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Community service starts young

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Members of Brownie Troop 8635, which meets at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, show off some of the items they collected for Operation Buddy Pack. They filled backpacks with supplies, such as crayons, socks, toothbrushes, hats and gloves, for students affected by Hurricane Sandy. In front from left are Logan Rhoades, Emily Roehler, Keira Ettinger, Lauren Straub and Alexandria Stepp. In back are Maggie Doyle, Emily McCutcheon, Skye Spadaccia, Kaitlyn Renson, Bethany Gable and Laci Shupp. Missing from the photo are Charlotte Vinson and Tirzah Umstead.

Program covers warning signs of depression in teens

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

In a high school with 1,000 students, 50 students are likely to be suffering from depression.

Major depression is the leading undiagnosed illness among teens, affecting 5 percent of American teenagers, according to Dr. Steven P. Kachmar, M.A., Ph.D., NCSP, supervisor of psychological services at the Northampton Area School District. Of these, only 30 percent will receive any intervention or treatment.

Kachmar made a presentation at Northampton Area High School during The Weller Health Education Center's Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) last month.

Fire dept. appoints new officers

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Fire Department recently filled two key posts in its ranks.

The department filled the positions of assistant fire chief and captain, effective immediately, at Thursday's meeting of borough council.

Council members said the appointments reflect that the young firefighters have trained and are now in line for leadership positions.

Working his way up

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Paolo's current owner started as dishwasher

Chef Joe Sweeney is filled with energy and exudes a passion and love of cooking.

Back in 2001, Sweeney, a 2003 Whitehall High School graduate, contacted the owner of Paolo's Italian Restaurant in Northampton and told him he was interested in attending culinary school. Paulo asked Sweeney to come in that Thursday. The rest is history.

Sweeney, who now owns the restaurant, began working as a dishwasher at Paolo's. From dishwasher, he worked his way up the ladder to salad station and prep cook.

Bath selects roads to repair

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by NELSON QUIÑONES Special to The Press in Local News

Bath borough council was informed of the projected roads in need of repair for this coming year by borough Manager Thomas R. Petrucci at the Jan. 7 council meeting.

The six borough roads currently under review by the borough manager for repairs include Christmas Avenue, Park Ridge Drive, Sleepy Hollow Road and Archie Leigh, Broad and Pearl streets.

According to the Borough of Bath Road Condition Ratings Survey, the six roads have a level 2 rating condition. On a scale of one to five, the rating level describes the condition of each road surface.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Board of Supervisors 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 Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Reenock joins mayors in D.C.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock and Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. spent last Wednesday and Thursday in Washington D.C..

They joined mayors from across the country in a broad coalition to show opposition to illegal guns and support common sense proposals to prevent gun violence as "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" brought its campaign "Demand a Plan" to the nation's capital. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter were among members of the Pennsylvania contingent.