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NASD tax hike proposed

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Property owners in Northampton Area School District face a 3.14-percent tax hike, based on the preliminary 2013-14 general fund NASD budget unveiled at Monday night's school board meeting.

Based on the NASD average assessment of $57,376.49, property owners would see their school tax bill rise from $2,676.61 to $2,767.84. This represents an increase of $91.23, annually; $7.60, monthly, and $1.75, weekly.

The 2013-14 NASD general fund budget calls for expenditures of $89,287,609 and revenues of $84,974,699, with a deficit of $4,312,910.

Speaker suggests ways for Exchange Club to thrive

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Nationally affiliated community service clubs have found it more difficult than ever to remain active in recent years.

The Northampton Exchange Club has bucked such a trend. Chartered in 1927, the borough-based service club boasts a membership of 33 people. Among the ranks are 13 are women, including both the current and past presidents, Kim Belletti and Sarah Schaffer, respectively.

Northampton artist shares his gift of painting

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Not everyone is blessed with the gift of producing a piece of artwork.

Gerald Simcoe, owner of Simcoe Gallery in Northampton, considers his talent to draw and paint to be a gift, and one he said, is an ability that comes with a "responsibility to develop" it.

He traces his artistic gift of creating drawings and paintings back to his childhood.

"I was painting since I was 11 years old," Simcoe said with a smile on his face. "My mom said I just drew in front of the television. The television was my first instructor."

Volunteers plant shrubs

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

Work helps reduce erosion, invasive species

You've probably noticed the clear-cutting of areas under power lines in your neighborhood in recent years. It is quite difficult not to notice these newly cut sections of power line rights-of-way.

Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring power companies to clear-cut these areas beneath their power lines. This includes the area 10 feet outward on both sides, extending from the outer conductor of the power towers.