Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dogwood Road culvert repair underway

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jacksonville Road, Valley View Road bridges also in the works in E. Allen

Township Engineer James Milot took front stage with his report to East Allen’s board of supervisors Sept. 13, announcing with some authority that the culvert repair on Dogwood Road was underway.

“We held our preconstruction meeting,” he said, adding the work was to begin Sept. 20.

Milot’s projected completion date of Sept. 24 was met with some skepticism, but he stuck by his time frame.

“We have the culvert, and everyone is alerted to the construction. It is a benefit to be able to completely close the road,” he said. “It will speed the process along.”

Marching band festival returns Oct. 1 to Allentown stadium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

More than 3,000 collegiate musicians will turn J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown into the World’s Biggest Halftime Show, as the Collegiate Marching Band Festival returns for its 22nd annual edition beginning noon Oct. 1.

The event is a one-of-a-kind festival in the country featuring college marching bands performing for one another, parents and enthusiasts of the marching band activity. The 2017 festival brings 20 college and university bands from throughout the mid-Atlantic region together.

Sister City tradition

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Mayor, councilman honor borough, Stegersbach bond

When Northampton Borough Councilman Ed Pany and Mayor Thomas Reenock placed a basket of flowers at the Sister City Plaza on Laubach Avenue Sept. 8, in recognition of the bond between the borough and Stegersbach, Austria, the pair expressed concern over the future of the longtime partnership.

For the third consecutive September, with backing from the borough, Pany and Reenock have placed flowers at the monument since the once-annual formal program has not been held.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 21

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

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.

MONDAY 25

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.

TUESDAY 26

Willow Brook conditions are detailed

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Traffic impact study at Howertown Rd., Fourth St. set for October finish

The proposed 11 single-family homes by Willow Brook Farm Trust took another step toward a decision by Northampton Borough Planning Commission, which gathered Sept. 13 and went through a lengthy list of conditions that have to be met before it passes its findings onto borough council.

School board unplugs solar energy projects

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Legal proceedings, finances halt installation at Moore, Lehigh buildings

The sun has apparently set on solar energy power for Northampton Area School District.

Nearly seven years after a groundbreaking ceremony heralding solar power was held at Lehigh Elementary School and Moore Elementary School, NASD Board of Education approved, by a unanimous 9-0 vote and at the recommendation of the administration, to terminate its agreement with Energy Alliance Group LLC, Northampton, to provide solar power at the two schools.