Northampton Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

E. Allen answers Allen request Board seeks traffic route alternatives

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 11, township Supervisor Deborah Seiple provided all supervisors with a copy of a letter she sent to Allen Township on proposed warehouse developments. The letter was precipitated by a request from Allen Township for comments on its comprehensive plan draft.

The main point made in the letter is that proposed warehouses will dramatically increase traffic on Routes 329 and 987.

The Allen Township proposals are added to...

Willow Brook project moves along

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Willow Brook Farm Trust was granted preliminary conditional approval at the Oct. 11 meeting of Northampton Borough Planning Commission for 11 single homes off Howertown Road. The plans now go before borough council for review and a vote.

Initially, the development was to have 67 homes in the borough, but the project has been scaled back. The majority of the housing development will be in North Catasauqua, with some space in Allen Township.

The present 18-hole golf course would...

Coplay: Anniversary group will meet Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

As Coplay’s 150th anniversary approaches, a committee is hard at work preparing events to mark the occasion in 2019. The committee, with its subcommittees formed to advance special programs, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in council chambers at borough hall. An open invitation is extended to residents, businesses and organizations wishing to attend the meeting.

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Catherine Barnstone Szafran will unveil three never-before-seen works from the late Myron Barnstone during an open house...

Lehigh Township: Craft show coming Oct. 28 to Bethany

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Fabulous Fall Fest craft show will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org or call 610-767-1239.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church will host a Christmas with the Annie Moses Band concert 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

Tickets are available at iTickets.com or at the church during office hours.

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Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh...

Moore Township: Mountain View Church plans festival

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, is having a fall festival 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be trunk or treat, carnival games, crafts, a basket raffle, pumpkin pie-baking contest and more.

To register your pie for the contest, email jill.helig02@gmail.com; for more information on the festival, contact the church at 610-759-7553.

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Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, is hosting an...

Moore supervisors OK new police vehicle purchase

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At their Oct. 3 meeting, Moore Township supervisors only needed a few minutes to discuss and unanimously vote for a new police vehicle.

The vehicle, a 2017 Ford Explorer with a price tag of $47,000, will replace the police department’s Crown Victoria.

Richard Gable, board treasurer/secretary, in his support for the new vehicle, said, “The Crown Vic has 180,000 miles and will not pass inspection.”

Vice Chairman Daniel Piorkowski raised a concern about the change in police...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 2

In the 200 block of Limestone Street, members of the department responded to a report of a disturbance. Police said the person left.

An assault occurred in the 700 block of Front Street, police said. The department is continuing the investigation.

On Pine Street, a subject was located.

At the department, 90 Bridge St., a soliciting permit was issued.

A dispute between brothers in...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 19

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.

MONDAY 23

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.

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