Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

School board names girls lacrosse coach

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at its Oct. 14 meeting to approve, on recommendation of the administration, Kandiss Schrader as the Northampton Area High School head girls lacrosse coach for the 2019-20 school year at a compensation of $7,713.

Girls lacrosse is an NASD-funded sports program in the 2019-20 academic year. The season begins in spring 2020.

Schrader, NAHS Class of 1996, went to Fairfield University, Connecticut, on a...

East Allen introduces 2020 draft budget

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the end of its workshop meeting Oct. 9, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors conducted an in-depth review of its 2020 budget. The budget will be posted once it is approved.

The board did discuss increasing the services of the zoning officer. Presently, the officer is in the office for three days and is not able to keep up with the demand. There is an option to hire an additional zoning officer, but the cost for another permanent employee is questionable.


Armed robbery reported at Hanover jewelry store

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating an armed robbery that took place Oct. 10 at Kay Jewelers in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report, officers were called to 944 Airport Center Drive just after 10 a.m. A male, described as wearing a black hoodie and ski mask and carrying an orange bag, walked into the store, pointed a handgun at employees and stole about $20,000 worth of jewelry and $140 in cash from the register,...

Another View

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Supreme Court heard a few landmark cases for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community Oct. 8. Two of the cases dealt with alleged discrimination against gay employees. The third involved a transgender employee.

The first two cases involve the late Donald Zarda, an employee of a sky-diving company, and Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services coordinator, who were both terminated from their jobs allegedly after being identified as gay. Zarda made a reference...

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade is set for Oct. 17, says Northampton mayor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 17 as Jack Frost Day in recognition of the 71st annual Jack Frost Parade, to be held 7 p.m. that night in the borough.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.

Reenock has also proclaimed Oct. 31 as trick-or-treat night in the borough. This annual Halloween event will run 6-8 p.m. Residents are encourage to participate by turning on their porch lights and greeting the costume-clad youth.


Northampton Area Historical...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The demolition last month of the two-and-a-half-story Cherryville Hotel, built circa 1767, I’m sure, hardly raised an eyebrow. This was a largely forgotten piece of Lehigh Township history.

For most of its life, the Cherryville Hotel served as the social and commercial center of the township.

In the building’s final function, it housed the Betty Seidel Gift Shop (1949-2001), whose clientele included stars of stage and screen to most presidential first...


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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


Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Planning...