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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 11

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 5

TUESDAY 12

The Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

The Moore Township Environmental Advisory Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.\

Bad lights?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

An audit may be the answer, officials learn

An audit may be the answer for municipalities being overcharged for utilities.

This was one of the messages at a meeting of the Mid-Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs last Wednesday in the Northampton Borough municipal building. Reducing rates for electric, natural gas or phone charges was among the items discussed.

Vincent DiMaio of National Utilities Refund, which has an office in Northampton, said on average it has determined 80 percent of firms and government entities are overcharged due to miscalculations and other errors by the utility providers.

Happenings

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 7

· Story time – 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Free. Information: 610-262-7351.

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

· Explorer Post 101 – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.

Allen ponders house numbers

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township Fire Department in a letter to the township board of supervisors asked that property owners be required to mark their house number in front of their residences.

Such markings would save time for the fire department in the event of a fire, rescue or another emergency.

The fire company letter suggests 4-inch numbers affixed on signs placed on the same side of the street as the house or on the house itself or on the garage.

In cases where a home has a long driveway, the house number could be posted at the end of the driveway, next to the street.

LTAA plans community center at Delps park

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Rod Christman, president of the Lehigh Township Athletic Association, asked for support for a community center that has been 13 years in the planning.

Mike Druckenmiller gave a presentation about the engineering involved for a proposed LTAA building at 1200 Delps Road. The reason for the center is "to establish a community center home for young athletes, their families and communities for life lessons and community development," he said.

Roxy Theater marquee damaged

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The fabled Roxy Theatre's historic marquee, incurred structural damage on its north side recently.

The damage several weeks ago during a quick moving minor snow storm.

The day after the storm, theatre owner Rich Wolfe discovered a heavy round steel water cap lodged in a metal section of the marquee about 10 feet above the sidewalk. A few light bulbs were damaged due to the storm. Speculation exists as to how the cap, which weighs 3 or 4 pounds, ended up in the marquee.

Special guest

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Bath Mayor Donald Wunderler waves to the crowd at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Luncheon Feb. 14. He attended the function as the special guest of chamber member Shari Noctor, who also chairs the local Relay for Life. Wunderler, along with mayors from Northampton, Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Allentown, has agreed to proclaim June 22-23 as "Relay Weekend." See the Relay for Life column.

Northampton applies for E-Z Pass

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton police traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike on borough business can now save both money and time.

"It has been brought to my attention by Det. Deist that we frequently use the turnpike to pick up suspects and/or prisoners for trial. Therefore, for the sake of convenience, we have applied for E-Z Pass. One E-Z Pass account can be used on a total of four vehicles. The main unit will be installed in the detective's car," borough Manager Gene Zarayko said at Thursday's meeting.

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