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Newspaper carrier arraigned on stolen check charges

She is free on bail in two cases, records show.

Krystal Ogilvie, 35. (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com) 
A woman accused of stealing checks and credit card bil…

School district has a plan to keep Easton Area toddlers safe

Project Save Move is ready to help move children in care centers in the event of an emergency.

If an emergency strikes an Easton area child care center, the Easton Area School Di…

Spider spooks young driver, who shears pole in Tatamy

Main Street was closed for nine hours in the small borough.

A 16-year-old girl frightened by a spider drove her Jeep into a pole Thursday, shearing it and shutting down Main…

Why a popular pub says a 200-year-old Easton wall is worth saving

Porters’ Pub hired Marroni Mason Contractor to repair a historic retaining wall behind the tavern.

The retaining wall behind Porters’ Pub in Easton went up when George Washington was president.

But it started showing its age, sagging about a foot at the top and threatening to collapse.

So the Porter brothers called in Marroni Mason Contractor of Forks Township to give the wall a lift.

“We could have easily torn it down, got a bunch of concrete block or poured a cement wall. It would look like crap,” said Porters’ co-owner Larry Porter. “But we’re committed to the historic value of the town.”

They’ll spend over $10,000 on the wall, he said.

Marroni removed the wall, installed drain pipes behind it to prevent a future collapse, replaced the original stones and chiseled them to flatten the wall surface. It’s a painstaking process expected to wrap up next week, the fourth week on the job.

But it’s worth it to save a 1794 gem.

Porters’ Pub celebrated 25 years in 2015

“This wall will never come down again,” Marroni said. The wall is to the rear of the building at 700 Northampton St. Porter said the building went up around 1830. Marroni said the wall went up in 1794.

Marroni started as a mason at age 15. By 19, he founded his company. Now he’s 68, specializing in stone work, fireplaces and chimneys.

“We probably do every chimney up on College Hill,” Marroni said.

Porter said his family valued historic preservation since before it became a trend. They spent two years restoring the tavern building after they bought it in 1988.

They restored the cedar clapboard siding and wood shutters before opening in 1990.

Rudy Miller may be reached at rmiller@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow him on Twitter @RudyMillerLV. Find Easton area news on Facebook.

Imperials marching into Easton for ‘Star Wars’ metal band gig

Cosplay is encouraged at the Halloween weekend show.

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This is no standard cantina band.
A metal band specializing in “Star Wars” will march into O…

New plan for proposed urban farm site in Easton

Southern Cross Management came forward last year with plans for the $4.5 million vertical garden in the four-story warehouse.

Plans for an indoor hydroponic farm never took …

Have you seen newspaper carrier who allegedly stole checks?

The 35-year-old also took and used credit card numbers from bills, police say.

Forks Township police are looking for the public’s help in locating a newspaper carrier they s…

‘Payback’ killing witness: Gunman walked in bar doorway and shot

A co-defendant told police he and Jacob Holmes Jr. fled after the shooting and went to have a drink.

An Easton bar owner testified Thursday that one night in 2009 he heard a knoc…

Easton fire chief elected to post with state group

He will serve a two-year term.

Easton fire Chief John Bast was recently elected first vice president of the Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association, according to a news …

In case similar to Easton fatal, Bucks man gets 8 to 20 years

The 25-year-old man was high, fleeing a previous crash and driving without a license.

In a case significantly similar to an Easton court action, a 25-year-old Bucks Cou…