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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Residents invited to ring bells May 3

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Pennsylvania State Mayors Association has declared May 3 as Bells Across Pennsylvania Day.

Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, Bath Borough mayor and a member of PSMA, said, “I will be declaring this on behalf of our borough.”

All Pennsylvanians and churches are asked to ring bells for three minutes, one minute each for three purposes, starting 7 p.m.

Wolf targeting May 8 for start of Pa. reopening

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Phased approach focuses on citizens’ safety, scientific data

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented a detailed plan April 22 for reopening the commonwealth — with a targeted May 8 start.

The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow and green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Virus-related deaths in state pass 1,700

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported, as of April 28, a total of 43,264 positive COVID-19 cases, 165,824 negative cases and 1,716 virus-related deaths in the state.

In Northampton County, a total of 1,970 positive cases, 5,957 negative cases and 55 deaths have been reported.

In Lehigh County, a total of 2,685 positive cases, 6,883 negative cases and 64 deaths have been reported.

Construction can resume May 1

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Strict guidelines in place to mitigate COVID-19 spread

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 24 that construction projects in the state will be allowed to resume May 1, one week earlier than his administration had previously announced.

The governor’s announcement came with strict guidelines on how construction work can be conducted safely to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.

Voting by mail now available

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

For the first time in 80 years, Pennsylvania has made significant changes to the elections code. On Jan. 10, the Pennsylvania Department of State issued its guidance to all counties.

Previously, in order to vote, you had to be registered at least 30 days before the election. That deadline is now 15 days before the election.

Election Day is now June 2, so the registration deadline is May 18.

You can register at the county elections office, with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or online at

Chamber plans Gift Card Grab

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

May 3-9 event is Restaurant Week alternative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affiliated Chambers of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is unable to host Restaurant Weeks around the area.

In an effort to support the small businesses and restaurants in the area, the GLVCC is implementing a Gift Card Grab Week May 3-9.

The Chamber is asking businesses to come up with a gift card deal to offer consumers. For example, pay $25, get a $30 gift card or pay $50 and get a $60 gift card. Once their offer is identified, each business will share how the deal can be purchased (online or call in).


Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)


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

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.


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

Care for pets during COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

As a pet owner, I have wondered about any risks to my cat Moxie getting the coronavirus from me, or vice versa. I was relieved to find some of the answers on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website.

To begin with, the site said nonporous surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs, transmit viruses better than porous materials, such as pet fur. That’s because porous, especially fibrous, materials absorb and traps the virus. That makes it harder to contract by simply touching.

‘The basement with no name’

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

Lehigh Valley deejay entertains with Facebook Live parties

The weekend is notoriously put on reserve for rest and relaxation. We’d seek solitude in the mornings and rage in the evenings to grasp a glimpse of what life is all about.

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our streets, the community has begun innovating new ways to maintain connectedness while remaining safe at home.

Lehigh Valley deejay Freddie Frederick Jr. keeps the crowd fed by broadcasting jams on Facebook Live from his basement. Frederick, who is the successor of Lehigh Valley legend Frantic Freddie, has been mixing sets for more than 35 years.