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D&L Trail honored at 20th anniversary of Keystone Fund

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Delaware & Lehigh (D&L) Trail was recognized as Pennsylvania's best trail project by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund at the organization's 20th anniversary celebration in Harrisburg in March.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor President/Executive Director Elissa Garofalo accepted the honor.

Northampton to get new fire station

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Fire Department recently made public its plans for an addition to its Lerchenmiller Drive fire station.

After more than an hour, fire department personnel agreed to a concept plan that will go to borough Manager Gene Zarayko for review and further action.

"We expect that the addition could be constructed later this year," said fire Chief Robert Solderich.

Councilman Keith Piescienski, also a firefighter and officer, attended the session and agreed with the need for the addition which will provide a larger training room and three more bays.

Borough to acquire tract of land

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton has an agreement of sale to acquire a one-half acre tract located near the Hokendauqua Creek, off of Smith Lane, which could be utilized for parking, according to Borough Manager Gene Zarayko.

Borough council has been appraised of the land acquisition. The property is owned by Atlas Welding, which operates a large state-of-the-art welding shop at the site with a continuous parcel of open space.

Dog provides help, hope to Northampton resident

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Bonnie Dodge of Northampton credits her dog with providing her with a quality of life that simply did not exist prior to meeting Patience.

At first glance, Patience, a Shih Tzu, might appear to be a simple, run-of-the-mill dog, but the dog's worth and purpose extends far wider than first impressions convey.

"Patience plays a very large and important role in my life," said Dodge. "I was in bed 18 to 20 hours per day because of the deterioration I experienced in my 29-year battle with MS (multiple sclerosis) for about two years before I met Patience."

Recognized for their service

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Three local women were recently honored with certificates recognizing their 10-year memberships. With Regent Gerri Falk, second from left, are, from left, Barbara Young, Peggy Moser and Monica Moser. The DAR also recently chose its offcers for 2013. They are Falk for regent, Jo Evans, vice regent; JoAnne Creyer, chaplain; Andrea Hajducko, recording secretary; Barbara Young, corresponding secretary; Linda Rute, treasurer; Peggy Graver, registrar; Peggy Moser, historian; and Monica Moser, librarian. Falk also nominated Mary Omdahl to fill an empty seat as a director.

Lot purchase on the agenda

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Borough may wrap up negotiation

Northampton Borough Council this evening could wrap up negotiations to purchase a privately owned vacant lot in the heart of the town's uptown business district.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko confirmed the agenda for tonight's council meeting will include the proposed acquisition of the lot. It is located on Main Street, a few doors south from the Roxy Theatre and is sandwiched between a church and coffee shoppe.

"We are very close, very close, to an agreement of sale," Zarayko said.

The tract is owned by Brian Kroope, who is represented by attorney Richard Orloski Jr.