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Former Bath borough hall sold

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the June 3 Bath Borough Council meeting, it was announced Thomas Kishbaugh entered into an agreement of sale to purchase the former municipal building for $403,000. The bid was accepted, and settlement needs completion within 60 days.

“This is huge. We are excited about the sale,” borough Manager Bradley Flynn said.

Kishbaugh reportedly plans to develop the building by constructing apartments in the former borough hall, which once was a school. Borough officials said they are delighted the building will return to the tax roles.

2019 primary election results

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following is a list of winning candidates in the primary election.

The names of the winners are bolded.

If a write-in candidate was the sole winner in a race, the race will not be mentioned here. The Northampton County Election summary report does not list the names of write-in candidates. They are listed only as “write-in.”


• Supervisor, six-year term

Dale N. Hassler, Democrat, 179 votes

Write-in, Democrat, 1 vote


• Council

Barry Fenstermaker, Republican, 62 votes

Variance request for VFW building on board’s agenda

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St., is on the June 13 Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board agenda.

Post 4714 Commander Larry Schlittler confirmed it has a pending agreement of sale with Abra Development, but the sale is contingent on Abra receiving approval from the zoning board.

Schlittler emphasized the VFW remains as the building’s owner.

“We will not sell the building to the developer if it does not get the zoning board’s approval,” he said.

Council hears train complaints

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough residents present petition seeking end to noise, odors

At the June 6 Northampton Borough Council meeting, members heard complaints from a resident regarding train noise and odors.

It was reported locomotives from Horwith Trucks Inc. idle the engines overnight and blow the horns, waking nearby families with the noise and smells. This is the second time this issue has been brought before council.

Brian King, of Barrington Drive, accompanied by residents living in a nearby residential development, went before council seeking relief. King presented a petition signed by 86 residents seeking an end to the noise and odors.

‘It’s where memories are made’

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Class of 2019 grads celebrate success as Konkrete Kids

With “Pomp and Circumstance” echoing into the roof beams at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Northampton Area School District graduated its 118th high school class June 1.

The band, conducted by James Sansone, greeted graduates with a rousing welcome.

Northampton Area High School Principal Luke Shafnisky welcomed the graduates and their families. He took a moment to honor veterans and those in the class who chose to follow a military career.

The Class of 2019 was his first address to NAHS graduates. He was greeted by a round of applause to mark his successful first year.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.


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.


Presentation teaches seniors how to avoid possible scams

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

There’s an adage — if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That was the message imparted to attendees of a program called Scam Jam: Fight Back held May 20 at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Bethlehem Township. The event, sponsored by AARP Pennsylvania and Country Meadows, was designed to help seniors protect themselves from frauds and scams.

“Remember, it’s your money, and some people will do anything they can to take it,” said Mary Bach, a consumer advocate who leads AARP Pennsylvania’s all volunteer Consumer Issues Task Force.