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Farmers market going strong

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Farmers Market on the upper reaches of Main Street is growing.

Borough council was told at Thursday's meeting the fledging market is adding a fourth vendor.

Victor Rodite, borough planner, said he is optimistic about the farmers market only open two Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. Despite last Tuesday's oppressive heat, the turnout was considered very good.

Bath sanitation bills delinquent

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by NELSON QUIÑONES Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Borough Manager Tom Petrucci informed members of council July 1 a total of $49,232.16 is currently outstanding in unpaid sanitation bills.

Petrucci reported the delinquent amounts accumulated over a three-year period. In 2009, 27 liens totaled $9,904.11. In 2010, 39 liens amounted to $23,720.84, and in 2011, 58 liens totaled $15,607.21.

The total in unpaid sanitation bills for 2012 was not available because the bills have been submitted to a collection agency.

NASD community education to continue

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Community education classes will be back in session this fall in Northampton Area School District.

By a 7-1 vote Monday night, the Northampton Area School Board approved the Community Education Program for the 2013-14 school year and a $3,746 stipend for program coordinator Margaret Schell.

"There's a good foundation here," Schell said of the program, which included approximately seven classes attended by about 50 district residents this past spring.

Allen discusses house numbers

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township supervisors addressed the issue of homes in the township not bearing house numbers.

At the board's July 11 meeting, a committee was named to develop recommendations that the supervisors could adopt. Fire Chief Nick Lalik, Township Manager Ilene Eckhart, Michael Chordas, Gary Behler and Dale Hassler were selected to serve on the committee.

The fire company and ambulance seeks a uniform housing numbering system to make it easier for emergency personnel responding to calls.

Visible house numbers reduce the time needed to respond to an emergency.

He's here!

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JOSEPH ASBURY Special to The Press in Local News

Family welcomes diabetic alert dog

The Globosits family welcomed a new family member July 11.

The newcomer is Züker, a 4-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever, who is capable of saving the life of one his new people.

A diabetic alert dog, Züker will give warnings when Matthew Globosits' blood sugar is at an unhealthy level.

Dogs have an extremely keen sense of smell, and their noses can pick up a huge variety of scents that we cannot detect, said Erin Gray, Züker's trainer. One of these scents is blood sugar. When the levels are awry, Züker will nudge or paw Matt, 15, to tell him.