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Bury the Hatchet dinner is set

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The 72nd Bury the Hatchet dinner program for Northampton Area School District and Catasauqua Area School District is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

The event, to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day football classic between the two high school teams, will take on the appearance of a roast as speakers talk of the rivalry in good taste but with a comic twist.

Land swap is proposed by Jaindl

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Developer David Jaindl, at the Nov. 13 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting, asked for time to address his approved development along Seemsville Road.

A concern voiced by both East Allen and Allen townships is the expected increase in traffic along Route 329. The highway is already busy. Although the Kopper Penny intersection has been improved, the concern about traffic congestion still exists.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 21

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

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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

MONDAY 25

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

E. Allen, Keystone meeting date set

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors Nov. 13 meeting, township Manager Brent Green announced Keystone Cement Company representatives would appear before the board Dec. 18 to discuss its permit for expansion of the facility.

Keystone Cement has met with several residents individually, but the state Department of Environmental Protection, the board of supervisors and some residents asked for clarification on the provisions of the expansion permit. The DEP and the board have indicated they are against the expansion.

Put a bow on the bridge

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Coplay-Northampton span expected to ‘certainly open’ before Christmas

It’s an early Christmas present for anyone affected by the closure of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge. The new $33.5 million state-of-the-art span will be open to traffic before the December holiday.

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, confirmed the new concrete bridge will “certainly open” before Christmas, six months ahead of schedule. The specific date is expected to be announced shortly.

Participating venues are drop-off locations for gifts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Help a senior this holiday season

The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.

ELECTION 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Northampton County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with asterisks are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Northampton County.

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors

* Christopher Cruz, Republican

* Mark H. Schwartz, Republican

Bruce E. Millheim Jr., Democrat

Daniel Richardson, Democrat/Liberty

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors

* Michael P. McGonigle, Democrat

Gerald L. Pritchard, Republican

Supervisors draft motion for PennDOT permit application

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the Nov. 7 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors and other officials grappled with complexities involving a potential application for a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP).

The issue at hand was a meeting agenda item to grant conditional final approval of Moore Township Estates’ final lot-line adjustment.