Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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.


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.


Uptown Street Fair marks 30 years

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

‘True community event,’ set for Saturday, is reaching the size it once was

The annual Uptown Street Fair in Northampton is set for Sept. 8.

This free event, sponsored by Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is held on Main Street.

This will be the 30th anniversary from the start of the event.

The fair will feature varied entertainment, food trucks, craft and merchant vendors and more. According to Tony Pristash, chamber president and local business owner, this year’s event will feature more than 100 vendors. This is the largest number of vendors the fair has had in recent years.

Turning the big 100

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart resident will have party with family

Elizabeth Arnold, whose captivating smile and twinkle in her eyes is contagious to staff and residents at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, will be celebrating her 100th birthday Sept. 1.

Elizabeth said she never gave much thought to reaching this milestone birthday. She kept herself busy enjoying her family, gardening, sewing and cooking.

Television and radio were never interests for her. Instead, she focused on people, whether they pass in the hallway or dining room or meet during an activity.

County adds first-ever K-9 to corrections staff

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Dog’s skills are expected to reduce man-hours, cost of drug testing

How much is that doggie in the window? If you’re Northampton County, the answer is nothing.

Thanks to a generous and anonymous donation, the county is acquiring a drug-sniffing Belgian Malinois to add to its corrections staff. The donation will cover both the purchase and training. It will be the first K-9 ever used in the county.

Nothstein cleared of alleged misconduct

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced during an Aug. 24 news conference that he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He said he has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports.

SafeSport generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

Board gets glimpse of new school

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Architects present proposed plan for Lehigh Elementary

A soaring angled roof above a glass-facade entrance with grace notes of two other angled roof lines, echoing the backdrop of Blue Mountain, will greet students in three years when the new Lehigh Elementary School opens.

The design phase of the school project is expected to be completed in December, according to Michael Kelly, AIA, LEED and principal at KCBA Architects, and Jamie Bortz, design professional at KCBA, during their PowerPoint presentation at the Aug. 27 Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting.