Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

On target

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

New school construction has started

The walls are going up at the new Lehigh Elementary School, for which the construction project is on schedule.

“Maybe we’ll be fortunate to be done on time,” Northampton Area School District Board of Education President David Gogel said.

“We will,“ said Henry Guarriello, senior project manager with D’Huy Engineering Inc.

The $35.7 million Lehigh Elementary is scheduled to open for classes in fall 2021.

East Allen to review Keystone Cement permit application

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Company wants to increase depth of quarry; township interested in water usage

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 12, a local resident brought up concerns about a permit request by Keystone Cement from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Keystone is requesting it be allowed to expand and to dig deeper into its quarry. Expanding the quarry is going to take additional water. According to the permit, Keystone withdraws 7 million gallons a day (MGD) for its operations. The existing permit allows the company to withdraw up to 12 MGD. The new permit would increase the withdrawal to 16.5 MGD.

DA’s office investigates stray bullets from sportsmen club

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

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli has dispatched detectives from his office to investigate complaints that stray bullets from the gun range at Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, 2110 Canal St., Northampton, struck the sides of one or more nearby homes.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst confirmed Sept. 5 the district attorney’s office is conducting the probe. The results of the investigation will be presented to the administration and council. There was no timeline given when the investigation and findings will be completed.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered at Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met. The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.