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Bath festival is a success

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Firefighters thankful for Community Days sponsors, volunteers

Bath Borough is celebrating another successful Community Days event.

This year’s fair, held June 12-15 at Ciff Cowling Field, included games, carnival rides, face painting, live entertainment, food and beverages for both kids and adults.

Thirty-five sponsors stepped up this year to help defray costs. Platinum sponsors included Bath American Legion Eckley E. Patch Post 470, Reichel Funeral Home and Valley Farm Market.

Officials gather for borough meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

MECAB representative talks about grant applications

A large number of elected borough officials filled Bath Borough Hall council chambers May 29, including Bath Borough Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito and council members, for a meeting of the Mid Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs (MECAB). The latest in state programs and legislation was the topic.

E. Allen challenged by Rockefeller

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Developer claims property will hold distribution center, not warehouse

At East Allen Township’s meeting June 12, Supervisor Mark Schwartz announced Rock-Lehigh Valley had filed a zoning lawsuit June 7 against the township over property on Willowbrook Road.

The township held a series of meetings over several months to allow residents to voice their opinions on a proposed warehouse along Willowbrook and Weaversville roads. The property is owned by the airport and is zoned agricultural use.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.


Former Bath borough hall sold

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the June 3 Bath Borough Council meeting, it was announced Thomas Kishbaugh entered into an agreement of sale to purchase the former municipal building for $403,000. The bid was accepted, and settlement needs completion within 60 days.

“This is huge. We are excited about the sale,” borough Manager Bradley Flynn said.

Kishbaugh reportedly plans to develop the building by constructing apartments in the former borough hall, which once was a school. Borough officials said they are delighted the building will return to the tax roles.

2019 primary election results

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following is a list of winning candidates in the primary election.

The names of the winners are bolded.

If a write-in candidate was the sole winner in a race, the race will not be mentioned here. The Northampton County Election summary report does not list the names of write-in candidates. They are listed only as “write-in.”


• Supervisor, six-year term

Dale N. Hassler, Democrat, 179 votes

Write-in, Democrat, 1 vote


• Council

Barry Fenstermaker, Republican, 62 votes

Variance request for VFW building on board’s agenda

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St., is on the June 13 Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board agenda.

Post 4714 Commander Larry Schlittler confirmed it has a pending agreement of sale with Abra Development, but the sale is contingent on Abra receiving approval from the zoning board.

Schlittler emphasized the VFW remains as the building’s owner.

“We will not sell the building to the developer if it does not get the zoning board’s approval,” he said.