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McHale suggests borough dog park

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Councilman Robert McHale has recommended funding for a dog park be included in the borough's 2013 budget.

The budget will be prepared and presented in November for adoption in December.

McHale did not provide specific details such as where a dog park would be located but the discussion pointed possibly to the grounds of the former borough animal shelter near the wastewater treatment plant.

A gruelling six months

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

NAHS grad battles terminal brain cancer

Six months ago, Alec Ferullo was looking forward to graduation and joining the Navy.

Now, his father, Ralph, isn't sure his son will live another month.

Alec, 18, a 2012 graduate of Northampton Area High School, was diagnosed in July with gliomatosis cerebri, a fatal form of brain cancer that has left him bedridden and blind. He can't walk and is often confused.

"He just kinda sits and stares a lot," said Ralph. "I've been reading some books about heaven to him."

Alec was having seizures and was too ill to speak to The Press last week.

Simcoe pushes for Northampton to make new use of old, vacant lot

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Carol Simcoe, a long time community activist, has come out of semi-retirement.

Simcoe, who for years was involved in the annual street fair and headed the 2002 borough centennial, is advocating for a plan for a vacant commercial lot that, until a fire several years ago, housed a former clothing store.

She appeared before council at its recent meeting supporting borough planning consultant Victor Rodite, who wants to establish a farmers market. However, she took the idea much further, pushing for a project which, if embraced, could completely reshape the uptown area.

Veterans ride to honor MIAs, POWs

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Patriotic music filled the air Saturday as the brigade of 70 gleaming motorcycles, mostly Harley Davidsons, roared out Saturday from the Northampton Municipal Park on a covered bridge tour.

Many cyclists proudly displayed the American flag on the backs of their denim jackets.

The ride, sponsored by the Northampton Joint Veterans Association, took the bikers to the Manasses Guth, Wehr's, Rex's and Geiger's bridges, all located in Lehigh County.

The motorcyclists then rode to the recently renovated Northampton Veterans Memorial Park.

Pristash appointed to council

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

McHale to serve as vice president

Northampton Borough Council is back at full strength, with eight members.

The rolls include two from each ward, and the position of vice president, vacated when Sherry Maikits resigned and moved to Coplay, is filled.

Anthony Pristash cast his first vote shortly after taking his seat for the first time Thursday.

He was appointed earlier in the month by council to fill one of two second-ward council seats.

Councilman Ed Pany made the motion for Councilman Robert Coleman to serve as council's vice president.

Relay For Life gearing up for kickoff

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Local News

Everyone is invited to the 2013 Season Kick-Off for the Relay for Life of Whitehall.

The event takes place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the lower-level auditorium of Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

All residents and business owners from the areas within the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, and Catasauqua school districts are encouraged to get involved.

The relay is a big undertaking. It takes nine months to plan and is done 100 percent by volunteers. A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers because we could not have a successful relay without them.

Lehigh Township officials discuss email, solar and police issues

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A Lehigh Township supervisor is concerned emails could violate the Sunshine Law.

Cynthia Miller told the board at the Sept. 11 meeting that she does not want to receive board emails because of concerns about the Sunshine Law.

Supervisor Dell Grove said supervisor Chairman Darryl Snover has warned them when they were close to violating the Sunshine Law. He said comments should be brought up in public.

He also asked if board members should have Lehigh Township addresses.