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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 14

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

MONDAY 18

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 19

Remembering Vienna

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Family spreading awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood

Vienna Carly Savino was only 2 years old when she died — and no one knows why.

She took a nap in front of the television Nov. 12, 2017, at home and never woke up. Her death was reported as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood after an autopsy, extensive research, genetic studies and thorough investigating.

There simply was no answer.

“My husband and I are both physicians and, shockingly, never heard of SUDC until after our daughter Vienna died,” Dr. Denise Wunderler, of Holmdel, N.J., said.

Wunderler is a 1990 graduate of Northampton High School.

Murphy’s Law dominates election

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Problems with new voting machines plague Northampton County races

Provisions of the elections code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head during the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law — the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full force during the county’s roll-out of a brand-new voting system called the Express Vote XL.

Service News

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Steirer graduates

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman William S. Steirer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Steirer is a 2019 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

Paw Park is open

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by DAWN TUNNEY in Local News

It was a beautiful fall day Oct. 13 — the kind of day that beckons you to go outdoors and soak up the sunshine. Residents of Bath, along with their canine companions, celebrated the opening of Paw Park, located next to Firefighters Park behind North Chestnut Street.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a new recreational area dedicated to our four-legged friends. Bath Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, donning a shirt saying “Paw Park, I Dig It,” welcomed the joyous crowd.

“We have a lot to learn from our four-legged friends,” Reginelli-Mirabito said.

E. Allen supervisors award demolition bid

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Estimate for Weaversville Road buildings project comes in at $133,350

At its meeting Oct. 24, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors opened bids for demolishing the former state mental health facility on Weaversville Road. Penmar Services’ winning bid, $133,350, was well under the projected cost. There were nine bidders and several alternate configurations.

Based on the final bid amount, township Manager Brent Green asked that the township be allowed to expand the scope of the project to include the options. The options will allow the township to include removing the storage tank and clearing the athletic facilities.