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Moore Democrats hold Oct. 11 meet-the-candidates event

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Vicky Woodard, chair of the Moore Township Democratic Association, was all smiles Oct. 11 as she introduced four candidates up for election Nov. 6.

It was a full house at the Blue Mountain Woodworking Inc. banquet hall when candidates Susan Wild, 7th U.S. Congressional District; Tarah Probst, Pennsylvania State Senate 40th District; Dean Donaher, Pennsylvania State House 138th District; and Jason Ruff, Pennsylvania State House 183rd District, were introduced.

Each candidate presented for 15 minutes and then took questions.

Spuds and Suds festival a hit

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

The third annual Spuds and Suds festival was held Aug. 25 in Bath Borough.

The event begins around 4 p.m., making it a friendly tornado-like festival. Last call at the beer hall was 6 p.m.

The festival honors the importance of the potato farm industry in Bath and the surrounding area.

Intermingled with the spuds is the recognition of the craft beer industry. Last year, Weyerbacher Brewery developed a craft beer named Bath Beer specifically for the festival.

Crazy Heart, Forty Grand and the Sunshine Symphony provided energized musical entertainment for attendees.

Borough fire department presents capital improvement plan

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Chief proposes council adopt one-mill tax to fund improvements to station, equipment

Northampton Fire Department presented its capital improvement plan to Northampton Borough Council Oct. 17. The plan calls for a more rapid replacement of aging vehicles and equipment and improvements and maintenance for the 4 Lerchenmiller Drive fire station, which will allow the station to be more compatible with modern firefighting needs.

Leaders address state of counties

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, along with state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and Michael Dee, chief of staff for state Rep. Jeanne McNeil, D-133rd, gathered at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, Sept. 12 to present their thoughts on the state of the counties to Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

McClure emphasized the crossroads he sees in the future.

“In the next decade, we need to decide if we are going to be the home of fulfillment centers or if we can balance economic development and land protection,” he said.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Last week’s story on the Oct. 4 Northampton Borough Council meeting contained errors about a fire department presentation that was held Sept. 24 during a meeting of the fire committee.

Incorrect information was provided to the council members, meeting attendees and the media, according to Councilwoman Judy Kutzler.

Kutzler attended the Sept. 24 meeting, during which time borough Fire Chief Keith Knoblach showed a PowerPoint presentation on a 20-year capital improvement plan for the fire department. Kutzler said Knoblach’s presentation was “thorough and professional.”

NAHS graduate earns Eagle rank

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Project benefited U.S. troops

Christian G. Stezelberger, son of Jayne and Gerard Stezelberger of Washington Township, will receive his Eagle Scout badge, the highest award attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, at a special Eagle Court of Honor Oct. 21 at Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy.

Stezelberger began Scouting in the second grade as a Wolf Cub with Pack 242, sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church, Lehigh Township. He earned the Cub Scout ranks, including the highest award available, the Arrow of Light. While in fifth grade, he bridged over to Troop 242 as a Boy Scout.

State police receive positive reports in Bath Borough

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

During Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito’s report to Bath Borough Council Oct. 1, she relayed positive resident reports about the police services provided by Pennsylvania State Police.

Reginelli-Mirabito said the troopers have also expressed positive statements about their work in Bath.

“I am very happy, very happy with the state police. They have been great,” said Bradley Flynn, borough manager, before the start of the meeting.