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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Wild, Nothstein win in 7th; Mako defeats challenger in 183rd

Democrat Susan Wild and Republican Marty Nothstein were victorious in their bids for the new 7th Legislative District. They will face off for the seat in the November general election.

Lehigh County vote tallies were as follows:

Democrat Susan Wild – 8,755 votes

Democrat Greg Edwards – 5,721 votes

Democrat John Morganelli – 4,896 votes

Democrat Rick Daugherty – 1,209 votes

Democrat Roger Ruggles – 471 votes

Democrat David Clark – 422 votes

Republican Marty Nothstein – 8,955 votes

Council passes rental ordinance

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Mayor says he will not sign legislation, forcing members to vote again

Northampton Borough Council passed the heavily contested rental property ordinance by a razor-thin margin during an emotionally charged meeting May 17.

The legislation, approved by a 4-3 vote, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019, and covers the 1,365 known apartment units in the borough.

Following the meeting, Mayor Thomas Reenock told The Press, “I will not sign the ordinance. I have 10 days to sign it. I will give my reasons in writing.

“Council will then have to vote again on the ordinance,” he added.

Those honored with Donley Award help local children

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A dentist who has volunteered her time to provide free dental screenings to more than 600 Lehigh Valley women and children in need, was one of the honorees at the 23rd annual Donley Awards, held April 13 at DeSales University Center in Center Valley.

Dr. Deborah Campbell received one of the awards presented by Community Services for Children for public service that benefits children.

“I am so honored,” she said. “When I started dental screenings for Head Start, I didn’t have any idea the impact it would have on both the children and me. These kids touch my heart.”

Probable NASD tax hike reduced to 2%

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Call it School Budget 2.0 — or, more precisely, 2.01.

That’s the percentage of tax increase Northampton Area School District Board of Education favors for the 2018-19 budget.

Based on a straw vote at the May 21 board of education meeting, seven of nine school directors said they favored the lowest possible tax increase: 2.01 percent, or an increase of 1.06 mills, which works out to a $61.72 annual increase, $5.14 monthly increase and $1.29 weekly increase based on the NASD average property assessment.

County extension on offensive to curb Spotted Lanternfly threat

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

At one stage of its life, the Spotted Lanternfly looks like a red and black creature from a scary monster movie.

However, the Spotted Lanternfly threat is real and not some fictional movie plot.

Even so, true to a Hollywood creature feature, the government is ready to do battle.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $17.5 million to halt the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania.