Northampton Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Another View

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Is keeping a pet ethical?

I recently started reading the book “Run, Spot, Run” by Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist, after reading an interview where she discussed the ethics of keeping a pet.

In an Aug. 1 theguardian.com article, “Should We Stop Keeping Pets? Why More and More Ethicists Say Yes,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Pierce said she began questioning the idea of pet ownership after she saw a man bring a tub of live baby rats to her local pet store, as she was purchasing crickets for her daughter’s gecko.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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An alarm sounded in the 1600 block of Washington Street.

At 13th and Race streets, officers assisted Catasauqua police with the report of a motor vehicle accident.

In the 100 block of Front Street, police assisted Catasauqua officers.

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An abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Howertown Road was reported to the department.

A report of harassment in the 1000 block of Third Street was filed with the department.

Senior ride

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

NORCO

According to the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, a new program for seniors provides rides without them having to use public transportation or a taxi.

GoGoGrandparent was founded by a young man living with his grandmother who didn’t want a smartphone but wanted to use a ride service. The national company provides rides with companies such as Uber and Lift without the rider having to use a smartphone to use an on-demand car service.

Moore Township: Salem United Church of Christ plans peach festival Saturday

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having a peach festival 3-9 p.m. Aug. 12. There will be food, games, a cake walk, 50/50 prize raffle and bingo.

Live music will be by Dan Flok and The Ravens.

In case of rain, food will be sold inside the church from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at 610-759-1652.

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Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 2715 Mountain View Drive, is having a movie night Aug. 12. The film shown will be “Woodlawn.”

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 31

In the 200 block of Center Street, police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle.

A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers conducted a welfare check in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

The theft of cast iron radiators in the unit block of North Eighth Street brought out police.

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Damage to a traffic light pole at North Second and Chestnut streets was reported.

Officers conducted a welfare check at Giant, 202 Chestnut St.

Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No minimum hours are required.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 28

A theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Washington Avenue was reported to police. Money was reported taken.

Officers responded to a neighbor complaint in the 500 block of East 11th Street.

In the 1700 block of Main Street, a cellphone was taken from a bench outside of a residence, police said.

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