Northampton Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 3

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

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

MONDAY 7

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

TUESDAY 8

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

WEDNESDAY 9

Heroin, opioid problem topic at meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

More than 50 concerned citizens gathered at the Teamsters Local 773 Union Hall, Whitehall, July 24 to listen to a panel of speakers discuss the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction problem that is plaguing the state and country, too often with fatal consequences.

Co-hosting the event were Dennis Hower, president of Teamsters Local 773; Tom Tosti, director of AFSCME District Council 88; Gregg Potter, president of Lehigh Labor Council; and state Rep. Dan McNeill, D-133rd.

Fireworks discussed at Lehigh supervisors meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Fireworks were the topic of discussion during the July 25 Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Some areas have a lot of fireworks that are going late into the night, and they need to be regulated, the board said. Hours should be till 10 p.m., except on national holidays. The permit application should have the operator’s name — meaning a competent operator, according to the state.

For the love of reading

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Northampton couple brings Little Free Library to their neighborhood

For David and Jean Dlugose, the love of reading and the importance of community involvement can be very influential, so much so that they wanted to start the fifth-chartered Little Free Library in Northampton at their home, 163 W. 28th St.

David considers himself a natural-born teacher and counselor. Both he and his wife are retired Salvation Army officers of 47 years. Jean was a student librarian years ago, and David has worked with underprivileged kids in his youth and young adult life.

Northampton Exchange Club celebrates 90 years

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Members of the Northampton Exchange Club took a stroll down memory lane June 21 during a celebration marking the 90th anniversary of the organization.

Club President Lisa Veiszlemlein welcomed former club presidents and several Golden Deed recipients to the program, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

Organized in 1927 and then chartered by the National Exchange Club, the borough-based group not only survived World War I, the Great Depression and World War II, but its legacy lives on. Present members and officers continue to add to its service to the community.

Council OKs Central project

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Developer will convert school into apartments

Ranked as one of Northampton’s foremost historic buildings, the Central School building on Main Street was given a new lease for the future when borough council July 20 approved plans for the long-idled two-story brick structure to be converted into 12 apartments.

Bath developer Tom Kishbaugh, of Royal Development Company, was given the green light by council to proceed with plans for the conversion of the structure into one- and two-bedroom units.

Longtime Trans-Bridge Lines bus driver says passengers are more like friends

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Volk, of Bath, is admirable for many reasons. His 1,912,809 (and counting) miles driven as a Trans-Bridge Lines’ bus operator since 1974 in itself is an amazing achievement. His 41 years of accident-free driving, his strong work ethic and the friendships he has created with customers also are commendable accomplishments.

His enduring passion for driving a bus, however, is arguably his most awe-inspiring quality, especially since from a very early age, he has dreamed about it.

Board hears plans for warehouses

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Allen Twp. residents express concerns about traffic, environmental issues

Before the Allen Township Board of Supervisors weighs in on a proposal for six warehouses to be built along Howertown and Seemsville roads, the township’s planning commission will have its say on the project, which has area residents fired up.

Troubling to the crowd, which packed the township municipal building for the July 17 planning commission meeting, were concerns of traffic, safety and environmental issues.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 27

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

AUGUST

TUESDAY 1

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 2

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

THURSDAY 3