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Bath council appoints Baksa as new tax collector

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Mayor provides details on upcoming neighborhood watch meeting

At its Feb. 3 meeting, Bath Borough Council picked a new tax collector. Lauren Baksa was tapped to fill the role unexpectedly vacated by Tina Saginario.

Saginario was appointed about two years ago after a previous resignation. She was elected to the position of tax collector in the 2019 election. No reason was provided for the resignation.

The position’s salary is around $4,500.

E. Allen board approves plan for Longevity Coatings growth

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The owner and founder of Longevity Coatings, Mark Purington, came to East Allen Township last year with a request to expand his commercial facility at 6047 Adams Lane. Two issues arose.

The first was that the expansion would increase impervious coverage beyond the limits of the zoning ordinance. The second regarded an alternate location for the septic system, following new Department of Environmental Protection regulations.

NAHS team brings home trophy

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

High School Ethics Bowl winners earn cash prize, scholarships to DeSales

A team of Northampton Area High School students won the High School Ethics Bowl at DeSales University two years in a row, receiving a total of $100,000 in DeSales University scholarships and $5,000 in cash.

The students also received an impressive trophy, which they displayed at the Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting Feb. 10.

Four of the five NAHS team members — juniors Ashley DiOdoardo and Kyla Kospiah and seniors Cassandra Borzillo and Sophia Passarella — were honored by the school board. Suhas Yalamarti, a senior, was unable to attend.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Herman R. Holderman

Mr. Herman Holderman was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kids wrestling team. Upon graduation, he worked for Allentown Sanitation.

His cement career at Lafarge started in 1995.

He recalls, “I started on the tire dock, later worked on the labor gang, then moved to the maintenance department.”

Dave Tomasic, his former supervisor, was highly respected at the plant and shared his lifetime experiences with Herman.

Organizers cancel Paw Prints

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

At the Feb. 6 Northampton Borough Council meeting, members received some bad news — Paw Prints on the Canal will no longer be held.

The event has been a mainstay in the borough for more than a decade.

Councilman Robert McHale reported he has been advised that Tom and Julie Glick, founders of the program, have said the event has been canceled. There was no further explanation or comment regarding the decision to no longer hold the event.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst confirmed his office also was told Paw Prints on the Canal is being canceled.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News



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


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough 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.


Logistics center definition still the issue

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hearing held for Rock Lehigh Valley appeal of East Allen zoning decision

Allen Township Fire Company was the venue for a Jan. 27 legal hearing by Rock Lehigh Valley, a subsidiary of the Rockefeller Group, in its appeal of a zoning decision for East Allen Township property zoned agricultural near the FedEx Ground warehouse.

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors rejected an application for a warehouse in 2018 after an extensive public hearing. The warehouse would require the township to change zoning on a parcel that borders Weaversville Road.