Northampton Press

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Batten down the hatches

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.

A show of appreciation

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Refinancing to net $800,000 in savings


NASD Bonds.

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.

Cyclists get local history lesson

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.

'The Dakota call'

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Paramedic's life changed by NAMS student's death

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.