As Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast Mmonday, area residents prepared for the worst. The wine and spirits shop located in Northampton posted this sign announcing it was closing early Monday afternoon. Schools and area colleges also closed in preparation. The storm left many in the area without power and downed trees closed roads. For more on the storm, see next week's Northampton Press.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Borough Municipal Authority Vice Chairman Charles Bodnar, left, receives the Sahli Service Award plaque from the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association from NBMA Manager Gerry Deily, center. Bodnar was honored for 20 years of service with the water authority. He previously served on the borough council 30 years. On the right, Attorney Boyd Hixson accepts the PMMA's Extended Service Award for his 30 years of NBMA work.
It's not "Freefall," the next James Bond thriller opening Nov. 9, but it could be called "Windfall."
Because of refinancing at low interest rates this week, the Northampton Area School District stands to receive a windfall savings of $818,477.83.
The savings results from the reissuing of General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2012, approved Monday night by a 7-0 vote of the board, with two members absent.
The 2012 bonds, with an aggregate principal amount of $10 million, refunds General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2008.
A very cool day with sunny skies greeted more than 25 riders on the interpretive bike ride along the D&L trail Oct. 13.
The event was hosted by the Lehigh Township Rails to Trails group, whose members addressed cyclists at the Cove Road trail head.
Riders learned about the history of Laurys Station and Treichlers, as well as some of the geology that has determined the path of the Lehigh River.
During the ride, Rails to Trails members highlighted the roles played by Rockdale and Lockport as stopping places along the railroad and canal routes.
At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference last weekend, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.
"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time.
Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.
Sherry Maikits, left, and Mary Ellen Ford, are presented certificates of membership and pins by Northampton Exchange Club President-Elect John McKenzie at a recent swearing-in ceremony held by the Exchange Club at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.
Photos of the Jack Frost Parade.
Dina Galusha spent an hour Saturday quietly listening, sometimes wiping her tears.
When it was all over, she said she was glad she heard Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf describe his experiences trying to save the life of her son, Dakota, who was run over by a school bus in front of Northampton Area Middle School Jan. 26, 2009.
A Northampton Public Works crew takes advantage of a spell of warm weather Oct. 5 as they apply a fresh coat of macadam to the Canal Park parking lot, across from the Hungarian Hall.