Northampton Press

Monday, January 22, 2018

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 11

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

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail 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, 215 E. Main St.

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

E. Allen Twp. reorganizes with 2 new council members

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors held a reorganization meeting Jan. 2. This year, there are two new supervisors, Georgiann Hunsicker and Don Heiney. With the new supervisors sworn in, the board remains similar to prior years.

Members elected Supervisor Roger Unangst as chairman and Mark Schwartz as vice chairman.

An integral part of reorganization is to confirm the appointment of a variety of services used by the township.

Council approves new part-time police officer

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Police Chief Bryan Kadingo requested and received permission to hire Jake R. Charles as a part-time borough police officer. The unanimous vote of the Northampton Borough Council came at council’s Dec. 7, 2017, meeting.

Charles is a Whitehall Township resident and graduate of Whitehall High School. He has completed Act 120 training and must complete the required physical and psychological certifications before beginning work with the department.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 4

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

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

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

Two dead in murder-suicide in borough

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.

Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin Eberhardt’s death was ruled a homicide, Lysek said, while Matthew’s was ruled a suicide.

Rockefeller will appeal

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

E. Allen board denied petition for warehouses

Rockefeller Group has released a statement on its resolve to appeal the decision of the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors. Clark Machemer, the man in charge of the project, took a look at the options available.

“We have a responsibility to our client, Lehigh Valley (International) Airport, to make the best use of the land. We think our plan provided that,” he said in a phone conversation.

Simple clear toy candy recipe makes for great memories

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tom Hourt and his family reawakened memories of clear toy candy as they demonstrated its creation at a recent Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

His wife, Jodie, and son, Mitchell, are integral parts of the candy-making business, which begins each year with the call of, “It’s candy weather.” The air must be cold and dry.

Moore Township Historical Commission on verge of milestone for Edelman School

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

It was announced at the Moore Township Supervisors December meeting that a main goal of the Moore Township Historical Commission is officially nearing completion.

The application for the Edelman School to be included on the historical registry has been submitted. It is expected Moore will learn if the application is successful sometime in early 2018. If successful, a celebration is planned.