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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 2

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

TUESDAY 3

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.

WEDNESDAY 4

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

THURSDAY 5

Borough preps for tree lighting

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Ceremony will be Dec. 1

After weeks of searching and scouring yards all across town, Northampton Borough has found an evergreen to serve as its official Christmas tree, which will be decorated for the holidays at the Main Street and Laubach Avenue triangle.

“We are pleased. We found a real nice tree in a yard of an East Allen Township home,” borough Manager LeRoy Brobst reported Nov. 1. “The family is willing to donate the tree to the borough for its holiday program and give the community the spirit of Christmas.”

Batter up!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Themed wedding celebrates interests of bride, groom

When you attend a wedding, many times the bride and groom’s interests shine through. That is very much the case for the wedding of Barbie (Hucaluk) and Shawn Fillman, of Whitehall. The couple had a baseball- and skull-themed wedding. The colors purple and black were used throughout.

Barbie Fillman is originally from Catasauqua. Her son, Jayden, attends Catasauqua Area School District, and her mother, Barbara Hucaluk, recently retired from Northampton Area School District.

Northampton budget includes tax increase

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Dec. 5 vote is expected

Northampton Borough’s proposed 2020 budget was presented at the Nov. 21 Northampton Borough Council meeting. The budget calls for a half-mill increase in property taxes to support nearly $7 million in expenditures and other projects.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst, in presenting the projected $6,976,110 in expenditures, said the modest hike in real estate taxes will set the millage at 10.54 mills.

“Unfortunately, it will be necessary to increase taxes by 0.5 percent,” Brobst said. “This is the first increase since 2016.”

Abundantly blessed by community

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

NAMS program provides families with Thanksgiving, weekend meals

With the crisp air around us and crunchy leaves beneath us, it is the time of year we get to enjoy the sweet smell of a brown sugar pumpkin pie. However, it is a time of year much larger than just spicy aromas and warm tones. It is a time where generosity flows furiously through our communities and floods our homes with warmth and kindness.

Bath discusses snow emergency policy

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

Borrowing the Boy Scouts motto “Be Prepared,” Bath Borough Council and administration, during a meeting Nov. 4, labored to alleviate the challenges whenever a snow emergency is called.

A snow emergency is called by the mayor of a borough. Usually a snow emergency is called after the mayor consults with the street department leader, police and perhaps the council president for consensus.

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.