Northampton Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

VFW members confront council

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council was confronted at the June 20 meeting by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 members for sending its solicitor to the June 13 meeting of the borough’s zoning hearing board to oppose variance requests that would allow the post to sell the building at 1204 Main St.

Jonathan Wolfer, VFW Post 4714 senior vice commander, led a contingent of 15 officers and members to voice the VFW’s concerns regarding opposition to the sale of the structure to Abra Development,...

Time for fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rachel Frackenthall greeted a host of day campers at East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park June 17.

“We had a couple of sign-ups today, so we are up to 130 kids at camp,” she said.

It’s a great bargain for parents. The kids are well taken care of until 1 p.m.

“We have plenty of activities to keep them busy. We have a lot of counselors who come back to the program because they enjoy it so much,” she said.

The kids had an overwhelming response to what they liked...

‘She was influential’

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Konkrete Kids and residents in Northampton Area School District will remember a legendary coach every time they swim at the Gwen L. Whildin Natatorium at Northampton Area Middle School.

The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 24 meeting to approve a proclamation honoring Whildin, a Northampton Area High School swimming coach for 25 years and NAHS physical education teacher for 32 years.

Whildin, 66, died Jan. 21 after battling diabetes. She was on dialysis...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 16

Police were on the scene of a DUI and drug call at Second and Eugene streets.

A report of a fight brought officers to the 300 block of Chapel Street.

The department investigated a civil matter in the 1000 block of Second Street.

Disturbances on Chapel and Second streets were investigated.

JUNE 17

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Front...

Teacher, mentor hosts Youngiefest

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.

Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.

Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County...

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 17

Officers responded to a juvenile complaint in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

A domestic matter in the 100 block of South Third Street brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a report of harassment between two tenants in the unit block of South Second Street.

A dog running loose in the 200 block of South Fourth Street was reported.

In the area of North Ruch and...

Allen/East Allen townships: NASD car show to be held July 27

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The fifth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 27 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, East Allen Township.

Registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 preregistered cars. Awards will be presented 3 p.m.

All makes, models and years of cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors are welcome. The event will also include door prizes, a tricky tray, food, a deejay, craft show and flea market....

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 10

A driver was cited in the 200 block of Race Street.

A theft from a vehicle took place in the 600 block of St. John Street.

In the 200 block of Howertown Road, police assisted a citizen who fell.

Officers marked vehicles in the 500 block of Pine Street.

A driver was cited and the vehicle towed in the 200 block of Race Street.

Police assisted Lehigh County Adult Probation at...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 27

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

JULY

MONDAY 1

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

TUESDAY 2

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491...