Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Available even when closed

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Change on Main director continues counseling

Organizations providing services to people in recovery are considered essential services, according to Brian Sabo, Change on Main director. They are not affected by Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to shutter all nonessential businesses. Change on Main, located on Main Street in Northampton, has closed its center for the sake of safety but continues to counsel.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

WEDNESDAY 1

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

THURSDAY 2

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

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

PPL plan focuses on service, assistance

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As the coronavirus pandemic deepens, PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement March 16 saying it wants customers to know it is well prepared to maintain reliable electric service.

“Those we serve in central and eastern Pennsylvania depend on us, and we’ll continue to deliver for them,” PPL Electric Utilities President Greg Dudkin said. “Efforts over the past decade to develop a more reliant, resilient and smarter grid, coupled with effective pandemic planning and emergency management, will help us weather this health crisis. We have the backs of our customers and communities.”

Schools closed for 2 weeks

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Shutdown to ensure health, safety of students, community

Gov. Tom Wolf announced March 13 all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective March 16. Northampton Area School District students will not return to the classroom until at least March 30.

“First and foremost, my top priority as governor — and that of our education leaders — must be to ensure the health and safety of our students and school communities,” Wolf said. “As such, I am ordering all schools in the commonwealth to close for the next two weeks.”

Municipal mandate: Allen Township

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Allen Township went all out early when the number of COVID-19 cases began to increase. The township’s action was fairly typical of most boroughs and townships in the area.

Township offices are closed to the public; however, borough staff can still be reached over the phone.

All township meetings are canceled.

Allen Township is looking to keep everything closed at least until the end of the month and will then reevaluate the situation.

The electronics recycling event at the end of the month has been canceled.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 19

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

MONDAY 23

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

TUESDAY 24

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

WEDNESDAY 25

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

THURSDAY 26

Moore Township seeks public works director

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the March 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, borough Manager Nicholas Steiner reported the township is seeking a public works director.

The last public works director was former supervisor chair David Taschner. Following the 2017 election, the supervisors passed a new rule forbidding a township supervisor from holding a full-time position with the township. The public works position has been unfilled since 2018, with other members of the public works crew handling the additional duties.