Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Museum to open doors May 13

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

NASD, university students toured in April

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.

It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.

Allen supervisors discuss state’s truck traffic bill

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

New legislation is interpreted to remove all restrictions on Pa. roadways

With the area’s concern about truck traffic, Allen Township resident Rick Novak asked supervisors for clarification on a recent state bill at the board meeting April 24. Chairman Larry Oberly gave the latest interpretation.

“The bill will probably pass because there is virtually no opposition,” he said.

Two projects in East Allen get supervisors’ review

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Attorney requests rezoning for property currently used for mini-golf

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting April 26, two road projects, Debra Court and Monocacy Drive, were reviewed.

During previous meetings, the Monocacy Drive project was determined to need a complete rebuild. There are not enough funds for a complete project in 2018, so the task is divided into two phases.

“We need to get the stormwater systems in on the lower half of the road first,” township Engineer James Milot said.

Borough woman turning 100

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Catherine Marie (Bender) Troxell has made her mark at Sacred Heart Assisted Living by the Creek, Northampton. She turns 100 tomorrow, April 27.

Staff and those around her say her smile is infectious.

Kitty, as she is known to family and friends, hasn’t spent any time over the decades thinking about if she would reach the century mark. She has been too busy raising a family, sewing, knitting, taking photos and collecting stamps and coins.

“I never thought I would reach 100,” Kitty said in a soft voice.

Council delays vote on rental ordinance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Proposed legislation wording still being finalized; hearing is set for May 2

The expected vote on the proposed legislation governing residential rental units in Northampton did not occur during the April 19 meeting of council. The hearing and vote will now be on the agenda for the May 2 meeting.

The May 2 date strays from the traditional Thursday meeting. A hearing will begin 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting remains 7:30 p.m.

Redner’s gets council backing for beer, wine sales

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

State board to review request to transfer license from Easton business

At its April 19 meeting, Northampton Borough Council approved a resolution granting the request of Redner’s Warehouse Markets, 101 Held Drive, to sell beer and wine.

The resolution will now go to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for review and action.

Jason Hoff, vice president and general counsel for Redner’s Warehouse Markets Inc., informed council there will be a major upgrade of the market to house the cafe in the area where the produce is currently located.

March weather keeps Moore Twp. fire, police, road crew busy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the April 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company reported there were 16 fires in the township during March. With the snowy, windy weather, the department had 171 calls in 30 days. Along with fires, calls included numerous wires and trees down throughout the township.

Moore Township Police Chief Gary West reported numerous police calls and incidents throughout March. They resulted in four arrests — one for theft, two for possession of controlled substances and one for a dog law violation.