Monday, May 13, 2013
The Palmer Township Community Pool could be a big draw this summer now that Nazareth Boro-Park Pool will be closed.
Palmer Township's Community Pool is a popular one. The pool already draws residents from Forks Township, which doesn't have a pool. And with Nazareth Borough Council's recent decision to close its deteriorating Nazareth Boro-Park Pool this summer, Palmer's pool might become an even more popular swimming destination. The pool kicks off its summer season May 25 and will be open on weekends until the Easton Area School District closes for the summer on June 17. The pool is on Seip Avenue and Farmersville Road and has hours of operation between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily, weather and attendance permitting. It holds several events throughout the summer: Family Nights on July 5 and July 19 and Movie Nights on June 28 and July 12. Here are the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Shut twice in the past month because of sinkholes, Northwood Avenue in Palmer Township has opened once again.
Northwood Avenue is back in business. Palmer Township Police Chief Larry Palmer said the sinkhole that shut Northwood Avenue, the key road connecting Forks Township to Palmer and Lower Nazareth townships, earlier this week has been repaired and that the road is open again. Palmer said Northwood Avenue opened between late Thursday afternoon and early evening. Frank Cullen, who lives near the sinkhole and has expressed fear for his family's safety, said that the road opened at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. But Cullen still says there are plenty of unresolved issues. He said one issue is vehicle operators such as 18-wheelers and cars violating speed limits. "The pounding, abuse and compaction these vehicles cause will lead to other incidents," Cullen …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Palmer Township authorities say Northwood Avenue could be shut again for several days.
Guess what is closed again? Northwood Avenue. And guess why? Sinkholes. Sinkholes that shut Northwood Avenue, the key road connecting Forks Township to Palmer and Lower Nazareth townships, in early April have made their return in early May. Palmer Township Police Chief Larry Palmer said Monday afternoon that the sinkholes are back, and that the road could be closed for several days. The road was closed on a Thursday in early April due to a water main break that caused two sinkholes. Crews from Easton Suburban Water Authority worked around the clock to fix and fill the sinkholes and get the road reopened three days later.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Miracle League of Northampton County plays ball Saturday to open a full season.
Play Ball. The Miracle League of Northampton County returns to action Saturday when it begins its first full season of play at Easton Rotary Field in Palmer Township. The 2013 spring season begins following a brief opening ceremony on the field at the Charles Chrin Community Center with the first pitch for the first game thrown at 10 a.m., said Supervisor Bob Lammi, who serves as vice president on the Miracle League board. He said from Saturday to June 22, excluding Memorial Day weekend, there will be six games. The league will shut down before resuming play for the fall season starting in September. "In 2012, we were able to field six teams," Lammi said. "For this season, we have had more children [about 180 players] register so we will …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Traffic light on Route 248 will be part of new Sheetz project in Palmer Township near the Lower Nazareth Township border.
Route 248 is going to be a little more stop and go—and stop—down the road. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors have approved traffic easement, basically giving the green light to Strausser Enterprises for improvements around the Northwood Center, which includes a CVS and one day a Sheetz gas station/convenience store. The project is just down the road from the Lower Nazareth Township border. Palmer Township Solicitor Charles Bruno said Strausser Enterprises signed off on permanent right-of-way to accommodate the traffic signal, which will be on the corner of Route 248 and Kingston Road. CVS opened earlier this year and land has been cleared for Sheetz but no building has taken place yet. It is unknown when Sheetz is scheduled for …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Driver sought, Wilson woman injured after being pushed from vehicle at Palmer Park Mall.
Palmer Township police are seeking the driver of a vehicle from which a woman was pushed out and then run over Monday night. Jessica Reed, of Wilson, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries suffered when she was pushed out of a moving vehicle in the parking lot of the Palmer Park Mall and then run over by the same fleeing vehicle, police said. She was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital by Suburban EMS and was being treated as of late Monday night, Palmer Det. James Alercia said in a press release. The incident took place at 5:14 p.m. Monday when Palmer police were dispatched to the mall for a report of an assault in progress. Police arrived and found Reed lying in the parking lot. She was conscious and alert and was …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Palmer Township police report that Northwood Avenue has been re-opened after sinkholes closed it late last week.
Northwood Avenue, the Nazareth area's scenic route to the Northampton Crossings and the Palmer Park Mall, is open again. After sinkholes forced its closure on Thursday, the key road that connects Forks Township to Palmer and Lower Nazareth townships has been re-opened, the Palmer Township Police Department reported. The road was closed after a water main break caused two sinkholes. Crews from Easton Suburban Water Authority worked around the clock to fix and fill the sinkhole damage. Northwood re-opened on Sunday.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Crews from Easton Suburban Water Authority have been diligently working to repair sinkholes that shut Northwood Avenue in Palmer Township.
Those sinkholes that shut Northwood Avenue in Palmer Township Thursday didn't look like sinkholes Friday. Crews from Easton Suburban Water Authority have been working around the clock to repair the sinkholes, which were caused by a water main break, and restore a road that's a vital connection between Forks Township and nearby Palmer and Lower Nazareth townships. In a 3 p.m. announcement Thursday, PennDOT said Northwood Avenue is closed between Tatamy and Van Buren roads. Traffic is being detoured on Tatamy Road, Park Avenue, Route 248 and Van Buren Road. The closure was expected to last three to four days, PennDOT said.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
An Easton man with prior retail theft convictions faces more serious charges after alleged Palmer Park Mall theft.
An Easton man was charged with felony retail theft after he was allegedly caught trying to steal two cologne gift sets from the Boscov’s department store in the Palmer Park Mall. Paul Harold Esposito, 59, of 33 N. Delaware Drive, is facing a felony charge because he had two prior convictions for retail theft, though the most recent was 18 years ago, according to court papers. According to the arrest affidavit, Esposito took an Yves Saint Laurent cologne gift set, valued at $88, and a Polo cologne gift set, valued at $84, during a trip to the store Friday afternoon. Boscov’s loss prevention staff told Palmer Township police that Esposito brought the gift sets to a men’s fitting room and then concealed them under his coat before trying to …
Friday, February 15, 2013
PennDOT driver's license center in the 25th Street Shopping Center in Palmer Township will be closed Saturday-Monday for Presidents Day.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close its driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, on Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website:www.dmv.state.pa.us. A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2013 is available under “News, Stats and Facts.” Driver and vehicle online services are available 24/7 and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver history services; changes of address; driver's license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability…