Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

Police investigated a fight outside a residence in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers were on the scene in the 100 block of South Front Street for reports of threats being made to a juvenile.

A warning was issued for a registration violation during a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Second Street.

SEPT. 25

Police provided protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of South Front Street.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 4

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 8

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 9

Hahn to host event in Nazareth

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior expo

State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-138rd) invites senior citizens, their families and caregivers to her annual senior expo 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company, 155 Firehouse Drive, Nazareth.

“My staff and I are looking forward to again spending time with our neighbors and friends who come out every year,” Hahn said. “With nearly 70 vendors scheduled to attend, this event is a great opportunity for them to check out the many local, state and federal service providers that are available.”

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 14

An abandoned vehicle in the 1600 block of Poplar Street was reported.

In the unit block of West 10th Street, officers investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female.

SEPT. 15

Police said a hit-and-run accident in the 2400 block of Dewey Avenue occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side rear door.

SEPT. 19

Coplay: Historical society plans bingo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a cash bingo Oct. 5 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the calling starts 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.

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Coplay Public Library is hosting a book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

There will also be a basket raffle. Winners will be drawn 4 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The rain date is Oct. 23.

Northampton Area Public Library: Basket social set for Oct. 5

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library’s annual autumn basket social is Oct. 5. Doors open 6 p.m., tickets stop being sold 7:45 p.m., and numbers are pulled starting 8 p.m.

You do not need to be present to win.

In addition, this year there will be big-ticket items, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and food for purchase.

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Teen Read Week will be Oct. 7-13. Get caught reading at the library, and receive a prize!

Take part in our bookmark contest following the theme “It’s Written in the Stars ... Read.”

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Northampton: Boy Scout Troop 93 to serve spaghetti

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Boy Scout Troop 93 is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

In addition to the pasta meal, salad, drinks and dessert are included.

There is a cost. Children age 6 and under can eat for free.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. John’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Emil Schanta will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 10 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Election Policy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 6 General Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 10

An assault in the 3300 block of North Fourth Street brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a disturbance in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

A theft occurred in the 5500 block of Summit Street.

A suspicious vehicle on Third Street was reported.

Police were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

Officers responded to an animal complaint on Chestnut Street.

Trunk-or-treat event planned

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A in Whitehall, 2610 MacArthur Road, is hosting its second annual trunk-or-treat event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23.

This community event allows children to trick or treat in a unique way. Children will be able to walk around and receive treats at cars that were registered to participate.

There will be other activities as well, such as face painting, a deejay and a balloon artist.

Rain date for the event is Oct. 24.