Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bath rescue group will hold valentine dinner, dance Feb. 10

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Pibbles Paws Safe Haven is planning its biggest event of the year — the Pit-A-Ful Valentine’s Day dance. The event will be held Feb. 10 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. This will be the second year for the event.

The rescue has planned a full day of fun and events for the community to help raise awareness and funds for the homeless dogs it takes in from local shelters, police departments and owner surrenders.

E. Allen adjusts manager’s job description

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Applications for position expected to be available by Feb. 14 meeting

At its meeting Jan. 25, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors made a few adjustments to the job description for a township manager and then authorized advertising the position. The goal is to have applications available in time for the Feb. 14 meeting.

“It’s going to be a long meeting on a day when I should be home with my wife,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

As for the changes, the board wants to see a demarcation on the township manager’s role in projects. The goal is to define when a township manager needs to turn over coordination of a project.

Taking the field

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Former Allen Twp. family has adopted pooch playing in Puppy Bowl

When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.

Tom and Stephanie Falzone, formerly of Allen Township, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.

The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.

Many variables could impact NASD 2018-19 budget

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

While Northampton Area School District taxpayers may be circling the wagons in the face of a possible tax hike for the 2018-19 school year, the calvary may be headed to the rescue. Or more to the point, FedEx Ground and other commercial projects may be headed to the rescue with increased tax revenue.

NASD Board of Education has approved the preliminary budget for 2018-19 with a general fund of $107,532,563, athletic fund of $219,125 and food service fund of $2,446,795.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 1

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

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

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 township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

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

Planners approve Willow Brook project

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Groundbreaking for new housing development is delayed until spring

Representatives from the Willow Brook Farm Trust received conditional approval from the Northampton Borough Planning Commission for development plans that will span Northampton and North Catasauqua boroughs and Allen Township.

The planning commission’s approval comes a month after Northampton Borough Council offered unanimous support at its Dec. 7, 2017, meeting. Northampton is the first of the three communities to have both the borough council and planning commission conditionally approve the trust’s final development plans.