Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NASD gets school security grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Northampton Area School District has received two grants totaling nearly $44,000 — and is applying for a third — to improve school security.

The grants are one aspect of the NASD administration’s efforts to enhance safety in school buildings and campuses for faculty, students and families.

The measures include school-entrance security improvements, equipment for security personnel and possible additional district police, with the goal of having an officer at each school.

...

Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 11

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 15

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

In the 500 block of Wood Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

Police assisted adult probation at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.

At Apartments for the Elderly, 118 Bridge St., officers sought information regarding a case.

A suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Third Street was reported to the department. A stolen plate was recovered and the vehicle towed.

...

Northampton council seeks grant for borough pool upgrades

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

A grant application seeking funding for upgrades to the Northampton Borough Municipal Pool has been submitted to the state for consideration.

At the Oct. 4 council meeting, borough Manager LeRoy Brobst reported the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Development application for upgrades to the Laubach Avenue pool was filed Sept. 27, three days ahead of schedule.

“This application is seeking a grant of $445,000 to be distributed from the Monroe County casino funds,” Brobst...

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who...

Moore Township seeking PEMA disaster relief funds

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the Sept. 4 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Gable reported the township has applied for about $225,000 in disaster relief from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The request is for damage to various areas throughout the township from recent storms.

Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of disaster, opening up relief compensation.

Moore Township Historical Commission plans an Oktoberfest event for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at...

Sacred Heart celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 4. The facility officially opened its doors Oct. 4, 1998.

A team of professionals, including nursing and auxiliary personnel, are headed by Gayle Yastrop, executive director; Diane Eck, director of nursing; and Kira Kichline, resident care director. The Sacred Heart team provides the facility’s residents with individual service and care to meet their needs while providing an at-home atmosphere...

Environmental board sets open house for Nov. 8

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Moore Township Land and Environmental Protection Board is planning an open house for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive.

The focus of the open house is the township’s natural resources. Laura Baird, senior land consultant for Heritage Conservancy, will present on farmland preservation and its reasons, benefits and importance.

Also at the Oct. 2 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved moving forward in preserving...

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK, OCT. 7-13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13), and it’s the perfect time to remind our readers about how important daily and weekly community journalism is to them.

This realization goes back to the very foundations of our nation. In drafting the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the founders wanted to ensure that Americans would enjoy the free flow of ideas; would be free to examine the quality of their institutions and those who serve them; to say...