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Allen Township gets first look at Willow Brook plan

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Zoning change to high-density residential is requested; hearing to be held

At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting May 7, Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell introduced plans from the Fuller Family Trust for the large residential development at its Willow Brook Golf Course property.

The golf course has been reduced from 18 holes to nine holes, and the clubhouse has been moved farther into the property in preparation for the residential development.

Memorial Day events planned

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Memorial Day services are planned across the region. The public is invited to attend the programs, organized by local veterans groups to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedoms.


• The Sons of Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic Captain Theodore H. Howell Camp No. 48, under the command of Donald D. Schwartz, will participate in two days of services:

May 26

8:15 a.m. — Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton

Troop M honors fallen brethren

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Active duty and retired Pennsylvania State Police officers united ranks May 2 in front of their red brick barracks in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to honor their dead. Family members and guests came in support.

The men and women were there for the Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Troop M, Bethlehem, headquarters commanded by Captain Richard H. D’Ambrosio.

NASD tax hike expected to be lowered

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Health care costs, expected state funding contribute to 1.97% proposal

The 2019-20 budget tax hike for Northampton Area School District property owners is expected to be lowered. In a straw vote at the May 20 NASD Board of Education meeting, the tally was 8-0, with one school director absent, to lower the proposed tax hike to 1.97 percent, or an increase of 1.06 mills, from 53.83 mills to 54.89 mills.

Historical society participates in Passport to History event

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Governor Wolf Historical Society in East Allen Township was one of 21 historic sites that participated in Lehigh Valley Passport to History programs. The historical group opened the site, with no admission fee, April 27.

Linda Kortz, historical society president, welcomed guests.

“We have a great group of volunteers that keeps the property in shape. This weekend gives us a venue to showcase crafts from the colonial time period,” she said.

Northampton to honor Slavic forefathers with linden tree

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

At the March 21 meeting, Northampton Borough Council approved the request of the Rev. Jerry Mraz, retired pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Northampton, to have a linden tree and monument put in at Northampton Borough Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The monument will be in remembrance of the Slavic forefathers who settled in Northampton and will join the Sister Cities plaza and monument, which help serve as a bond between Stegersbach, Austria and Northampton.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Stuart H. Guinther

Mr. Stuart Guinther was born in Boston, moving to Kutztown in his youth and graduating from Kutztown High School in 1980.

He recalled, “I enjoyed all the math courses; they were taught by Mr. Gougler, a real perfectionist.”

Stuart pursued his education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., earning a degree in chemistry.

Mr. Guinther’s remarkable cement odyssey started as a chemist at Lone Star in Nazareth. He then moved to Michigan and was hired as a process engineer at St. Mary’s Peerless Cement Company.