Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 4

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

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

MONDAY 8

Lehigh Township Planning Commission meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

COVID-19 COUNT

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Dept. of Health provides update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported, as of June 2, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 72,894.

There are 399,361 patients who have tested negative to date. The statewide number of deaths is 5,667.

In Northampton County, 3,108 positive cases and 14,205 negative cases have been reported.

In Lehigh County, 3,780 positive cases and 14,892 negative cases have been reported.

Exchange Club cancels Community Days fair in July

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Exchange Club has made the decision to cancel its Community Days fair, scheduled for July, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event features live bands, carnival rides and more. A fireworks display always ends the final night with a bang.

The organization has no plans to reschedule the event for later in the year. Reportedly, there was discussion of attempting a family picnic later in the summer, but that idea has not gained momentum.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MAY

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 28

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

JUNE

MONDAY 1

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

TUESDAY 2

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council votes to close municipal pool

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

It was not surprising when Northampton Borough Council voted at the May 21 meeting to have the community pool closed for the summer. What was surprising was that the vote was not unanimous. Councilwoman Judy Kutzler cast the only vote against shutting down the pool.

“We have to open our community,” Kutzler said.

She reasoned that the pool is in the open air, chlorine is in the water and safety measures would be met.

Becky’s Drive-In to stay closed

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by KRISTINE PORTER in Local News

Lehigh Township Police Department gave Becky’s Drive-In a verbal warning May 22 after they opened while Northampton County is still in the red phase.

Owners of the 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, drive-in thought they could open following a conversation they say they had with a state lawmaker and a call to the police department.

Chief of Police Scott Fogel said the police department “did not give any permission for Becky’s to open. At no time did the owner or manager speak with me regarding opening.”