Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 9

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

MONDAY 13

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 14

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Weather delays beam delivery

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Convoy to Coplay side is expected soon

After the July 20 beam delivery for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge tied up traffic and fascinated onlookers, all kinds of questions are coming to the fore. Here are a few answers.

Is the project on schedule? The work is currently ahead of schedule, but it is far too early in the project to make a prediction.

There are thousands of open tasks lining the walls of the manager’s Gantt chart. The next major task is to get more beams over to the Coplay side of the bridge.

Allen planners review Tranquil Meadows development plan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Edward John Deichmeister, owner of S&D Land Development LLC, presented a sketch plan of his proposed residential development to the Allen Township Planning Commission at its meeting July 16. The plan is for a revised development called Tranquil Meadows. An earlier plan for the property was called Quarry Hill Estates.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 2

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 6

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

TUESDAY 7

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.

Donations sought for annual program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.

“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey makes visit to Gracedale Nursing Home

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Nazareth’s Gracedale Nursing Home, often referred to as the jewel of Northampton County, is home to about 670 senior citizens. They had a special visitor July 20, when U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by to meet with them and speak with workers. One of them gave him a box filled with tiny Moravian stars, and another provided a Nazareth baseball cap. Casey made sure he greeted every resident he could and then spoke to the staff from a pavilion on the campus.

He described a strong America in which people help each other.

Allen Township board discusses plans for salt shed

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

BYO backhoe, equipment: Residents in need of dirt can come and take it

At the July 24 meeting, Allen Township Board of Supervisors approved a bid package for a proposed salt shed. The project has been lurking as a proposal for months. Some of the dirt for the pad is removed, but there is additional dirt that needs to be excavated.

The additional dirt will be part of the bid package, but anyone can come in and take it. The pad is marked off.

“They need to use their backhoe and equipment to haul it. We just want to get rid of it,” Vice Chairman Dale Hassler said. “Anything taken reduces the bid price.”

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.