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Northampton School Board approves proposed budget for upcoming school year

The Northampton School Board met Monday, May 13 with a lengthy budget discussion.  A presentation for the proposed 2024-2025 general fund budget by Business Administrator Craig Neiman included a property tax reduction for homesteads and...

Bath Farmers’ Market cancels 2024 season

Last week on social media, the Bath Farmers’ Market announced the board’s decision to cancel the 2024 market season. Several factors contributing to the board’s difficult decision were cited, such as unexpectedly having to hire...

Looking Back | Local cement history

In today’s column, we will be remembering some old cement companies in Bath and Nazareth.  The plants provided employment for many of our local residents. Several years ago, Mr. Blaine Hoffmeister, of Bath and a...

Bath Borough Council approves shift from Zoom to audio file upload for meetings

The Bath Borough Council met Monday, May 13 with a brief agenda. The first order of business included council’s consideration of an alternative to the Zoom meeting livestream due to Zoom’s new protocols that have...

East Allen Township Supervisors reject pay increase for next term

During their Thursday, May 9 meeting, East Allen Township Supervisors rejected a draft ordinance that would increase supervisor pay. Per state mandate, township supervisors are eligible for a yearly pay increase once the township...

Moore Township Supervisors consider foreclosure registry and solar panel decommissioning ordinance

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, May 7 with a busy agenda. During the meeting, the Arthofer solar panel farm land development off Grouse and East Beersville Road was unanimously granted two waivers...

Northampton County upcoming roadwork

Municipality: - Road name: Interstate 78 Between: Exit 67 (PA 412) and Exit 71 (PA 33) Type of work: Road Sign Work Work being done by: PennDOT Contractor Type of restriction: Daytime Restriction: Shoulder restriction for road sign work. Start date:...

Nazareth Borough Council honors Blue Eagles football team for championship season

On Monday, May 6, the Nazareth Borough Council honored the Blue Eagles football team with a resolution for their exceptionally successful 2023 championship season in which they won another district title over the undefeated...

Northampton Borough Council honors memory of Rev. Jerry Mraz

Northampton Borough Council opened their meeting on Thursday, May 2 with a moment of silence for community staple Rev. Jerry Mraz. Mraz passed away after a brief battle with illness on April 24.  Born in...

Northampton Borough Council addresses speeding and parking concerns

During the May 2 Northampton Borough Council meeting, speeding and parking concerns throughout the borough were a main topic of discussion, with some residents even taking matters into their own hands to prevent potential...
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