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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 8

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 12

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 13

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.

Ducks take a dip for dollars

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by RYAN GERMAN Special to The Press in Local News

A portion of the Monacacy Creek became briefly very colorful Friday as small, numbered, pink, yellow and blue plastic ducks, floated downstream during the fourth annual Great Bath Duck Race.

The fundraising event took place at Monocacy Creek Park.

With over a dozen prizes at stake, donations for more than 250 ducks, at $5 each, were received by volunteers of the Bath Business Community Partnership.

The purchaser of the first-place duck received a cash prize of $250. There was also a prize for the duck who came in last place, a bottle of wine.

Advocacy gives meaning to tragedy

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

Marie Bartos has a purpose in life.

First, on Oct. 12, 2003, she hit rock bottom. On that day, she witnessed the suicide of her husband, Stephen Milkovits, a Northampton Borough Police officer.

"I never knew why I was still here," she said. "Now I do."

The reason is to bring awareness to the issue of suicide and to advocate for those who can't advocate for themselves.

"The people who die by suicide – they're so good at hiding what they're feeling," Bartos said, adding she had no idea what her husband had been contemplating until he died.