Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. and Gene Kutzler are the recipients of Northampton Borough’s Golden Cement Bag Award for their commitment and service to the community. The honorees were awarded their plaques at the borough’s annual dinner, held Dec. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.
More than 150 borough employees, staff and guests attended the program. The Golden Cement Bag Award was begun years ago to recognize individuals for their service to the community. Jack Harhart, the 2017 recipient, was present at the event.
Northampton County Council has unanimously approved Executive Lamont McClure’s $455 million spending plan for next year. It holds the line on taxes, keeping the tax rate at 11.8 mills. There has been no increase in county taxes since 2015, when a half-mill tax hike was approved by a previous council under former Executive John Brown.
During the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Dec. 13, township Engineer James Milot reported the single-lane bridge on Valley View Road is scheduled for replacement.
The bridge is part of a unique T-style intersection where a portion of the road rises up a steep hill. The existing traffic pattern is a continuous flow of traffic up the hill. Milot explained there are other options, including a three-way stop and a traditional T-intersection. Supervisors elected to keep the existing traffic pattern.
At East Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting Dec. 13, developers provided a glimpse of a proposed residential development, Sunny Slope Crossings. The meeting was designed to gauge reaction to anticipated waivers contemplated for residential development on open land at Dogwood Road and Hanover Street.
David Jaindl’s team presented a detailed plan to East Allen Township Board of Supervisors Dec. 12 for relocating Seemsville Road to accommodate new warehousing operations.
The controversial development has a group of small warehouses located near Seemsville Road. Early on in the project, it was determined Seemsville Road would need to be relocated in order to accommodate the increased traffic and allow improved access to Route 329. The new Seemsville Road will be on property owned by Northampton Area School District but located in East Allen Township.
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.
On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.
According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.
When Mark Reccek was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began his treatment in the oncology department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The Marine was a fighter and wrote regularly for The Press newspapers.
While he was undergoing treatment, he was being cared for by his sister, Donna Kukor, of Bath. During his stints in the hospital, Reccek continued to write columns on the experiences he had during his treatment.