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Gold standard

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

EMS receives state award

The exceptional work and efforts of the Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Inc has not gone unnoticed.

On Nov. 10 the organization was awarded the Gold Standard of Excellence award from Everitt F. Binns, Ph.D., executive director of the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council.

"There is no question, you guys are leaders," Binns told members of the Northampton EMS. "You have no idea how important this is. We really appreciate it."

Police training is set

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Police officers will undergo group training at the vo-tech building on the Northampton Area School District campus.

The training originally was set to take place at the Atlas Cement Company office. Borough Manager Gene Zarayko reported at this month's council meeting the former cement company property includes an abandoned building. In the past there were times the structure was to take on a new industrial use, but plans never materialized.

McNeill wins 133rd District

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.

In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.

In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.

McNeill, a resident of Whitehall, ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.

Hurricane Sandy impacts region

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by TYLER MARTIN and SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley, the financial and emotional toll continues.

Approximately 443,000 PPL Electric Utilities customers lost power due to downed limbs and lines resulting from the Oct. 29 storm. Met-Ed, another local utility company, had approximately 252,000 customers impacted by the storm.

Exchange Club hears FBI presentation

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Members of the Northampton Exchange Club were provided an inside look into the operations and evolution of the FBI at their recent dinner meeting at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.

The presentation was given by Albert Sproule, a former FBI agent who currently serves as an assistant professor at DeSales University in its criminal justice undergraduate and graduate programs.

"America has to be resilient. We live in a world of uncertainty," Sproule said, noting the FBI strives to be proactive when it comes to law enforcement.

Sandy makes her presence felt

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Northampton borough did not escape the wrath of superstorm Sandy last week. LeRoy Brobst, assistant to the borough manager, said trees and power lines came toppling down and blackness covered the borough as a result of the aggressive, forceful winds.

According to the PPL website, 9,527 residents in Northampton experienced a power outage. All power had been restored by Tuesday, according to the website.

"At some point in time, just about everyone was without power," Brobst told The Press. "Not many people came away clear as a whistle."

Northampton Borough council lauds workers

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton deployed all personnel to deal with Hurricane Sandy last week.

The storm's howling strong winds raised havoc and inflicted damage to roofs and siding, trees, utility lines and poles and the bandshell at the borough's municipal park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane.

Borough council was provided a preliminary assessment of Sandy's destruction at Thursday's meeting.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News



The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


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.



Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

Bidder purchase surplus items

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Some of the prices realized at the annual municipal auction Saturday in Northampton are as follows. Where appropriate the approximate mileage is given after the description.

Police cars

2004 Ford Crown Victoria, 195,900 miles – $600

2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 156,321 miles – $2,200

2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 123,633 miles – $1,200

2009 Ford Crown Victoria, 149,278 miles – $2,700

2006 Ford Crown Victoria, 88,078 miles – $2,000

2001 Ford Crown Victoria, 105,367 miles – $1.200

2009 Dodge Charger with V8, 89,700 miles – $4,000

Big trucks