach Michael Bauer, finished the season with a record of 17-6, propelling them into the Eastern PA Conference Debate championship.

Bauer said the team this year felt a strong urge to ensure they maintained a winning streak as set by previous teams.

Volunteer club formed at Northampton Area High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in School

Northampton Area High School has a new club whose members are intent on helping other individuals and organizations in need.

NAHS teacher and club advisor Becky Wagner said the club has 55 students.

"Our mission is to promote volunteerism in our school and community, as well as to help students develop a passion for assisting anyone in need," Wagner said.