Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Kids Closet Sale has something for everyone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by AMY MILLER in Local News

Do you children need a new wardrobe?

How about a new toy?

Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?

The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.

The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.

2 charged with setting barn fires

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Witnesses, evidence lead township, state police to Northampton pair

A Northampton woman and a former junior firefighter have been charged with setting multiple barn fires in the area.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, said Samantha Keeney, 24, of Northampton, was charged April 4 in connection with the barn fires at 3646 Cedar Drive and 786 Fir Drive in Lehigh Township and 4413 Cherryville Road, Allen Township.

Keeney has been charged with causing or risking catastrophe; arson and related offenses; agricultural vandalism; criminal mischief; criminal trespass; and recklessly endangering another person.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 11

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 15

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

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.

TUESDAY 16

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Phillip Retter

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”

NASD administration lowers proposed tax increase

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Straw vote among school board will be held at next meeting, April 29

The Northampton Area School District administration returned to the board of education April 8 with a reduced proposed tax hike for the district’s 2019-20 general fund budget, lowering the percentage of increase from 3.79 percent to 2.69 percent.

The administration plans to take a poll of board members at the next school board meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 29.

“We’ll do some kind of straw vote at the next meeting,” NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik said. “You’ve got to let us know so we have some time.”

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 4

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

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

MONDAY 8

Northampton Area School Board 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 9

Night to Shine

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Prom gives special needs individuals a festive evening

Riverbend Community Church, Allentown, went all out to give individuals with specials needs a fun night. The Night to Shine prom was held Feb. 8 at Palace Center, Hanover Street in Allentown. One hundred forty guests enjoyed dancing, eating and socializing.

The lobby of Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel, complete with a red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered the building.

After passing a tremendous arch of balloons, guests registered and met their buddy.