Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Kevin Toth

Mr. Kevin Toth was reared in Nesquehoning, graduating from Panther Valley High School in 1984, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He learned the cobbler trade from his brother and became skilled in shoe repair, working in their shops in Lansford and managing the Lehighton Plaza location. When the business closed, he was employed by J.E. Morgan Knitting in Hometown.

Legislator says he will continue to be voice for ‘sensible center’

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

On Sept. 10, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, hosted what was supposed to be a “formal announcement” concerning his intentions next year. But news of his retirement leaked out Sept. 7. Dent revealed his intentions to a few of his congressional colleagues, and they spilled the beans.

“They’re wonderful friends, but they have big mouths,” Dent joked Sunday at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.

“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in this room,” said Dent, who apologized for interrupting one of the biggest sports weekends of the year.

A ‘beacon’ goes out

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Charlie Dent announces retirement from Congress

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a news release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 14

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 18

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough picks state police

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Council will seek early withdrawal from contract with Colonial Regional

A special meeting of Bath Borough Council was held Sept. 5 to allow residents and council members one final chance to question Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) about the services it can provide to them and their community.

Ed Murphy and Craig Rodriguez, lieutenants from Troop M, Bethlehem barracks, were present to answer questions.

Good Shepherd offers adaptive fishing clinic at Leaser Lake

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Susan Bates and Katie Pidstrawski enlisted a group of 17 people to attend a recent adaptive fishing clinic at Leaser Lake, Lynn Township.

The two, recreational therapists at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, were to review basic fishing skills and have demonstrations of special equipment.

The program was designed to help people overcome disabilities and injuries and to once again be able to fish.

Helping were volunteers, Good Shepherd, Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation and members of various sporting clubs.

Da Vinci’s aquarium is topic of town hall

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center would like to reinvent itself in Easton. Thanks in no small part to a $30 million pledge by Easton Mayor Sal Panto, the science center, now near Cedar Crest College, plans to transform into a $130 million aquarium, complete with an event center and even an immersion theater, in the City of Easton.

But who will pay for it?

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 7

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 11

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 12

Toomey holds town hall meeting in Bethlehem

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Fairly or unfairly, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., has come under heavy criticism for refusing to meet his constituents at one of those increasingly raucous town halls. One group calling itself Tuesdays with Toomey actually camps outside his legislative offices weekly. On Aug. 31, it was Thursday with Toomey. It was a one-hour televised town hall at the Steelstacks’ PBS39 studios before a small crowd of 54 people and nine reporters and photographers.

Owners of Main St. eatery install stand filled with food for those in need

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

A Blessing Box, stocked with a variety of canned and boxed food, along Northampton’s Main Street has attracted the curious as well as individuals and families in need.

Candace and Dave Strain, owners of J’s Steaks & Subs, installed a redwood box with three shelves in front of their eatery, 1830 Main St., as a way for those in the community to donate food to those less fortunate and for those in need to take some food items.

There are no questions asked or forms to be filled out, Candace Strain said.