Northampton Press

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East Allen supervisors hear request for purchase of tree farm

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During their May 24 meeting, East Allen Township supervisors were asked to review a request from Frank Evans of Skoda Contracting to purchase a tree farm at 6699 Locust Road.

Skoda Contracting has a contract with UGI to replace gas lines, but the company does not have a place to store equipment. Evans is an amateur arborist and, according to his request, he would live on the property and carve out a couple of acres to park his company’s equipment. The township zoning officer told Evans to appear before the board.

Newhard Pharmacy marks partnership with St. Luke’s

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Newhard Pharmacy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house May 19 to introduce the new chapter in its iconic legacy — a partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network to provide walk-in laboratory services, blood work and cholesterol checks.

This venture marks the first time St. Luke’s Health Network has offered its laboratory services via an independent local business.

NASD budget vote is on June 11 agenda

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2-percent proposed tax hike keeps baking elective, adds Spanish teacher

It’s been a long six months on the road to the Northampton Area School District’s 2018-19 final budget. The budget was first introduced Jan. 10. It was the middle of winter. The Jan. 8 school board meeting was postponed because of a snow/ice storm.

The first day of summer, June 21, is now approaching — and so is the deadline, June 30, for district budget approval.

The final budget is expected to be on the agenda for an up-or-down vote at the board of education meeting, to be held 6:30 p.m. June 11, in the NASD Administration Building, 2014 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

‘This is a significant moment’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

NAHS holds 117th commencement

Graduates of Northampton Area High School’s Class of 2018 paraded into Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, June 2 to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the well-acclaimed high school orchestra under the direction of Ryan Mertz.

Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kovalchik delivered opening remarks and welcomed the graduates, as well as the attending members of the Class of 1968. This ceremonial tie to past graduates reiterates a theme echoed through all the speeches — as a graduate, you are always a Konkrete Kid.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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.


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.


Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. congressman to be political commentator

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

Here’s where to get your Northampton Press

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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•Newhard Pharmacy- 1001 Main St., Northampton

•Millers Hardware- 311 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton

•Square One #109- 468 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton

•Atlas Hotel- 366 E. 10th St., Northampton

•Hampton Lanes- 326 Main St., Northampton

•Exxon On The Run- 2428 Main St., Northampton

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Lehigh supervisors, residents discuss Northwoods extension

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the April 24 meeting of Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, Northwoods developers requested a plan extension until July 31. The vote waited until public comments from people in the audience living in the area of Butternut Drive were heard.

Ruth Heffelfinger said they were getting letters from Lehigh Valley Planning Commission that did not address concerns about runoff.

The plan is 14 years old.

Bath market is open for business

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Bath Farmers Market opened May 18 with a couple of new stands and return of perennial favorites.

Mark Haggerty, with his collection of kettle corn and specialty nuts, has been with the farmers market since it started.

“I’ve been successful at this spot, and we get a pretty good turnout,” he said.

His main store is the Popcorn Pit in Allentown.

Covered Bridge Farm is another longtime supporter of the market.

“We are still early in the season, but we expect cucumbers in a couple of weeks,” Kelly Hower said.