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Monday, October 23, 2017

Best-ever first day

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Kindergarten class is added at Moore

When it came to opening day for the 2017-18 school year in Northampton Area School District, Stephanie Chlebove hit the ground running.

“I got the call Thursday around 3 o’clock that I could come in Friday and set up for Monday,” Chlebove told a reporter for The Press after the Aug. 28 NASD Board of Education meeting when her hiring as a kindergarten teacher at Moore Elementary School was confirmed.

Allen approves transfer of liquor license

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Willowbrook project moves clubhouse from N. Catasauqua to township

The proposed move of the Willow Brook Golf Course clubhouse from North Catasauqua into Allen Township territory required the approval of a liquor license transfer by the township’s board of supervisors.

After a public hearing — requested by The Fuller Family Trust, owners of the golf course and clubhouse land — township supervisors Aug. 22 unanimously granted the request with five votes. There was no opposition to the request when supervisors Chairman Larry Oberly asked those in the audience if they had any comment regarding the transfer of the liquor license.

Audio version of drivers manual available

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Two parents, with the help of state Sen. Patrick M. Browne, R-16th, and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), have successfully achieved a victory for teens with dyslexia. PennDOT has released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual.

By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into account their learning issues.

Audience says ‘no’ to warehouse proposal

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Twp. developer addresses concerns of increased truck traffic

The oft-delayed, continued and rescheduled hearing for warehouses proposed along Weaversville Road by the Rockefeller Group took place Aug. 16 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

A little over 100 people attended, none of whom offered support for the project. In fact, one resident asked for a voice opinion on the project and got an overwhelming “no.”

Slatington man remembered at trout hatchery

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.

The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.

His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group of which Herzog was a member.

The sun, the moon and a solar eclipse

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time-travels to sixth-century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.