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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 4

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

The East Allen Township Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 8

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

The Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 9

Middle School plan awaits PDE approval ASD board approves Act 34 hearing results

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements for the Northampton Area Middle School project have been met and the paperwork is off to Harrisburg to await approval.

Two key elements of the $80-million project were backed by the Northampton Area School Board by an 8-0 vote, with one board member absent, at the Sept. 24 meeting.

The so-called PlanCon Part D, which involves the project accounting based on estimated projections, and PlanCon Part E, which has to do with the project design development, received approvals, as recommended by the NASD administration.

Happenings

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 4

· Moore Township Athletic Association basketball and wrestling sign-ups – 6-8 p.m., Borek Fieldhouse, Moore Township Recreation Center, located off English Road. Information: Frank Hudak (basketball) at 610-767-7678 or George Stilgenbauer (wrestling) at 610-657-3265.

· Boy Scouts sign-ups – 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt. Information: 610-465-8565.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

McHale suggests borough dog park

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Councilman Robert McHale has recommended funding for a dog park be included in the borough's 2013 budget.

The budget will be prepared and presented in November for adoption in December.

McHale did not provide specific details such as where a dog park would be located but the discussion pointed possibly to the grounds of the former borough animal shelter near the wastewater treatment plant.

A gruelling six months

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

NAHS grad battles terminal brain cancer

Six months ago, Alec Ferullo was looking forward to graduation and joining the Navy.

Now, his father, Ralph, isn't sure his son will live another month.

Alec, 18, a 2012 graduate of Northampton Area High School, was diagnosed in July with gliomatosis cerebri, a fatal form of brain cancer that has left him bedridden and blind. He can't walk and is often confused.

"He just kinda sits and stares a lot," said Ralph. "I've been reading some books about heaven to him."

Alec was having seizures and was too ill to speak to The Press last week.

Simcoe pushes for Northampton to make new use of old, vacant lot

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Carol Simcoe, a long time community activist, has come out of semi-retirement.

Simcoe, who for years was involved in the annual street fair and headed the 2002 borough centennial, is advocating for a plan for a vacant commercial lot that, until a fire several years ago, housed a former clothing store.

She appeared before council at its recent meeting supporting borough planning consultant Victor Rodite, who wants to establish a farmers market. However, she took the idea much further, pushing for a project which, if embraced, could completely reshape the uptown area.