Better late than never is what Northampton Borough officials are saying.
The borough recently received $21,291 from Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Councilman Robert Coleman, member of the administration and finance committee, reported at a recent council meeting the FEMA check will be used to reimburse the borough for damages sustained by the Stewart Street pump station during Hurricane Irene.
Photos of the Northampton Area High School musical.
Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock is seeking reelection for another four-year-term.
Reenock, a Democrat, will seek his party's nomination for mayor on the May 21 primary election ballot. He is running unopposed.
· Northampton Area High School Theater Company musical "Seussical" – 7 p.m., at the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7812.
· Whitehall High School theater presentation of "Oliver!" – 7:30 p.m., at the high school, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
As springtime brings warmer weather, area residents may turn their attention to cleaning out garages, sheds and other storage areas on their properties.
When discarding stored items, residents must now observe new prohibitions on curbside disposal of hazardous waste and old electronics items.
Items such as cleaners, batteries, electronics and chemicals may not be tossed in with the regular trash. They must be discarded at designated sites.
Northampton County will host a hazardous waste drop-off event 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1.
Last year's electronic recycling day proved to be so well attended that this year Moore Township is moving the event to a bigger property.
The electronic recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Moore Elementary School.
Northampton's Uptown Business District got a lift Thursday when borough council agreed to acquire a vacant lot on Main Street.
Council plans to transform the property, sandwiched between a church and coffee shop near the Roxy Theatre, into a farmers market and minipark.
Council adopted a resolution to purchase the 90- by 96-foot tract located at 1912-22 Main St. from Brian Kroope for $100,000.
Kroope initially sought $179,000 for the property. The borough's offer was based on $75,000, the previously appraised value of the property.
The Allen Township Board of Supervisors race in past elections has mostly gone uncontested.
This election cycle is different. Township voters in the May primary election will see five candidates vying for two supervisor seats on the Democratic ticket.
It is the first time in recent memory for such a widely contested election.
Two incumbent supervisors are seeking reelection, for six-year seats. They are Michelle G. Drzewiecki and William F. Holmes, who currently serve on the five-member board.