Siegfried Station joined the growing number of Northampton sites to suffer from a break-in.
A rash of burglaries and vandalism have been reported recently in the borough. Council learned about the Siegfried Station break-in at its most recent meeting. No information was available on whether the intruders stole any of the prized historical collectibles at the station, located off 21st Street.
This was the first known break-in at the Siegfried Station. Council was informed the society will install a security system to thwart future problems.
Don Heiney has announced he is running for re-election to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors.
Born in 1952 and raised on the family farm in North Whitehall Township, he and his wife settled in East Allen Township in 1998. He has worked for 40 years in the IT support industry, has taught computer sciences at a local college and served as an independent computer consultant for the last nine years.
The Borough of Northampton will open its municipal pool for the season Saturday, June 1.
At a recent borough council meeting, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Jr. said the municipal pool will close for the season Aug. 17.
This is somewhat earlier than many municipal pools in the region. Officials noted that many of its summer staff, particularly lifeguards, are college students who return to campus the following week.
The public works department is finishing painting the restrooms at the pool, including the floors.
The 165 sixth-grade students graduating from Colonel John Siegfried Elementary School, Northampton, will have the borough's swimming pool to themselves next month for a Fun Day event.
Representatives of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) appeared before Northampton Borough Council Thursday asking permission to use the swimming pool for an event to recognize the children leaving Siegfried to attend classes at the middle school in the fall.
"We're looking for a celebration for the children," said one woman helping to arrange the pool party.
Joe Stolfi generates the kind of enthusiasm the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce needs.
"There is no one who has more energy or enthusiasm than Joe Stolfi," said chamber President Bob Zentz.
Stolfi, owner of Advanced Print Solutions, was named the chamber Person of the Year. He received his award Friday at the chamber's annual dinner.
As a member of the chamber's ambassador committee, Stolfi has been responsible for getting more chamber members involved. For example, 70 to 80 chamber members attended the recent ribbon cutting for Hibachi Grill.
Kathy Perlow told TRIAD members about the Community Exchange program at their last meeting.
Community Exchange is a project of the Department of Community Health and Health Studies of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The nontraditional form of volunteering is funded by The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust.
Richard Ackerman and Anthony "Tony" Pristash, two names familiar to Northampton residents, will vie for the nomination for the second ward borough council seat, despite the fact neither of their names are not on the ballot.
The unusual scenario, believed to be the first in local politics, arose when neither Ackerman or Pristash – or anyone else in the second ward – filed a nominating petition with the Northampton County Voter Registration Office. A candidate is required to have signatures of 10 registered voters from his or her political party.
In what is billed as the most watched and contested race, six candidates have waged, what many contend, is a respectful campaign.
The six candidates seek one of two supervisors seats in Allen Township.
Because the township has only one polling place – the municipal building on Indian Trail Road – voters can expect to wait in line.
All of the candidates, including two incumbents, are registered Democrats. No Republicans appear on the ballot.
Photos of Scouts working in the Northampton Area Food Bank garden.