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February 19, 2021
Northampton County Gets $3.4 Million to Preserve Open Space
McClure has said the best way to prevent warehouses from being built on land is to own the land or pay to ensure that it remains undeveloped.
"You know what farm preservation does," he said Thursday. "It fights warehouse proliferation and the ever-increasing truck traffic."
January 20, 2021
Northampton County Secures $9.1 Million to Combat Homelessness
Northampton County is receiving $9.1 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to combat homelessness.
County Executive Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development announced the reward on Tuesday. The DCED will use the funding to continue Community Mediation and Eviction Diversion Program to prevent tenant and homeowner eviction, according to a press release from the county.
December 2, 2020
Lines start early for free COVID-19 testing in Northampton County
"You don't need a symptom, and it's free, so coming out of the holiday, I would implore everyone to come to this site and get a test," said Lamont McClure, Northampton County executive.
He says they've been asking the Pennsylvania Department of Health since the beginning of the pandemic to bring a site to the county, and now, it's available for anyone.
November 20, 2020
Northampton County to award $1.3 million in grants for COVID-19 small business assistance
McClure said in a press conference on Friday that the next few months could be “bleak” for small businesses, especially so considering the rampant spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks. With $8.5 million in grant assistance given to 672 small businesses within the first three rounds, McClure, the county’s Department of Community and Economic Development and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce all agreed that it’s the best way to aid in the survival of many county businesses.
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