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It almost didn't happen

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Band wins gold after glitch with busing

Before it turned golden, it was dark as a heavy cloud hovered over Northampton Area High School Band Director James Sansone.

As the clock ticked toward midnight Wednesday, March 20, members of the Northampton Area High School Big "N" Band had their bags packed and were ready to board buses for Chicago to compete in the Windy City Classic.

Correction

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Last week's article on the election in Allen Township should have stated six candidates are seeking one of two seats for township supervisor.

The sixth candidate is Gary Behler, 34, a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, who often attends supervisors meetings. Behler said his reason for seeking the position is "to be able to voice [residents'] concerns" at meetings.

The Press regrets the error.

Traffic studied on Savage Road

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Although members of the Allen Township Board of Supervisors are aware of speeding motorists on Savage Road, they were taken aback by the heavy volume of traffic counted during the month of March.

A traffic study, conducted by the Northampton Police Department on Savage Road between Buckingham Drive and John Road revealed 35,000 vehicles traveled the road over a 15-day stretch.

Allen officials requested the study because Savage Road is an artery for motorists accessing Route 329.

No hurry

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Local man travels in style

It's slow but it's stylish.

That's how Zachary Brem of Northampton describes his favorite set of wheels – a turquoise 1962 Volkswagen bug.

"It's my dream car," said Brem, who drove it to an event at the American Club of Coplay pavilion April 14.

"I feel like a rock star when I'm driving it," he said, explaining that the car frequently is photographed when he takes it out on the road.

The only thing he updated on the vintage bug is the tires because the original ones were dry rotted, he said. Everything else is original, even the paint.

Marathon to return to Northampton

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Corridor Marathon/Half Marathon event will return to the borough for a third consecutive year.

Northampton Borough Council approved the event for Nov. 3.

Last year, hundreds of runners participated in the run, which concludes in Carbon County.

The fundraising event was nearly discontinued last year due to complaints from residents living along Canal Street. Last year, however, the location of the start was changed and this resulted in better management of the event.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 18

Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

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

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

MONDAY 22

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 11

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.

MONDAY 15

Bath Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

The Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

School project to start early

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Grab your hard hats: Groundbreaking set for April 22

The construction schedule for the Northampton Area Middle School and Secondary Campus Renovation Project has been accelerated by one month.

"I've been informed by D'Huy that the project will be accelerated," Northampton Area School District Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik announced at Monday night's NASD board of education meeting.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Grades 6, 7 and 8 middle school and campus project is set for 4:30 p.m. April 22 at the former Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical satellite campus building, Northampton.