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E. Allen gets request for zoning change at golf site

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Developer proposing commercial, residential units for Airport Road land

During its regular meeting Feb. 28, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors received a request for a zoning change from PDW Properties LLP for the Lucky Strokes Golf and Grill facility on Airport Road.

The property owner presented an earlier proposal for an office building at the location, but that project was rejected. Under the township’s zoning procedure, an applicant presents the concept to the board. The board then considers if the requested change warrants a zoning hearing.

Driver abandons bus, students

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT AND PAUL WILLISTEIN ; PWILLISTEIN@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

First Student employee charged with endangering welfare of children, DUI

Twenty-six Northampton Area School District students are safe after being abandoned in a Bath parking lot March 1 when the bus driver pulled over, stepped off the vehicle and walked away.

The students, in grades 6 through 12, were either picked up by parents or taken home in another bus. Their original bus driver has been charged with 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children — one for each of the juvenile students aboard the bus — as well as careless driving, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 7

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 11

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.

TUESDAY 12

Empty Bowls

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

NAHS, NAMS students ‘problem solve in the real world’ for March 28 event

Where can you receive a handmade ceramic bowl, enjoy delicious soups and desserts, have fun playing games with family and friends and donate to Northampton Area Food Bank and Bath Area Food Bank all at the same time?

At the Empty Bowls event, of course!

Make sure you pencil in 5-7:30 p.m. March 28 on your calendar. The event takes place in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 28

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

MARCH

MONDAY 4

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

TUESDAY 5

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

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 6

Allen board OKs warehouse project

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents return to oppose Jaindl plan, voice concerns of truck traffic

At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 26, the board approved the JW Partners warehouse project that has been under consideration for the past 26 months.

The arguments presented by residents were not markedly different from those presented at prior meetings.

The zoning change completed well before this board considered the project and the Northampton Area School District Board of Education’s decision to give land to the project contributed to the decision for this development project.

World Thinking Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

NAHS senior takes part in Girl Scouts event

Katelyn Graver, a Northampton Area High School senior and an Ambassador Girl Scout with Troop 6637, Neffs, recently participated, along with other Girl Scouts from the eastern Pennsylvania region, in a World Thinking Day event at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

The day is a way to introduce Girl Scouts to significant women in history who helped change the world view of women.

Teachers, board approve contract 5-year agreement includes average 2.9% salary increase

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new teachers contract has been approved in Northampton Area School District that provides for an average 2.9-percent pay hike over the life of the five-year contract.

NASD Board of Education members voted 8-0, with one school director absent, at its Feb. 25 meeting to approve the contract. There was no discussion by board members before or after the vote. The vote on the contract was a last-minute addition to the agenda.

Northampton Area Educators Association voted to approve the new contract earlier in the day Feb. 25.