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Work on maintenance building discussed

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors was asked what was happening with the maintenance building project at a previous meeting. Supervisor Darryl Snover said the process goes slowly because they are caring for the budgetary impact. There is no final cost, but there is $725,000 in a building fund. Snover said they would like to complete the project fully funded.

New plans for Lyric Commons

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Potential tenants already showing interest

Lyric Commons, an iconic commercial building on Main Street in Northampton’s uptown business district, has been sold for $300,000. The new owner envisions restoring the structure to encourage revitalization in the once-thriving business area.

Dominic Cullen, trading as The Lyric Commons LLC, purchased the property at 2015 Main St. from Carol Simcoe, who has been active in borough civic affairs for years and chaired the borough’s centennial committee.

Proposed Allen budget holds line on taxes again

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Allen Township Board of Supervisors introduced the proposed $2.1 million budget for 2018 at its Nov. 9 meeting. This would mark the 13th consecutive year that real estate taxes were not increased. While some changes to the proposed budget may occur before the spending plan is adopted in December, the property tax will be retained at five mills.

The budget notes $1.9 million in revenue and $2.1 million in expenditures, along with a sound starting balance.

VFW program honors Wassyl Hewko

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Guest speaker Zach Mako thanks veterans for their service

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosted a compelling program Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day at the Main Street and Laubach Avenue post.

A highlight of the evening was when Wassyl Hewko, 94, entered the room via a wheelchair and approached the white cloth-covered POW/MIA table to light a candle. The large audience present gave Hewko a standing ovation, breaking the silence in the room.

Hewko, a U.S. Navy sailor, was one of five brothers who served in World War II. Brothers Alex, Navy; Ben, Navy; John, Navy, and Pete, Marines, are deceased.

Election results

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The unofficial results of the municipal election Nov. 7, per Northampton County Voter Registration as of Nov. 15, follow. The winners’ names appear in bold.

Northampton County executive

Lamont G. McClure (D), 22,477 votes

John Brown (R), 19,278 votes

Northampton County Council

Ronald R. Heckman (D), 21,710 votes

Tara M. Zrinkski (D), 21,623 votes

Lori Vargo Heffner (D), 21,074 votes

William McGee (D), 20,896 votes

Peter Melan (D), 20,335 votes

Peg Ferraro (R), 20,638 votes

Hayden Phillips (R), 18,414 votes

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 9

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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

MONDAY 13

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 14

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Architect for new school is hired

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lehigh Elementary project goes to same firm that completed NAMS

Adding new curriculum and building a new school are two projects moving forward in Northampton Area School District.

The NASD Board of Education voted 9-0, on the recommendation of the administration, to approve an agreement with KCBA Architects, Hatfield, as reviewed by district Solicitor Atty. C. Steven Miller, to provide architectural services to NASD for the new Lehigh Elementary School grades K-5 project.