Northampton Borough Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. has a vision — a three- or four-story parking deck in the heart of the borough’s uptown business district built at the site of the municipal parking lot on Center Street.
“I’m serious,” Lopsonzski Sr. said of the seemingly larger-than-life idea.
Many young adults are asked, “What do you want to do with your life?”
For 20-year-old Todd Haydt, of Northampton, the answer was easy.
For four years, Haydt has been a volunteer firefighter, a tradition that runs in his family. His grandfather Sterling Haydt Jr. was a longtime volunteer firefighter. His father, Jeremy Haydt, is also a volunteer.
“My father got his start with my grandfather at the Alliance Fire Company (Northampton Borough) and later with First Ward Fire Company,” Haydt said.
For anybody who has a birthday around the holidays, the same old question arises: “Do you like having a birthday so close to Christmas?”
Robbie Brensinger, an 11-year-old from Northampton, knows the answer all too well.
“Every year, we try to throw Robbie a birthday party. But it’s three days after Christmas,” Jessica Brensinger, Robbie’s mother, said.
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
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.
East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m., as needed, in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., rolled out the welcome mat Oct. 26, 2018, as more than 100 men and women associated with the cement industry toured the Northampton-based museum.
The tour capped the IEEE Cement Industry East Coast Subcommittee Technical Conference, held in Allentown. The organization is based in Chicago.
What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma.
For the third year in a row, Emma was the most popular girls name given to 2018’s newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Actually, Emma tied as the most popular name for girls last year with Olivia, but Emma has claimed, or shared the top spot, three straight years.
At press time, the trendsetting name on the boys side among the more than 4,500 babies born at the two hospital campuses in 2018 was Jackson, with various spellings.
Northampton Borough Municipal Authority’s interest in acquiring the Whitehall Township Authority has been flatly rejected by the township.
The acquisition would have resulted in NBMA providing water to all Whitehall residents, businesses and industries.
Stephen Kerbacher, NBMA general manager, confirmed Jan. 4 that Whitehall Township has turned down the request for both entities to sit down and discuss NBMA taking over all WTA assets.
There has been a quiet movement throughout Northampton Borough to recognize historic structures.
Most of the buildings serve a new purpose to meet the modern world’s needs, but there are those in the borough who do not want the history forgotten.
The Northampton Area Historical Society houses memorabilia and photos chronicling the borough’s history at Siegfried Station, at West 21st and Canal streets.