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Recent articles by John:

Plan in place for unstable Slate Belt cliff where rock the ‘size of a small car’ fell

The road has been closed to traffic since that rockfall due to concerns about the cliff’s instability and other potential falling hazards. → Read More

Details of new Easton hotel revealed as developer pitches plan to zoning board

A representative said the hotel will be under the Marriott brand Tribute Portfolio. → Read More

Ex-cop’s plan for gun store in Easton’s West Ward may spur legal battle

The applicant's attorney said the city and the board do not have the regulatory authority to prohibit the legal transfer of firearms. → Read More

Wilson Borough officials to make case to county for Dixie Cup tax break

Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure opposes the tax break for the mixed-use development → Read More

Traffic light or roundabout? Forks Twp. debates options for Sullivan Trail development

A Chipotle restaurant, car wash and veterinary clinic are proposed at 1900 Sullivan Trail. → Read More

Slate Belt veteran opens hydroponics farm with focus on microgreens

David Derkits operates nuHydro Farms out of his home in Bangor → Read More

Grand Central touts benefits of expanding Slate Belt landfill at crowded public meeting

Officials from the landfill in Plainfield Township are looking to expand its operation so that it can accept trash for another 20 years after its current facility shuts down. → Read More

Grand Central taking another shot at expanding Slate Belt landfill. Public meeting planned.

Wast Management has scheduled a public informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. Banquet Facility → Read More

U. Mt. Bethel supervisors’ bid to sue residents over industrial park fight fails by 1 vote

Supervisor Robert Teel made the motion to sue to recover money the township spent on a recent lawsuit. → Read More

Slate Belt Regional police to create K-9 unit thanks to $61K donation

The new unit is scheduled to be operational starting in 2023. → Read More

Bethlehem hires firm to address affordable housing bind that’s reached ‘crisis point’

The city will use up to $129,000 from federal American Rescue Plan funds to pay the consultant → Read More

Slate Belt citizens drop challenge amid pressure from developer’s lawsuit

The appeal battled River Pointe Commerce Park's plans for industrial buildings across 800 acres. → Read More

Pen Argyl has a plan for a new pool, now it needs the money to build it

The Weona Park Pool will continue to be shut down for the ninth straight year. → Read More

New South Bethlehem grocery store with alcohol sales likely to open within months

The new grocery store is planned to be open 7 days a week, according to the owner's attorney. → Read More reporter tapped for new Bethlehem community development position

Sara K. Satullo has been named the city’s new deputy director of community development. → Read More

Bethlehem’s blighted Goodman Furniture building eyed from $1.5M redevelopment grant

Bethlehem declared the deteriorating building blighted in 2016 and the city was named conservator of the building. → Read More

Palmer company gets green light on clean energy project lauded as ‘way of the future’

Bloom Energy will install the 15,000-kilowatt fuel cell array that uses natural gas to produce energy without almost no pollution. → Read More

The Confluence in Easton gets green light for development

The six-story mixed-used development near Easton’s waterfront received approval to proceed with its plans. → Read More

Bethlehem studying how to turn this major road from one-way to two-way

Currently, Linden Street only allows one-way traffic south between East Fairview and East Church streets. → Read More

River Pointe Logistics buys more Slate Belt land. Industrial park developer’s plans unclear.

The $3.3 million deal for the 89 acres in Upper Mount Bethel Township was recorded with Northampton County on March 16. → Read More