Should Northampton be struck by a disaster causing a loss of power, a large generator at the Northampton Memorial Community Center on Laubach Avenue could save the day.
Thanks to the influx of casino money being distributed to the borough, the generator arrived in Northampton and is now being installed.
"We received funding in the amount of $27,500 from the local casino monies," Borough Manager Gene Zarayko informed borough council.
The new generator actually arrived at the borough community center March 21.
For Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin it was nice to hear of young people doing community service for altruistic reasons – not because a judge ordered them to do it as part of their sentencing procedure.
"It's a refreshing thing to be with students who are doing well and have a bright future," said Martin, the guest of honor at the annual Altruism Awards ceremony where high school seniors from across Lehigh Valley were honored for performing altruistic acts in their schools or communities.
At their April 9 meeting, Lehigh Township supervisors announced the township will participate in National Take Back Day April 27.
From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. that day, police will collect old or otherwise unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the Lehigh Township fire hall in Cherryville.
Supervisors also announced a household hazardous waste drop-off event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.