Northampton Press

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 16

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

MONDAY 20

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

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Preparing for start of new school year

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Students in NASD will head back to classes Aug. 27

With the opening of the 2018-19 school year in Northampton Area School District less than two weeks away, the hiring of teachers, teaching assistants and staff is in full swing.

And the community education program is expected to be in effect with the hiring of a new coordinator.

While the NASD school year doesn’t officially begin until Aug. 27 when students return to classes, some students are already busy on campus.

Northampton Area High School Big ‘N’ Band camp began Aug. 6. Northampton Area Middle School band camp began Aug. 13.

Moore Twp. adds full-time police officer to force

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Moore Township Board of Supervisors, at its Aug. 7 meeting, promoted part-time Police Officer John Micklich to full-time status.

Secretary/Treasurer/Supervisor Richard Gable informed the board that overtime in the police department is too high.

“It is in our best interest to do this,” Gable said.

The board voted unanimously to appoint Micklich to full time.

The police department was founded in 1952 when residents expressed a desire for a township force. Officers patrol the 38 square miles of the township around the clock 365 days a year.

Grab a book and a snack

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Summer library a success

George Wolf Elementary School strives to keep its students learning during the long months of summer.

First-grade teacher Jen Horn came up with the idea for an outdoor library, where students had the opportunity to donate and borrow books each week while enjoying snacks and drinks with classmates. With the help of faculty and students, the school, 300 Allen St., Bath, was able to pull off this event 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday of the summer.

Bath inaugurates new borough hall

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

S. Walnut St. location has administrative offices, room for Bath’s historical artifacts

During a well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 6, Bath Borough Council and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito officially celebrated the move to the new borough hall, located at 121 S. Walnut St.

This historic event took place in front of a packed house of residents, dignitaries and former and current elected officials.

Liz Weaver, of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was the emcee. The chamber leader, Tony Iannelli, was present and congratulated Bath for this achievement.

Ride, block party helps fire company, Dream Come True

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

With a subdued attendance due to rain — but with an abundance of enthusiasm — the 13th annual Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party was a success. The party was held July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St., and spilled out onto the closed street.

Borough leaders attended and supported the event.

The block party was to raise resources for two distinct groups: Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Dream Come True.

Rental ordinance tabled till Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough council agrees to post proposal online

Expect the unexpected.

The suggestion became reality Aug. 2 when, instead of voting on the revised apartment ordinance, Northampton Borough Council tabled the decision until September.

The ordinance regarding apartment inspections was first adopted in May with a one-vote margin. It was vetoed in June by Mayor Thomas Reenock, then revised and back before council last week.

The debate and postponement continue, as the issue is now tabled until council’s Sept. 6 meeting. To overturn the veto, the ordinance needs a majority vote plus one.