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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Farmers market kicks off 10th season in Bath

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On May 19, Sarah Fulton opened the 10th season for Bath Farmers Market, Green Street and Route 329.

“We have a couple of exciting new vendors this year. We have Cool Treats, an ice cream vendor, and Atomic Hogs is here with a smoker,” she said. “Plus, we have farmers who returned from last year. It’s a great place to buy local and support our community.”

Relaxed licensing laws allow Weyerbacher Brewing to set up shop.

“You can come down every Friday until Sept. 29. Grab some barbecue, a beer and have dessert,” Fulton said.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 8

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 12

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.

TUESDAY 13

East Allen supervisors approve medical marijuana ordinance

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At their May 25 meeting, East Allen Township supervisors unanimously passed the medical marijuana ordinance.

“This is against my personal morals,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

As he explained, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed by the state, and the township does not have an option on approving or disapproving its use. The ordinance was implemented to control where medical marijuana can be dispensed.

“If we don’t put restrictions on it, then anyone can open a dispensary in the basement of their house,” Unangst said.

Class of ’17

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

NAHS graduates are urged to live life with passion

Northampton Area High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017 June 3 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem.

Principal Robert Steckel Jr. gave the opening remarks, urging the new graduates to go forward and accomplish much in their chosen endeavors.

Steckel welcomed the Class of 2017 into Northampton Area High School alumni, a unique group that extends back 116 years.

Guests of honor included alumni from the Class of 1967, celebrating their 50th reunion this year.

Morning blaze damages trailers at East Allen freight terminal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Firefighters and emergency vehicles from across the Lehigh Valley responded this morning to a fire at the Consolidated Freight terminal in East Allen Township.

Although initial reports speculated fireworks were on the truck that was ablaze, it was later confirmed the truck contained butane lighters.

The fire burned for nearly three hours before it was extinguished.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 1

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

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

MONDAY 5

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

TUESDAY 6

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

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

Lehigh supervisors discuss timing of maintenance building

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Township supervisors are protecting taxpayer money by taking time with the maintenance building, Supervisor Darryl Snover said at the May 9 meeting.

“All big buildings need a long time. It’s taxpayer money if we rush and do something wrong,” he said.

Turkey Hill at Cherryville has a highway occupancy permit, and now a final plan is needed. There are two driveways on Route 248 and one on Blue Mountain Drive that can be worked on as part of phase 1.

Sommer Fest set for June 3 at Tri-Boro

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

On June 3, Lehigh Valley Community Benefit will be holding its second annual Sommer Fest bike ride and benefit. The event, rain or shine, will honor the life and memory of Joe Sommer Jr., who was tragically murdered in a senseless act of violence last year.

Lehigh Valley Community Benefit has been supporting Lehigh Valley families affected by tragedies since 2010. The group also donates to first responders, veterans organizations, animal shelters and other nonprofit charities — with a focus on “paying it forward.”