Catasauqua Press

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Museum to open doors May 13

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

NASD, university students toured in April

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.

It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.

Jeanne McNeill accepts 133rd nomination

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.

Bridge demo: Prepare for Oct. 11 dynamite blast

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The two outer arches of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will fall to two dynamite blasts the morning of Oct. 11.

The announcement was made Sept. 25 at a briefing for borough representatives from Coplay and Northampton. Attending the briefing were police, public works and elected officials from both boroughs.

The third center arch will fall sometime in early November.

Bridge to link trail to N. Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The next leg toward completion of the Delaware & Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Northampton is the construction of the Dry Run Creek Pedestrian Bridge, which presently has gone out for bids from contractors. The bridge and extended trail is a major link to bring the trail into North Catasauqua. Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said recently he has no idea how much the Dry Run Creek Bridge will cost.

“It will be expensive though,” Brobst said.

D&L will pay for the project with federal grant funding.

Bridge to link trail to N. Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The next leg toward completion of the Delaware & Lehigh Trail (D&L) in Northampton is the construction of the Dry Run Creek Pedestrian Bridge, which presently has gone out for bids from contractors. The bridge and extended trail is a major link to bring the trail into North Catasauqua. Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said recently he has no idea how much the Dry Run Creek Bridge will cost.

“It will be expensive though,” Brobst said.

D&L will pay for the project with federal grant funding.

Fuller land project is scaled back

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton planners are told 11 homes are included in new Willow Brook proposal

An earlier projection by Fuller Family Trust to erect 67 homes on the Willow Brook Golf Course has been pared to 11 single-family dwellings on large 7,500-square-foot lots. The new plan went before Northampton Borough Planning Commission June 14.

This scaled-back plan, which would have access off Howertown Road, is part of a more ambitious project that calls for 164 homes to be built in adjoining North Catasauqua — proposed mainly as an active adult, 55-and-older community.

Bridge to close for demolition

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Traffic to detour through N. Catasauqua for 3 years

Northampton Borough Council, at its May 4 meeting, was informed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will be closed to traffic May 31. The present 1930s-era bridge will be demolished and a new bridge erected during a three-year project.

“We have received a communication from Shawn Samek, of Trumbull Corporation, notifying us that in all likelihood the Coplay (Northampton) Bridge will be closed on May 31, 2017,” borough Manager LeRoy Brobst advised council.

The notice prompted Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. to mention all the delays in bringing the bridge project to fruition.