Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Municipal mandate: Northampton Borough

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Following suit with many other municipalities in the region, Northampton Borough is closing its municipal building to the public during normal business hours.

According to the borough’s website, this closure is for the protection of the borough’s employees and community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure will continue until further notice.

For more information, call 610-262-2576.

Other borough services such as public works, garbage collection and the police department remain in effect.

Municipal mandate: Bath Borough

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bath Borough leaders have canceled all official meetings that take place at Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St., until further notice. The borough hall lobby will be open to make payments and take deliveries. The borough office staff will be available to take phone calls and answer emails.

Mayor Fiorella Mirabito-Reginelli, in a written report, said borough leaders are in “constant contact monitoring the situation. Updates are being published on both the borough website,, and the official borough Facebook page.”

2020 census: What you need to know

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census is used to:

Municipal mandate: Moore Township

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Moore Township officials have closed the township offices to the public and canceled public meetings for the remainder of March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Township staff are available by phone, email and fax. Any documents can be dropped off with the township police department secretary in the township municipal building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath.

The township’s tax office is closed to public in-person payments. The accepted forms of payment throughout March are checks or money orders only. No cash payments will be accepted at this time.

Allen Township gets wetlands mitigation easement

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the regular meeting Feb. 25, Allen Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Dale Hassler introduced a wetlands mitigation easement for the Northampton Business Center. The new project is better known as the Jaindl-Watson development, off Seemsville Road.

The easement guarantees the wetlands will not be disturbed during the project and also lays out conditions for the conservation easement granted to the township. The easement is necessary for the developer to get his Army Corps of Engineers permit.

Imperial Realty updates Frank’s Corner proposal

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Right turning lanes modified; one business now planned at former bank

At the Feb. 27 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Imperial Realty updated its proposal for property it owns on Route 329 at Frank’s Corner.

The property is zoned commercial, and the hearing is deemed a conditional use hearing. Imperial is showing its plans to the township to see if there are any conditions that need to be set before the company moves on to the planning and review part of the development process.

Virus strikes state

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Wolf signs disaster declaration

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.

Wolf announced the declaration March 6, just after the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Since then, 12 additional cases have been announced. That brings the total cases, as of press time March 11, to 14.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Krista L. Karasek

Mrs. Krista L. Karasek was reared in Bangor, graduating from Bangor High School in 1996, where she was a member of the softball and field hockey teams. Both her father and uncle played Minor League Baseball.

She graduated from Allentown Business College and completed an internship at Hercules Buzzi Unicem.

Upon graduation, she was employed at Van Horn Association in Allentown for $8.25 an hour and later at Computer Management in Bath.