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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 14

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

MONDAY 18

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.

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

TUESDAY 19

Rep. Marcia Hahn receives sportsmen’s award at banquet

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, is the recipient of this year’s Gerald Seyfried Sportsman of the Year Award, presented during the recent Whitetail Deer Classic banquet at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

“This came as a complete surprise when they called my name,” Hahn said. “Gerald is well known and well respected by our local hunters and anglers, and receiving an award inspired by him is quite an honor.”

The award is named after the former Northampton County executive, an avid sportsman who inspired the creation of the Whitetail Deer Classic, now in its 16th year.

Miller Supply achieves recognition from Ace Hardware Corp.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ace Hardware Corporation has announced that Miller Supply, of Northampton, achieved designation as a Pinnacle Performance Retailing store for its outstanding performance.

Developed as part of Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Pinnacle Performance Retailing is focused on Ace’s customers, helping to ensure that Ace stores deliver on its brand promise day in and day out.

E. Allen crash claims one life

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Car, dump truck collide, come to rest in field

A former Allentown schoolteacher was killed March 11 in a two-vehicle crash in East Allen Township.

Kathryn Anne Flom, 67, died at the scene from multiple blunt force injuries, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachery Lysek.

While making a turn from Jade Lane onto Airport Road, Flom’s vehicle was struck by a tri-axle dump truck, driven by David Borger, of Kunkletown, Monroe County, who was traveling north on Airport Road, according to police. Jade Lane is an access road to the Victoria Square housing development.

The crash occurred just after 2 p.m.

Officials recover possible remains from fire

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Lehigh police seeking information from public

Possible remains were recovered last week from the debris left over from a house fire in Lehigh Township, where a man and his 10-year-old son were killed Jan. 21.

Township Police Chief Scott Fogel said all that was confirmed is there were “possible remains recovered from the debris that we are going through and the (Northampton County) coroner’s office will be examining further.

“We cannot confirm the type of remains at this time,” Fogel said. “The recovery team is searching the remaining debris.”

District, bus company to review policies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

First Student contract expires June 30; firm submits bid to continue services

The Northampton Area School District administration will review policies with its bus transportation service provider First Student, following a recent incident in which one of the company’s bus drivers allegedly abandoned students.

“We’re going to work with First Student to review current practices and procedures that are in place,” NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik said after the March 11 board of education meeting.