Some families downwind from a privately owned Northampton recycling operation have had their outdoor activities, barbecues and family gatherings affected by a stench wafting through their neighborhoods, especially in stretches when the heat and humidity have lingered for days.
Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst acknowledged Aug. 17 that the borough has received complaints from residents regarding odors allegedly emanating from CAP Glass, a division of Carry All Products, located in the borough’s industrial-zoned area. The company occupies a sizable area on Smith Lane near Horwith Drive.
For 35 years, communities across the United States have been partnering up with their neighborhood law enforcement for a once-a-year community-building event. Known as National Night Out, this gathering works toward building strong relationships between law enforcement personnel and the residents of the areas they serve.
The Lehigh Township Police Department participated in its second National Night Out Aug. 7 at Berlinsville Park, and officers were again impressed by the community turnout.
It’s that bittersweet time of year when many parents see their college-bound children leave home for the first time. That includes Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein and his wife, Christi. Their daughter left for Penn State Aug. 17.
Before that happened, the family awoke to a Morning Call story placing Nothstein at the center of a supposed sexual misconduct investigation.
“It was a tough day to send my daughter to school,” Nothstein would say later that day as he took his case to the public.
Northampton Area School District, as with most public school districts in the Lehigh Valley and across the United States, has not been immune to threats of school violence.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Moore Township Planning Commission meets 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.
The Aug. 20 meeting of the Allen Township Planning Commission had a review of the Jaindl warehouse plan on the agenda, highlighted as the JW Development Partners revised submission to the Aug. 6 development plan. According to Chairman Eugene Clater, however, the applicant asked that the plan be pulled from the agenda.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Bath 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.
Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
With the opening of the 2018-19 school year in Northampton Area School District less than two weeks away, the hiring of teachers, teaching assistants and staff is in full swing.
And the community education program is expected to be in effect with the hiring of a new coordinator.
While the NASD school year doesn’t officially begin until Aug. 27 when students return to classes, some students are already busy on campus.
Northampton Area High School Big ‘N’ Band camp began Aug. 6. Northampton Area Middle School band camp began Aug. 13.
Moore Township Board of Supervisors, at its Aug. 7 meeting, promoted part-time Police Officer John Micklich to full-time status.
Secretary/Treasurer/Supervisor Richard Gable informed the board that overtime in the police department is too high.
“It is in our best interest to do this,” Gable said.
The board voted unanimously to appoint Micklich to full time.
The police department was founded in 1952 when residents expressed a desire for a township force. Officers patrol the 38 square miles of the township around the clock 365 days a year.