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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News



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

The East Allen Township Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.


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.


Entrepreneurs wanted

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Classes set for those interested in starting a business

A forthcoming Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce event promises to kick off with some intensity.

The chamber has joined forces with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University to present "How to Start a Business" as a four-part series.

The series is open to all, regardless of where they live or where they propose to locate a new business.

The first session, scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Ramada in Whitehall, is designed to help class participants find out if they have what it takes to start their own businesses.

Giordano to kick off re-election campaign for county judge at Northampton Community Center

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Emil Giordano will return to Northampton Community Center Sept. 12, where it all began several years when he kicked off his successful campaign for a seat on the Northampton County bench.

This election cycle, Giordano said, he is not facing any opposition in seeking re-election to a10-year-term as county judge. Explaining his position at a recent Northampton Borough Council meeting, the affable jurist said, "I'm running against myself."

Format different this year

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

No formal program for Sister Cities

The Borough of Northampton's annual Sister Cities celebration with Stegersbach, Austria, will take on a different format this year.

There is no program Saturday at the Sister Cities monument and park commemorating the connection between the borough and Stegersbach.

Instead, festivities will begin at 1 p.m. at the park pavilion off Smith Lane, on the southwest section of the expansive borough park.

The Walt Groller Orchestra will perform on the bandstand until 5 p.m. The borough fire department will serve ethnic food such as bratwurst.

Diving school proposed

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council learned at its recent meeting the Academy of the Eastern Seaboard is seeking to establish a water diving school at the former Martin Marietta Cement Company quarry.

The water-filled quarry decades ago served as a source of limestone for the manufacture of cement.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said the academy must file for a special exception and seek a hearing before the borough's five-member Zoning Hearing Board of Adjustment.

Graffiti becoming an issue in borough

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Graffiti scrawled on commercial properties on Main Street, a railroad underpass and properties along Newport Avenue have caught the attention of police and Northampton Borough Council.

Council Vice President Robert McHale at the Aug. 15 council meeting brought up the issue of graffiti on commercial buildings along Main Street.

Councilman Anthony Pristash, president of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, echoed McHale's concern.

Lehigh supervisors debate crew leader position

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The issue of naming an assistant leader for the road crew was the chief subject of discussion at the Aug. 27 Lehigh Township supervisors' meeting.

Supervisor Keith Hantz said the township would be placing itself at a disadvantage if it names an administrator as assistant because the individual could not be on the call-out list for emergency duty. Hantz also said Frank Zamadics and the new person, if he is an administrator, would mean two people managing a crew of seven.