The good news is that, as a whole, Northampton Area School District was one of only nine school districts in Northampton and Lehigh counties to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
The bad news is that, individually, Northampton Area High School, Northampton Area Middle School and George Wolf Elementary School did not.
Siegfried Elementary School, Lehigh Elementary School and Moore Elementary School met the requirements for AYP.
Allen Dunham, 8, of Bethlehem, shows off a caterpillar he found at the Boy Scout camp out at Becky's Drive-In, located in Lehigh Township. Scouts from all over the Lehigh Valley camped out Sept. 22-23, participating in a variety of activities in the process. each scout who completed eight activities received a special merit badge
An ongoing dispute between the Borough of Northampton Borough and Allen Township regarding sewage usage fees is nearing its end.
During Thursday's council meeting borough Manager Gene Zarayko presented a more positive outcome regarding the outstanding issues with Allen Township.
In an article in last week's Press about Bath Borough's dumpster screen ordinance (Sept. 13, page 5), a quote was attributed to the wrong individual. It was Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito who said, "Why are you wasting your time and my time?"
Although Councilwoman Carol Bear-Heckman agreed with Mirabito, the original statement was not hers.
The Press regrets the error.
Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
If the Northampton Area School District School Board has anything to do with it, as much open space as possible will be retained in the district.
The school board voted 8-0, with one member absent Sept. 10, to approve Act 4. The measure would allow NASD landowners to freeze their property taxes at the rate when they decide to place their land in the program and agree to not sell the property for development purposes.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua pot luck dinner – 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th Street. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-4924.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Flu shots given. New members welcome. · Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets, Coplay. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older.
A study and plan in connection with the Northampton Area Middle School project for a new drainage field and irrigation system has been approved by the Northampton Area School District school board.
The school board voted 8-0, with one member absent, to spend $24,000 to determine the feasibility of the project and provide for alternate bids.
The goal of the project is to build a drainage reservoir under a proposed athletic field on the site of the Northampton Area Middle School, once the 1968 facility is demolished after the new middle school is built and open for classes.
The corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets, Coplay, was busy Sunday with a brisk sunflower and bake sale. The fundraiser was a benefit held by 4-year-old Ella Grace Luchansky, Coplay, seated on the table, who was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage 4 cancer. Just one day after a release from her latest hospital stay, Ella was at the outdoor stand with her mother, Jen Kresge, right, and family friend Amie Marks. Proceeds from the sunflowers went to Angel 34 from Aubrey's Rays of Hope. Bake sale income will go to cancer research.