Northampton Press

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Council discusses farmers market vendor insurance

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Solicitor says borough should be protected; talks end with no resolution

The May 14 opening of Northampton Farmers Market — held at the borough’s Municipal Park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane — created considerable comment by council members at the May 2 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

Council discussed regulations and what role the market should play in having vendors with nonfood items, such as candles and crafts.

Northampton Area School Board Region 1 race is contested

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

Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Northampton Area School Board Region 1, Allen and Lehigh townships.

John E. Becker, Barbara J. Knoll and Robert Mentzell are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for the May 21 primary.

Voters are instructed to vote for no more than two.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

What makes you uniquely qualified to serve on the Northampton Area School District Board of Education?

Their responses follow.

JOHN E. BECKER

NAHS grad opens The Coop event space

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Open house set for May 10 at Howertown Road venue

Lilyan Urbanczuk’s extensive graphics skills took her from Northampton to a working career life in Paris’ suburbs. She returned to the states with her job intact but missed the European flair.

“There isn’t much here that brings people, particularly millennials, together. On a trip to San Francisco, I saw the Biz Babes model,” she said.

A day care center that closed at 2650 Howertown Road provided an opportunity to pursue her idea locally.

She has called it The Coop.

Cement museum to open May 12

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open for its 20th year May 12. The Northampton-based museum, with 3,000 artifacts, has attracted thousands of visitors, both local and abroad, over the two decades.

The museum features a slice of the cement industry history in the region. Its focus is on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Company and its role in the makings of industrial America.

Joe Young reunion is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.

The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.

Coroner releases cause of death for fire victims

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Son died of smoke inhalation; father had ‘metamphetamine intoxication’

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek has determined the cause of death for the father and son who died in a January house fire in Danielsville.

According to Lysek, Bruce Alan Miller, 10, of Hatfield, Montgomery County, died of smoke inhalation Jan. 21 after a reported explosion and fire at 1132 Blue Mountain Drive.

His father, Bruce Allen Miller Jr., 37, of Lehighton, Carbon County, died of smoke inhalation with an “acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication,” Lysek said.

The manner of death has been ruled undetermined, he added.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY

THURSDAY 9

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

MONDAY 13

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

TUESDAY 14

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

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.