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District attorney pushes for town watch creation

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Morganelli suggests community meeting be held to continue discussion

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli pitched the idea for the creation of a town watch or crime watch organization during the Sept. 20 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

He noted that the communities in Northampton County have strong bonds with their residents.

“The county and state should not tell you how to run the borough,” Morganelli said.

It is his longtime approach that the local people elected to office better understand the needs of their community.

Amazing ambassador

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Northampton resident wins state pageants, earns role as queen of Jack Frost Parade

Back in 2016, Kelsey Anthony’s caseworker told her and her mom, Cheryl, about the Miss Amazing competition in Pennsylvania. When Kelsey and Cheryl decided it would be a good fit for her, Kelsey competed in the event and won the Miss Amazing Pennsylvania Teen Queen competition.

Kelsey, a 20-year-old from Northampton, has a special knack for competing because not only did she win that year, she also won the 2017 and 2018 competitions in the same category. The competitions have been held at locations in Bethlehem and Easton.

Troop M officers enjoy coffee with Bath community members

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

The Sept. 26 Coffee with the Cops event was a hit in Bath. It was well attended by both residents and elected officials. Several Pennsylvania State Police troopers and lieutenants from Troop M, Bethlehem, were present to field questions from residents.

Trooper Mark Allen, the Pennsylvania State Police community services officer, said he was delighted to learn Bath officials are exploring the development of a town watch group.

E. Allen responds to plan for road grading

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Supervisors continue discussion on relocation of Seemsville Road

East Allen Township has returned a six-page response to a grading plan proposed by Allen Township for relocating Seemsville Road. Township Engineer James Milot reported the details at the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 10.

“By definition, Allen Township does not need to go through a land development plan, but we are going to review the details as if this were a land development,” Solicitor Joseph Piperato said.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Northampton council seeks grant for borough pool upgrades

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

A grant application seeking funding for upgrades to the Northampton Borough Municipal Pool has been submitted to the state for consideration.

At the Oct. 4 council meeting, borough Manager LeRoy Brobst reported the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Development application for upgrades to the Laubach Avenue pool was filed Sept. 27, three days ahead of schedule.

“This application is seeking a grant of $445,000 to be distributed from the Monroe County casino funds,” Brobst said.

Lehigh costs detailed at Act 34 hearing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

District expected to pay $2.5 million annually for 20 years for new school

Financing of the proposed Lehigh Elementary School is expected to cost Northampton Area School District approximately $2.5 million annually for 20 years.

Financial details of the elementary school project were part of a 55-minute Act 34 public hearing, held Oct. 8 in the cafeteria of Northampton Area High School.

One district resident, a Lehigh Township official, spoke at the hearing.

Change on Main opens doors in borough

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

New center in Northampton offers safe space for those recovering from addiction

Northampton County’s newest recovery center opened Aug. 24. Change on Main, 1830 Main St., Northampton, seeks to offer a safe and pressure-free environment for those in recovery to find their own community and avoid external stressors.

“Here at Change on Main, that’s what we’re going to offer — hope and love. That’s the foundation of what people in recovery need,” said Brian Sabo, the center’s program director.