East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Adam and Kristina Kochmaruk, of Schnecksville, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eli Harrison Kochmaruk.
Eli was born April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He is greatly loved by his parents; sister, Katie; and grandparents, David and Dorothy Lakatosh, of Schnecksville, and Steve and Marlene Kochmaruk, of Best Station.
Area veterans groups and other organizations will honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice with ceremonies and services this weekend.
Denise Continenza, of Whitehall, was presented with the Director’s Award for Collaboration and Partnership during the recent extension annual conference in State College. This award recognizes an individual who has built strong partnerships or collaborations to advance the extension’s strategic goals during the past year.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.