Northampton Borough Council approved a new company for handling the disposal of dewatered sewer sludge from its sewer treatment plant.
Bids for a new three-year contract were opened at the April 5 borough council meeting. The contract with the current provider, Waste Management, expires April 30.
The low bidder for removing 3,000 tons of sludge is LMR Disposal of Alpha, N.J. Waste Management bid $316,940, and Solid Waste Services (J.P. Mascaro) bid $322,435.
Imagine choosing to add more joy to one’s life each day.
That is the vision of Nancy Werteen, a resident of the Parkland School District, and Kim Howie, of Center Valley, authors of the book “The Power of a Pivot.”
In their book, Werteen and Howie offer tools and tips for a better understanding of the path to true happiness.
They are also co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, an organization that helps women connect and commit to their passions and shared wisdom. Readers of The Wisdom Coalition’s monthly newsletter suggested the two share their knowledge through a book.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
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. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
On April 13, Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held a banquet to honor distinguished Northampton High School alumni at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville. Claudia Shulman, a member of the board of directors, was the emcee for the event.
“The [foundation] was founded in 2009 to raise funds to promote and enhance the education experience by providing extended learning opportunities,” she said.
With May approaching, the construction of the new state-of-the-art Coplay-Northampton Bridge will enter its second year.
A bumpy start in 2017 had the project, anticipated to begin last April, delayed for several weeks. Rick Molchany, director of general services and Lehigh County’s point man for major projects such as the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, was optimistic that the project is back on track and moving forward.
U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.
“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.
Northampton Borough Council members differ on the necessity of imposing a new rental property ordinance.
Councilman Robert McHale had provided the current draft of the ordinance to council members for review at the March 15 council meeting, with discussion of the draft on the April 5 council meeting agenda.
At the meeting, Councilwoman Julia Kutzler offered an impassioned plea for the passage of the ordinance, in support of the low-income families who reside in rental units.
For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.
Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling her story and sharing all of their artwork.
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.
The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.