Northampton Press

Monday, June 24, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY

THURSDAY 16

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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

MONDAY 20

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

Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Moore Township plans warehouse regulations

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In response to growing resident pushback about the proliferation of warehouses in the Lehigh Valley, Moore Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed at the May 7 meeting to have Solicitor David Backenstoe develop an ordinance to closely regulate warehouse development in the township.

“We can tighten up the situation with stricter guidelines, more comprehensive than we already have,” Backenstoe said.

He also serves as solicitor for Lehigh Township, where he has already developed a similar ordinance.

Candidates to move on to general election

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

UNCONTESTED RACES

Allen Township: Democrat Dale N. Hassler faces no opposition in the race for the board of supervisors.

Bath Borough: Republicans Phyllis Andrews, Barry Fenstermaker, Mark A. Saginario and Frank Hesch III will move on to the general election in the race for borough council. Voters will be asked to choose no more than four. There is no Democratic opponent on the ballot.

Republican Tina M. Saginario is unopposed in the race for tax collector.

Supervisors races have contests

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

LEHIGH, MOORE TOWNSHIPS

Three Republicans are seeking a seat on the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors.

David L. Hess, Gerald L. Pritchard and Darryl Snover are on the ballot. Voters are asked to choose one.

The winner of that race will face Democrat Michael P. McGonigle in the general election in November.

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In Moore Township, two Republicans will compete for a seat on the board of supervisors.

Dan Piorkowski and Randy C. Silfies are on the ballot. Voters are asked to choose one.

Three seek DA seat

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Two Democrats are seeking the seat of Northampton County district attorney.

Nuria DiLuzio and Terry Houck are on the ballot.

The winner of that race will face Republican Tom Carroll, who is unopposed, in the general election in November.

The Press asked the Democratic candidates to respond to the following question:

What do you see as the biggest issue for residents in your municipality/county?

NURIA DILUZIO

Masonic lodge raises funds for Northampton Area Food Bank

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Porter Chapman Masonic Lodge held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Northampton Area Food Bank April 6.

“We hold the fundraiser when they need some help. It’s part of our commitment to help the community,” said Richard Mullen, who helped coordinate the event. “Everyone in the lodge chips in to make the event successful.”

The lodge is unique in that it is actually two separate lodges. The Porter Lodge was formed in Catasauqua Borough, and the Chapman Lodge was originally in Northampton Borough. The combined lodges are based at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.