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East Allen discusses zoning legal challenge

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Solicitor reminds supervisors not to discuss matter outside of meetings

At its meeting June 27, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed pending legal action against the community by Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC.

The group is a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group.

The basis for the suit stems from the township’s decision to keep agricultural zoning in place for a land parcel owned by the airport on Willowbrook Road. Rockefeller wanted to see another warehouse on the property. The people of East Allen Township, through their elected representatives, decided to keep the existing zoning and not allow a warehouse on the property.

Allen Twp. sets fireworks curfew

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Nuisance ordinance states 10 p.m. finale for Independence Day displays

Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell told Allen Township Board of Supervisors, at its June 25 meeting, that he believes modifications can be made to the state laws regarding fireworks.

Supervisors wanted the new restrictions to be in place by Independence Day. Treadwell modified the nuisance ordinance to include hours that fireworks can be discharged. Fireworks discharges are banned from 10 p.m. to noon during the week. On weekends, the time is extended until 11 p.m.

Fireworks cannot be discharged if there is a fire ban.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.


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.

Teacher, mentor hosts Youngiefest

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.

Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.

Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Lillian Gengaro is Little Miss Strawberry

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.

This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.

Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.

‘She was influential’

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Board to name NASD pool in honor of longtime coach

Konkrete Kids and residents in Northampton Area School District will remember a legendary coach every time they swim at the Gwen L. Whildin Natatorium at Northampton Area Middle School.

The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 24 meeting to approve a proclamation honoring Whildin, a Northampton Area High School swimming coach for 25 years and NAHS physical education teacher for 32 years.

PennDOT changes detours

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Nicholas Steiner, Moore Township manager, verified a number of resident complaints were generated by recent Pennsylvania Department of Transportation detours.

The bridge at Route 248 and Valley View Drive is being replaced. It was built in 1929.

The detours included one detour for truck traffic and another for car traffic.

The original detour for cars took “traffic down dirt and gravel roads. These roads are not designed for this volume of traffic,” Steiner said.

Allen planners move Jaindl warehouse project to supervisors

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the June 17 Allen Township Planning Commission meeting, members unanimously made the recommendation to Allen Township Board of Supervisors to move the warehouse plan along Seemsville Road to the next step. Supervisors will review the plan as part of the approval process.

There are technical issues that remain to be ironed out, but those would not change the fundamentals of the project.