Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock is seeking reelection for another four-year-term.
Reenock, a Democrat, will seek his party's nomination for mayor on the May 21 primary election ballot. He is running unopposed.
· Northampton Area High School Theater Company musical "Seussical" – 7 p.m., at the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7812.
· Whitehall High School theater presentation of "Oliver!" – 7:30 p.m., at the high school, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
As springtime brings warmer weather, area residents may turn their attention to cleaning out garages, sheds and other storage areas on their properties.
When discarding stored items, residents must now observe new prohibitions on curbside disposal of hazardous waste and old electronics items.
Items such as cleaners, batteries, electronics and chemicals may not be tossed in with the regular trash. They must be discarded at designated sites.
Northampton County will host a hazardous waste drop-off event 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1.
Last year's electronic recycling day proved to be so well attended that this year Moore Township is moving the event to a bigger property.
The electronic recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Moore Elementary School.
Northampton's Uptown Business District got a lift Thursday when borough council agreed to acquire a vacant lot on Main Street.
Council plans to transform the property, sandwiched between a church and coffee shop near the Roxy Theatre, into a farmers market and minipark.
Council adopted a resolution to purchase the 90- by 96-foot tract located at 1912-22 Main St. from Brian Kroope for $100,000.
Kroope initially sought $179,000 for the property. The borough's offer was based on $75,000, the previously appraised value of the property.
The Allen Township Board of Supervisors race in past elections has mostly gone uncontested.
This election cycle is different. Township voters in the May primary election will see five candidates vying for two supervisor seats on the Democratic ticket.
It is the first time in recent memory for such a widely contested election.
Two incumbent supervisors are seeking reelection, for six-year seats. They are Michelle G. Drzewiecki and William F. Holmes, who currently serve on the five-member board.
The Delaware & Lehigh (D&L) Trail was recognized as Pennsylvania's best trail project by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund at the organization's 20th anniversary celebration in Harrisburg in March.
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor President/Executive Director Elissa Garofalo accepted the honor.
Sunny skies create a deep blue reflection in the water along the canal Saturday at the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, Northampton, for the first day of trout fishing. Anglers lined up on the water's edge to see what they could catch.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Northampton Area Middle School and Secondary Campus Renovation Project is 4:30 p.m. April 22.
An incorrect date for the ceremony was published in an article in the March 28 Northampton Press. The Press regrets the error.
The Northampton Fire Department recently made public its plans for an addition to its Lerchenmiller Drive fire station.
After more than an hour, fire department personnel agreed to a concept plan that will go to borough Manager Gene Zarayko for review and further action.
"We expect that the addition could be constructed later this year," said fire Chief Robert Solderich.
Councilman Keith Piescienski, also a firefighter and officer, attended the session and agreed with the need for the addition which will provide a larger training room and three more bays.