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Keystone details quarry impact

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents concerned about blasting, water levels after expansion

Keystone Cement sent its management team to East Allen Township Dec. 19 to explain plans for expanding the local quarry.

The company applied for a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection for the expansion, but the wordy and long permit was possibly subjected to a series of misinterpretations. Keystone wanted to set the record straight and to clarify the program and its commitment to the local community.

Stuart Guinther, the plant manager, introduced his team. The lead geologist, Matthew Weikel, is an independent consultant with EarthRes.

Kuhns to head middle school

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Administrator served in several roles with NASD

Dr. Lori Kuhns has been named acting principal of Northampton Area Middle School. Kuhns succeeds NAMS Principal Patrice Turner.

Turner was appointed a special education teacher at Moore Elementary School, effective Dec. 17, at a salary of $94,187, prorated, with benefits.

Kuhns’ appointment was also effective as of Dec. 17, with no increase in salary.

The appointments were approved by a unanimous 9-0 vote by Northampton Area Board of Education at its Dec. 16 meeting.

Children’s author Jan Brett visits Emmaus High School

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett Nov. 30.

Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one news release described as her “rock star bus.”

The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 2

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

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

MONDAY 6

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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

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

‘What a wonderful day this is!’

Monday, December 23, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Coplay-Northampton Bridge officially reopened to traffic

A festive crowd braved the cold weather for the Dec. 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

The event began with the playing of the national anthem. Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 honor guard participated.

In remarks, Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, credited the hard work of Trumbull Construction, Pittsburgh, which finished the bridge construction six months ahead of schedule.

“On budget and ahead of time,” Molchany said.

Legacy of giving

Monday, December 23, 2019 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

Judy’s Little Santa Shop brings North Pole magic to community food bank

Under the recent snowy December sky, the Christmas spirit soared during the Northampton Area Food Bank’s 10th annual Judy’s Little Santa Shop, held Dec. 7. This year, the event landed at the East Allen Township Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd., where the red fire engines and yellow suits were swapped out for tables filled with gifts.

Big day for bridge

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Coplay-Northampton span ceremony

Anticipation is reaching a feverish pitch on both sides of the Lehigh River ahead of the 2 p.m. Dec. 19 ceremony for the opening of the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, six months ahead of schedule.

The ribbon-cutting program is expected to draw a large crowd of residents and elected officials who anxiously await the new bridge being open to vehicle traffic.

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, credited the project contractor, Trumbull Construction, of Pittsburgh, with exemplary work, taking six months off the expected mid-2020 opening.