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Candidates forum is May 2

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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THURSDAY 26

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

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TUESDAY 1

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 2

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Principals are hired

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Directors approve Shafnisky, Herr; board majority supports tax hike of 2.88 percent

The Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously April 23 to appoint Luke Shafnisky, current principal of William Allen High School, as the new principal of Northampton Area High School and to appoint Cassandra Herr as principal of Lehigh Elementary School.

Meanwhile, if a vote on the Northampton Area School District 2018-19 budget was held this week, the administration’s proposed increase of 2.88 percent would be approved narrowly.

Congressman Charlie Dent feted at Lehigh Country Club event

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After answering questions posed by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tony Ianelli during a live taping of the weekly half-hour “Business Matters” television program, retiring U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was feted at an informal thank-you reception March 28 at Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The show aired April 2 on WFMZ Lehigh Valley television channel 69.

Variance for warehouse height is upheld

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Judge rules in favor of East Allen Twp. Zoning Hearing Board decision

At East Allen Township’s meeting April 11, Solicitor Joseph Piperato announced that the local judge has ruled against the township in its effort to force compliance with an existing zoning regulation.

For the approved warehouse at the corner of Airport Road and Route 329, the developer argued before the zoning hearing board that the generally accepted height for modern warehouse operations is 48 feet. The zoning hearing board agreed with the developer and issued a variance.

Borough man runs in Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Caleb Oliver, of Northampton, has undergone quite a transformation — going from morbidly obese on Halloween in 2016 to running in the Boston Marathon April 16.

Oliver weighed in at 377 pounds that Halloween before undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery with Maher El Chaar, M.D., the co-medical director of bariatric surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Heading into the 2018 Boston Marathon, Oliver, 38, is now carrying between 236 and 241 pounds on his 6-foot frame.