Monday, January 21, 2013
The former Northampton hot spot is facing demolition crews.
Crews have begun work to tear down a landmark restaurant and bar in Northampton. The Valley Stream Inn was closed for good after the Mill Creek stream filled the valley the building sits in with several feet of water during Hurricane Irene in September 2011. Once the wood paneled building is demolished and cleanup of the site finished, the county will preserve the nearly 3 acre property as open space, Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department Executive Director Bill Mitchell said in a May 2012 interview. The lot runs along Bridgetown Pike and Mill Creek. Bucks County commissioners approved the $230,000 federally funded purchase of the property early last year. The goal is to help protect the Mill Creek, which flows from New Britain …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Miracle League of Northampton opened its new field Sunday.
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- Tom Sofield
Monday, April 30, 2012
After nearly three years of fundraising and hard work, the Miracle League of Northampton, which organizes a baseball and softball league for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, officially opened their new sports complex Sunday afternoon at Municipal Park during a well-attended ceremony. Over 100 special needs baseball and softball players of all ages were on hand for the opening of baseball diamond and a nearby multi-purpose sports field designed so players – many of them young children – can participate in sports with ease. Miracle League of Northampton’s board of directors member, Debbi Katz, looked out at the faces of the smiling players Sunday as she explained that Northampton’s field was the only one like it in …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Churchville Lane blaze began in the shed of a two-story single family home and spread to the attic.
A Northampton man was forced to find a temporary residence after a fire that started in his shed spread to the attic of his Churchville Lane home, making it uninhabitable. Northampton Fire Marshal Frank Fenton said the blaze, which started at 7:04 p.m. Saturday was under control within 20 minutes. He said the homeowner was forced to vacate, at least for the time being, because the residence was without electric and the fire had damaged circuits. Fenton said that PECO had disconnected the electric to three homes - including the site of the fire - an hour prior to the fire starting. The cause of the fire, Fenton said, was the "hot exhaust from the generator coming into contact with combustible material" in the man's shed, where the …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Since the train stopped running in Northampton in the 80s, train tracks are left as walking trails for residents.
Friday, August 12, 2011
They're at it again in Northampon. This time, it's on Cameron Drive.
Northampton Township Public Works recently identified the roads they'd be working on in the rest of the summer, and Patch is keeping you posted.