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Rec center to be designated as shelter

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council has granted permission to the Northampton Area School District to use the borough's recreation center on Lerchenmiller Drive as a temporary mass shelter.

NASD, in the past, used the football stadium as an emergency evacuation site in response to a bomb threat at the high school.

The borough will request a certificate of insurance from NASD.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 8, 2013 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.


Exchange club seeking items to put together its history

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Exchange Club is reaching out in an effort to piece together the club's recorded written and photographic history.

Dr. Rodger Berg, past president and a member since 1979, is calling for the club to form a committee that will delve into the history of the club. He said such a project should begin before the borough-based Exchange Club celebrates its 100th birthday.

The club was chartered in 1927 and bills itself as"The Town's Active Service Club," with the slogan "Unity for Service."

Marie Bartos recalls husband's death

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Marie Bartos had been married 12 years when her husband, Stephen Milkovits, died by suicide.

"Honestly I don't really know why that day. I think he was contemplating it for a long time," Bartos said.

She remembers the last words the former Northampton Borough Police officer said to her: "Do you love me?"

"I said, 'Yes, I love you. I wouldn't be here if I didn't,'" Bartos said, who followed him to the next room. Bartos said she doesn't think he realized she was there as he opened the drawer to get his gun.

Envision Lehigh Valley presents plans to Northampton Borough Council

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Rachel Bradshaw of Envision Lehigh Valley appeared before members of the Northampton Borough Council to explain the organization's efforts in seeking input in developing a series of plans for economic development.

Bradshaw fielded a number of questions and comments from council members Ed Pany and Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. at the July 18 council meeting.

"Is this a permanent government agency?," Pany asked.

"No," Bradshaw replied.

It's final: North Catasauqua parishes to merge

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Parishioners comment on diocese decision

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the Diocese of Allentown's decision to retire the St. Lawrence the Martyr and St. Andrew parishes in North Catasauqua. As many Northampton residents attend these churches, readers have requested this series, which ran recently in the Catasauqua Press, be published in the Northampton Press as well.

"I knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time," Annette Englert told The Press.