Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

E. Allen gets update on Keystone permit

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Drop in water table not expected to affect wells for possibly decades

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Sept. 26, resident Tom Miller updated the board on his discussion with Keystone Cement and its permit application.

Keystone has a permit application to increase the size of its mining operation, which will impact residents in the area. Miller has a private water system serving a manufactured home community, prompting his concerns about potential disruptions in the aquifer that serves the township.

Council tables decision on aerial firetruck purchase

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Officials OK sale of current vehicle but express concerns about new buy

At the Sept. 19 Northampton Borough Council meeting, council tabled the approval of a purchase of an aerial firetruck costing $1.4 million.

It was approved at council’s Sept. 5 meeting to sell the borough’s current aerial firetruck to Brindle Fire Apparatus for $350,000. The truck, a 1991 KME model, had a history of necessary repairs and maintenance. The fire department, borough council and the administration agreed the aerial firetruck could no longer serve the community in an adequate manner.

Honoring Slavic history

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Linden tree planted at borough park

Blue skies and a bright sun were fitting for the Sept. 21 ceremony unveiling the Slavic memorial monument and dedicating a linden tree at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

The new additions recognize the borough’s history with a bronze plaque attached to a local quarry rock citing the linden tree’s importance to the Slavic people. Many Slavics immigrated to Northampton in the late 1800s and early 1900s and worked in the local cement mills.

Moore Township farmland preservation efforts are a success

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Northampton County is planning a celebration Oct. 9 recognizing the 200th farm preserved in the county. The 200th farm is the Schiavone Farm, Moore Township.

In an active role, Moore Township Board of Supervisors and the township’s Land and Environmental Protection Board continue the push to preserve farmland in the township. Dozens of additional acres of farmland are in the queue for future preservation.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 26

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

OCTOBER

TUESDAY 1

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 2

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

THURSDAY 3

Horner’s Cemetery tours are scheduled

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Did you know that Craig’s Irish Settlement, dating to 1728, is celebrating its 291st anniversary this year? The resting place of these founders will be highlighted during fall tours Oct. 12 at Horner’s Cemetery, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd. (Route 329), East Allen Township. The tours start 1 p.m.

Did you know the longest permanent settlement in the Lehigh Valley was here in Allen and East Allen townships, as well as the towns of Northampton, Bath and more?

Did you know Benjamin Franklin was a frequent visitor of our local tavern? The tavern was Hays Tavern, now Weaversville Inn.

Borough discusses truck traffic solutions

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Manager to seek meeting with FedEx, officials from nearby municipalities

Northampton Borough is proposing to have neighboring municipalities join together and meet with the FedEx Ground company leadership to discuss problems and potential solutions regarding the increase of truck traffic in the area due to the company’s warehouse and distribution center off Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.

The meeting was one of several ideas discussed by borough residents and officials at a special meeting Sept. 18.