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This past July was hottest month on record

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News reports July 2012 was the hottest month on record ever for the lower 48 states, according to a report released recently.

With an average temperature of 77.6 degrees in the contiguous U.S., the month of July surpassed the 20th-century average by 3.3 degrees.

The previous warmest July was in 1936 when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4 degrees.

The hottest locations in July were mostly stretched across the Midwest and central Plains, areas largely plagued by intense drought.

Opinion: Editor's View: Chickens make interesting companions

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked.

Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery. But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little cluckers can be.

Preliminary approval granted for middle school project

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The proposed new Northampton Area Middle School took a step forward Aug. 8 when the Northampton Borough Planning Commission granted preliminary approval for the project.

No major issues came up as the plans for the middle school were reviewed. Many of the conditions for construction have been satisfied, such as storm water drainage, a retaining wall, road alignment, access, topography slopes and contours.

Logan Steigerwalt, Nathaniel Xander become Eagle Scouts

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Family and friends filled the seats of Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, Aug. 4 to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Logan Steigerwalt and Nathaniel Xander.

They now join the 47 other Eagle Scouts of Troop 15.

"Only one in four boys in America will become a Scout," said Scoutmaster Thomas Galloway. "But it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion and politics, three out of four were Scouts."

Visitors cross ocean to see Atlas Museum

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Chinese delegation impressed with landmark

The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum is no longer the best kept secret in the Lehigh Valley.

Last week, a group of visitors came all the way from China to the Northampton museum, which celebrates the area's history of cement making. They found out about the museum via the Internet and decided they had to see it for themselves.

Farmland preservation to be back on Allen ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Allen Township residents going to the polls in November will decide if they are willing to pay more in earned income taxes to preserve farmland.

At a recent meeting of the Allen Township Board of Supervisors, the three members present voted to place a referendum on the ballot asking residents if they are willing designate a portion of their earned income taxes for farmland preservation.