Friday, March 15, 2013
Forks Township officer Matthew Balodis allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend in late January in Tatamy.
A Forks Township police officer is on administrative leave following an incident in which he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend and shoved her in late January. Patch.com reported then that Matthew Balodis, 30, of High Street in Tatamy, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment, according to court records. Balodis is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney said. Balodis, a Forks police officer since August 2007, is being paid while on leave, The Express-Times reported. Dorney said the shotgun was not department-owned and the incident did not involve Forks Township, the story states…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Tatamy Volunteer Fire Company will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 6 at the firehouse.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Palmer Township Supervisors chairman Dave Colver provides a quick update on the Tatamy Bridge construction.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Palmer Township Supervisors chairman Dave Colver provides an update on the Tatamy Bridge construction.
A long-closed motorist route may be opening soon. The old, broken-down bridge that connects Main Street in Tatamy with Uhler Road in Forks Township may finally be repaired and open possibly by June 30, Palmer Township Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. "There's concrete in the ground and beams," Colver said. "I think it could be around June 30." Work started on the bridge last year when construction workers sliced through the steel bridge supports with a torch, which then allowed the crane operator to lift bridge beams off their concrete support pillars. The bridge was closed in May 2011 when a hole in the road deck expanded. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has not provided an update on when the new bridge will be …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Matthew Balodis, 30, of Tatamy was charged with aggravated assault and related charges after allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend during an argument.
A Tatamy man pointed a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend and shoved her in an incident early Tuesday, court records say. Matthew Balodis, 30, of the 200 block of High St., is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment. A criminal complaint filed by Trooper Robert Ace of state police at Belfast said the incident occurred around 4:42 a.m. When he arrived at Balodis’ residence, he talked to the girlfriend, who said she and Balodis had been arguing in the residence’s office. Balodis was holding a shotgun and trying to unjam a shotgun shell from the weapon, she told the trooper. She said that during the argument, Balodis pointed the shotgun at her and asked her to leave. He then …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Northampton Farm Bureau in Tatamy has a funny spring message for motorists and patrons.
Do you have a few spring jokes? Post them in the comment section below to share and continue the laughs!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Years in the making, the old, broken-down bridge that connects Main Street in Tatamy with Uhler Road in Forks Township is finally being demolished.
The old, broken-down bridge in Tatamy is finally coming down. Construction workers Wednesday afternoon sliced through the steel bridge supports with a torch, which then allowed the crane operator to lift bridge beams off their concrete support pillars. The beams were then gently placed on the closed roadway leading to the bridge. “It’s coming down fast," Tatamy Mayor Luke Duignam said about the bridge that spans the Bushkill Creek. "Let’s hope [the new bridge] goes up just as fast.” The bridge, which connects Main Street in Tatamy with Uhler Road in Forks Township, was closed last year when a hole in the road deck expanded, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported. Sean Brown, a representative for PennDOT, wouldn’t give an …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
JMB Transportation, an Upper Nazareth Township trucking company, is moving to Forks Township, which has a Tatamy resident -- and council member -- concerned.
JMB Transportation, an Upper Nazareth Township trucking company, got approval from the Forks Township Zoning Hearing Board Monday night to relocate from Gun Club Road to 1600 Uhler Road in Forks, across from Tatamy Borough Park. But the decision came with some concerns by a neighbor. Hazel DeReamus, a resident and Tatamy Borough Council member, attended the Forks Township meeting. DeReamus said her main concern is having a trucking company so close to the park -- the entrance to the park is on Bushkill Drive, about 25 feet from the property in question. However, from 1986 to 2011, Charlene and Peter Nicholasen operated Pan Companies, a construction, paving and excavating company, from the same property on Uhler Road. But due to the closure…
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This week in road projects: PennDOT crews are scheduled to patch potholes in Upper Nazareth, Lower Nazareth and Plainfield townships and in Tatamy.
Make your commute a little easier by avoiding the following road work this week:
Friday, February 10, 2012
Michael Powers, 19, a graduate of Nazareth Area High School, was killed when his vehicle hit a building in Forks Township early Friday morning.
Michael Powers, 19, of Shelley Street in Tatamy, was killed in a one-vehicle accident when his car plowed into a commercial building near the intersection of Bushkill Drive and Mitman Road in Forks Township early Friday morning, officials have confirmed. Powers was a 2010 graduate of Nazareth Area High School. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. and the roof of the car reportedly needed to be removed to free the driver, who was apparently already dead when they arrived, according to scanner reports. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said that Powers died of multiple blunt force trauma at the scene. The death was ruled an accident, but the investigation into the circumstances that led to the accident is …