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School board hears Jaindl development presentation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Plan would relocate road, could increase tax revenue

The development is in the details.

David Jaindl, president and owner of Jaindl Land Company and representative of the Jaindl-Watson commercial development proposed at Route 329 and Seemsville Road in Allen Township, presented details of the project at the Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting Feb. 12.

Celebrating a century

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Northampton resident recalls memories of life in Valley

On Feb. 6, Pauline (Pidstawski) Takacs took a breather from her stay at the Renaissance Assisted Living facility in Northampton to celebrate her 100th birthday, surrounded by family and friends.

Takacs is a lifelong resident of Northampton and the oldest resident at the assisted living center, 1001 Washington Ave. Her parents, Harry and Anna Pidstawski, emigrated from the Ukraine in 1911. Pauline is one of seven children.

Lehigh Township board discusses payment for tax bill prep

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

At the Jan. 9 meeting of Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, members continued a discussion on compensation for stuffing and mailing tax bills.

Secretary Alice Rehrig said the tax bills had to have been mailed by Feb. 1. Tax Collector Mary Louise Trexler has requested $1 per bill for stuffing the per capita tax bill. Berkheimer prints the bills, the tax collector stuffs the envelopes and the mailing is on school district equipment. In 1999, a resolution was passed that it is the tax collector’s job to collect the per capita and occupational taxes.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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

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


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

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


Public works staff praised

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Borough Councilman Robert McHale complimented the public works department for the challenging work done during the wintry January weather, which had included snow, sleet, freezing rain, high winds and subfreezing temperatures, during the council’s Jan. 18 meeting. He said the lighted holiday street ornaments were still in place in the borough because workers’ attentions have been on keeping streets open and safe during the winter weather events.

Willow Brook project gets final approval

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Construction for new housing development expected to begin in spring

Construction at the Willow Brook Farm property in Northampton is expected to begin in the spring. Northampton Borough Council voted to give final approval to the portion of the plan located in the borough, with six conditions attached.

Recommendations for the conditions were suggested by the borough planning commission and by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian.

The planning commission had granted conditional final approval at its Jan. 10 meeting.

Allen, Lehigh are approved for gaming fund grants

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mako, Scavello announce funding for new salt shed, heavy rescue vehicle

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th, have announced that more than $660,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Agency for Allen and Lehigh townships.

LSA grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties.