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Konkrete Kids are Nazareth bound

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

With stadium closure, NASD teams, band find a field

The Northampton Area School District Konkrete Kids football team will play its home games at the Nazareth Area School District Stadium.

Portions of Al Erdosy Memorial Stadium will be reconstructed as part of the $80-million Northampton Area Middle School and campus reconstruction project.

NASD Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik said sports teams and the marching band will not be able to use the stadium field for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The stadium may not be available for the 2015 season, either, although that is not certain.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The East Allen Township Planning Commission 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 Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Northampton to discuss budget

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council this evening will hold its first discussion on the administration's proposed 2013 budget.

For the first time in three years, the budget includes a one-mill real estate tax increase.

For properties assessed at $75,000, the tax bill will add another $75. The bill would be $50 more for a property assessed at $50,000 and $100 more for a property with a $100,000 assessment.

Borough lawmakers were provided the 2013 proposed budget when it was introduced a couple of weeks ago.

Tea party helps raise awareness of bone disorder

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

It was a tea party laced with knowledge.

The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.

The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at birth.

Their own cyber space

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Library launches teen program

Melissa Hawk could not help but notice the crowds of teenagers gathered at the Northampton Area Public Library after school each day.

Hawk, who has served as the library director since the spring, could see them from the windows of her office overlooking the main room of the library.

"Often, we had kids on the floor," said Hawk. "Adults didn't have room to get to computers."

Monday afternoon marked the introduction of a creative solution to the problem – an after-school program known as Teen Cyber Space.