Northampton Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

State officials announce $190,000 in grants for trail projects

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.

Keystone will detail company’s expansion plans

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

E. Allen supervisors to hear updates on DEP permit for added quarry use

Keystone Cement Company agreed to meet with East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors Dec. 18. The meeting’s intent is to clarify the company’s plans for its operations.

The company was recently purchased by Giant Cement Company and applied for a Department of Environmental Protection permit to continue local operations. Both areas were concerns for local residents.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

THURSDAY 5

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 9

Northampton Area School District Board of Education meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 10

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 2

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

TUESDAY 3

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 4

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

THURSDAY 5

Borough preps for tree lighting

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Ceremony will be Dec. 1

After weeks of searching and scouring yards all across town, Northampton Borough has found an evergreen to serve as its official Christmas tree, which will be decorated for the holidays at the Main Street and Laubach Avenue triangle.

“We are pleased. We found a real nice tree in a yard of an East Allen Township home,” borough Manager LeRoy Brobst reported Nov. 1. “The family is willing to donate the tree to the borough for its holiday program and give the community the spirit of Christmas.”

Batter up!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Themed wedding celebrates interests of bride, groom

When you attend a wedding, many times the bride and groom’s interests shine through. That is very much the case for the wedding of Barbie (Hucaluk) and Shawn Fillman, of Whitehall. The couple had a baseball- and skull-themed wedding. The colors purple and black were used throughout.

Barbie Fillman is originally from Catasauqua. Her son, Jayden, attends Catasauqua Area School District, and her mother, Barbara Hucaluk, recently retired from Northampton Area School District.

Northampton budget includes tax increase

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Dec. 5 vote is expected

Northampton Borough’s proposed 2020 budget was presented at the Nov. 21 Northampton Borough Council meeting. The budget calls for a half-mill increase in property taxes to support nearly $7 million in expenditures and other projects.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst, in presenting the projected $6,976,110 in expenditures, said the modest hike in real estate taxes will set the millage at 10.54 mills.

“Unfortunately, it will be necessary to increase taxes by 0.5 percent,” Brobst said. “This is the first increase since 2016.”

Abundantly blessed by community

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

NAMS program provides families with Thanksgiving, weekend meals

With the crisp air around us and crunchy leaves beneath us, it is the time of year we get to enjoy the sweet smell of a brown sugar pumpkin pie. However, it is a time of year much larger than just spicy aromas and warm tones. It is a time where generosity flows furiously through our communities and floods our homes with warmth and kindness.