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Local news from around Easton, PA. Provided by The Morning Call.



Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:02:41 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:02:41 GMT

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LIVE: Easton Public Market holds grand opening

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:49:00 GMT

The Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., opened to the public for the first time at 11 a.m. Friday. The market features dining options and more than 15 vendors selling locally sourced and produced food and beverages. The market is inside a building once home to Rader's Dry Goods and H.L....


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Foodies rejoice: Easton Public Market debuts

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:10:00 GMT

From artisan chocolates and wood-fired pizza to Asian noodle dishes from the mind of a James Beard Award-nominated chef, the offerings at the Easton Public Market promise to make it a foodie heaven.

The market, at 325 Northampton St., debuts at 11 a.m. today, featuring dining options and more than...




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Easton to provide landlord training next week

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:19:00 GMT

EASTON – The city of Easton will host an all-day landlord training program next Saturday designed to help owners and managers keep illegal drug activity and other criminal activity off their property.

The program has been adapted for Easton by the city's Police Department and Redevelopment Authority...




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Easton, developer Abe Atiyeh tentatively settle billboard lawsuit

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:43:16 GMT

EASTON — Easton and developer Abe Atiyeh have tentatively settled a federal lawsuit over his claims that city officials treated him unfairly in a dispute over the placement of billboards.

The terms would allow Pennsylvania Media, an Atiyeh-owned company, to put a billboard near the city's wastewater...




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Former Easton principal says school district isn't following settlement agreement

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:25:46 GMT

EASTON – Former Easton Area School District Principal Stephen Furst says in court papers that district officials aren't living up to a settlement reached late last year and still owe him more than $24,000 in banked personal and sick days.

In a 2013 lawsuit, Furst alleged the district and school...




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Palmer Pool renovation could include water slides, climbing wall

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMT

PALMER TOWNSHIP — Water slides, spray features, a climbing wall and a shaded seating area are among the amenities being considered for the Palmer Township Community Pool.

A 30-foot-wide wading pool would be replaced by a zero-depth entry area for tots to splash around in and gradually get used...




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Northampton County Executive John Brown highlights savings in State of the County Address

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:01:30 GMT

Northampton County is on sounder financial footing thanks to controls placed on spending over the past two years.

That's what Executive John Brown told a friendly audience Tuesday morning during his annual State of the County speech at Northampton Community College. County spending has shrunk to...




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Easton's Historic District Commission recommends plans to restore Hooper House

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:59:44 GMT

EASTON — Easton's Historic District Commission recommended approval of plans to restore the Hooper House at 501-503 Northampton Street, possibly setting in motion the rehabilitation of the property owned by Rock Church.

Monday's commission meeting was the latest in a decades-long battle between...




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Rock Church to present plans Monday to clean up historic Hooper House

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:31:49 GMT

EASTON — As part of a judge's order to ensure the Rock Church cleans up its properties, church officials will present plans to improve 501-503 Northampton St. during the city's Historic District Commission meeting Monday.

The meeting is the latest in a decade's long battle between the city and...




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Forks may move to automated collection of recyclables

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:40:44 GMT

Forks Township is considering changing the way recyclables are collected from residential properties.

The township is inviting the public to meetings on May 5 and June 15 where township supervisors and staff will answer questions and get feedback on switching from the current single-hauler system...




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Worth the wait? After 4 years, Forks Township finally able to move into $5.6 million environmental wonder

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:40:00 GMT

FORKS TOWNSHIP — Rising from a cornfield, Forks Township's public works building was supposed to be a $5.6 million environmental wonder, built into the side of a hill with a vegetated roof that makes it appear to be part of the surrounding land.

But from the start, the building at Newlins Road...




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Celebrate spring at The James Eatery

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:59:00 GMT

Ok, so the past couple weeks have been less than springlike in the Lehigh Valley. But as Mother Nature overcomes her identity crisis and dishes out warm weather on a regular basis, you'll likely be enjoying more backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and outdoor dinner dates.

When seeking new...




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No joke ... it's snowing, but dispatchers say roads remain clear

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:01:00 GMT

It isn't a joke. It's snowing in the Lehigh Valley on this third weekend of spring. As of noon Saturday, snow has been falling steadily in the Lehigh Valley, but not accumulating.

The National Weather Service issued a weather advisory through 8 p.m. for 1 to 5 inches of wet snow in eastern Pennsylvania...




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Tiffany at Lafayette: Exhibit spotlights relationship with Easton college

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 23:52:00 GMT

There's a story that unfolds like an intriguing novel at Lafayette College and it revolves around the name Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Tiffany (1848–1933) and his studio are recognized internationally as designers of everything from glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry to enamels and metalwork,...




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Forks Township welcomes new public works director

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 23:26:38 GMT

Forks Township's new public works director knows his predecessor won't soon be forgotten by elected officials and staff, but says he is more than ready for the challenge of replacing him.

Stephen Kramer, Allentown's chief maintenance superintendent, was welcomed aboard by the Board of Supervisors...




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Easton Area School District announces Second Annual Little Rock Nine Awards

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 22:09:22 GMT

EASTON – For the second year in a row, Easton Area School District is honoring select students from grades five through twelve with it's "Little Rock Nine Awards of Excellence."

The award winners were announced by the district Friday.

District officials created the awards last year to recognize...




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Developer David Jaindl buys former Nazareth Speedway

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 02:21:00 GMT

LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP — Idle for more than a decade, the former Nazareth Speedway in Lower Nazareth Township has been purchased by Lehigh Valley developer David Jaindl.

Jaindl, an Orefield turkey farmer and real estate developer, confirmed Thursday that he purchased the 157-acre property late...




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Group helps Easton high schoolers score their own business

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:22:45 GMT

PALMER TOWNSHIP — Most high school students don't learn how to start a business.

But the students in Beverly Klein's entrepreneurship class are actually closing in on starting their own enterprise within Easton Area High School.

For example, senior Devon King and his team of fellow students will,...




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Spring into Easton: Free samples of local food at top shops

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:03:56 GMT

Explore downtown Easton's retail hotspots and sample some of the city's tastiest fare at the third annual Spring into Easton, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Twenty one city shops, salons and galleries will team up with the city's top restaurants and bakeries.

So, what's on the menu?

Antonio's Pizzeria will...




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Palmer Township adopts new rules for parks

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:52:02 GMT

No more than 250 people will be allowed in Palmer Township's Penn Pump Park at any time under rules adopted by supervisors Monday night.

The legislation includes new park usage rules for seven township facilities, though the movement to create a rule book was inspired by crowding at Penn Pump Park...




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