Northampton Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Walk/Bike LV plan needs public input

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission released a plan dubbed Walk/Bike LV as a way to encourage development of walkways and bike paths to make it easier for residents to get outdoors. The proposal is a regional master plan for pedestrians and bicyclists. Some cities, like Portland and Seattle, lead the way in accommodating everyday trail users. Others like Tucson are a destination for bikers during the winter season.

East Allen board set to approve budget

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Supervisors add monthly, reorganization meetings to township calendar

At East Allen Township’s regular meeting Nov. 14, all the legal necessities were set in motion to adopt the township’s 2019 budget. The drafts of the ordinances to set up tax millage and advertise to adopt the budget were all released at the meeting.

The proposed budget is scheduled to be adopted at the Dec. 13 meeting. The township has published the proposed budget on its website, eatwp.org.

Latest Lehigh Township crash claims three lives

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Emergency responders are called to three fatalities in six days

Three people have died as the result of a three-vehicle crash Nov. 8 in Lehigh Township.

According to police, the crash occurred approximately 2:48 p.m. in the 400 block of Riverview Drive, Route 145, in Lehigh Township.

Police said John Fisher, 91, of Salisbury Township, was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala southbound on Route 145. His wife, Joanne M. Fisher, 86, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 15

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.

MONDAY 19

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

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Exchange Club recognizes Harhart for volunteer work

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

John “Jack” Harhart was honored with Northampton Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds Award during the 65th Golden Deeds Award ceremony held Oct. 3 at the Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

“Jack fits the mold,” said Wayne Mery, Northampton Exchange Club president.

“Jack always gave of his time and talents to make the community a better place,” Mery noted while presenting Harhart a plaque for his unselfish achievements.

Northampton, Catasauqua to bury the hatchet before game

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Exchange Club and Catasauqua Community Club will hold the 71st annual Bury the Hatchet dinner Nov. 20.

The dinner is in preparation for the Turkey Day football game played each year on Thanksgiving, which pits Northampton Area High School against Catasauqua High School.

This year, the dinner will start 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail hour before, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.