Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Paul Fisher, Darryl Schafer attend last board meeting

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Mila Hayes from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association presented service certificates to Paul Fisher and Todd Hernandez, both for eight years; Darryl Schafer, 12 years; and Bill Dellicker, 24 years at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board’s Nov. 15 meeting.

The service certificates are presented to school board members at eight years and then every four years of service thereafter.

Hayes said school boards are expected to provide more service to students with less resources.

NWL grad finds the sweet life Wanamakers General Store features her maple syrup

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

What would a morning breakfast of pancakes, waffles or French toast be without maple syrup?

Thanks to 1995 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate Laura Gagné, her husband, Albert, and stepsons Austin, 19, and Joel Gagné, 16, of Franklin, Vt., area residents can purchase Vermont maple syrup locally.

Gagné is the daughter of Ron and Lorinda Macaulay of Lowhill Township.

Claussville Road plan approved

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The Peter and Rachel Malkowics preliminary land development plan for 8958 Claussville Road was the only item on the Weisenberg supervisors agenda for their October meeting.

The plan was discussed by the board and some waivers were requested.

William Beitler, surveyor, and Peter Malkowics were present to answer any questions that would come up.

After some discussion, the board approved the plan.

Administrator Brian Carl reported the noise abatement problem on West Hills Court has been addressed.

The Lutheran Home at Topton putz to open on Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

When a ceiling collapsed in May during renovation work in the Old Main building at The Lutheran Home at Topton, debris landed on an elaborate putz that has been on display there for many decades.

Topton Home Maintenance Manager Paul Moriarity knew just who to call to rescue the impressive room full of miniatures which had to be removed so the ceiling could be replaced. Topton home residents Lou Molnar, 76, and Richard Hartley, 73, came to the rescue.

Both had lived in Green Acres Park, Breinigsville, before moving to The Lutheran Home at Topton cottages.

Jury finds former Orefield man guilty of killing four

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A former Parkland High School student was found guilty Nov. 16 in a Pasco County Court in Florida of murder in the first degree regarding the 2014 deaths of four people and dumping their bodies in a roadside ditch.

According to Pasco County court records, Adam Matos, 32, formerly of Orefield, and 7719 Hatteras Drive, Hudson, Fla., was found guilty of killing Megan Brown, 27, her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown, both 52; and Megan’s boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard, 37.

Matos was a senior at Parkland High School in 2004.

New warehouse site work begins in Upper Macungie

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Site preparation work is underway for a new warehouse complex to be constructed on 25.5 acres of land at 7175 Tilghman St., west of the street’s intersection with Mill Road, Upper Macungie Township.

To ease congestion along already busy Tilghman Street, plans call for expanding the Mill and Windsor roads intersection at Tilghman Street, and widening Tilghman Street east of the site, which developers say will include 336,000 square feet for warehouse space.

Lehigh County commissioners pass 2018 county budget

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have passed the 2018 county budget with a 9-0 vote.

In a very short meeting with very little discussion on Oct. 30, lawmakers set the spending priorities for next year.

After the quick vote, they engaged in a general round of congratulatory exchanges and shared smiles.

The general mood of the lawmakers was epitomized by a comment made by Commissioner Percy Dougherty.

“Any budget without a tax increase is a good budget,” he said.