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Looking Back | Spanish Flu of 1918, Part 1 of 5

by Ed Pany and Larry Oberly Today our families, schools, businesses and churches have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Looking back in history, our world and the United States faced a pandemic in...

Board of Supervisors hold reorganization meeting and discuss short-term rentals

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors met at 7 p.m. on January 4 via Zoom for their Reorganization meeting and the year's first monthly meeting. Dan Piorkowski will continue to serve as chairman, while David...

Northampton Borough looks ahead to vaccine distribution and honors Police Chief

As the COVID-19 vaccine begins its roll-out across the country, Northampton Borough Council is discussing how its employees and residents can safely acquire their vaccines once they are available.  During council’s virtual meeting on Thursday,...

Moore Township fifth grader wins statewide Stock Market Contest

The classrooms of Moore Elementary School may be a long way from Wall Street, but fifth-grader Kaya Pietryka still felt  an adrenaline rush when she started buying and trading imaginary stocks during her class’s...

Nazareth Borough conducts first meeting of the year virtually

The Nazareth Borough Council held their first meeting of the new year on January 4 at 6 p.m.; the meeting was held virtually to comply with state and federal COVID-19 guidelines. Since this was...

Department of Health Confirms First Case with the COVID-19 Variant

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Pennsylvania. The confirmed case is in Dauphin County. This variant is the same...

East Allen Supervisors hold reorganization meeting

On January 4, the East Allen Township Supervisors had their first meeting of the year virtually because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The primary order of business was reorganization, which is officially filling positions...

Bath Council begins 2021 by waiving real estate tax penalty period

With many still recovering from the economic impact of COVID-19, the Borough of Bath Council’s first motion of 2021 was to waive the 2021 real estate tax penalty period through the end of the...

Looking Back | Dragon Cement Part 4

In this concluding column, we have a treat for our railroad buffs. The railroads at one time moved practically all the cement produced in our local cement plants. They also supplied the mills with massive...

Northampton Borough Council holds virtual meeting, approves 2021 budget

The Northampton Borough Council approved the 2021 budget at their December 17 meeting held via Zoom. Two council members voted against the motion to approve the budget. One of those members was councilman Robert...
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