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Monday, July 16, 2018


Monday, July 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Sheet music art (for teens in grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. VBS will continue until July 20.

• Special services with the Jimmy J. Millikin musical and evangelistic family of Claremore, Okla., 7 p.m., at Northampton Assembly of God, 3449 Cherryville Road. The...

Beams for bridge project are expected

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

It appears as a minor entry on the project manager’s Gantt chart — “deliver beams.” However, it could be a fascinating experience.

Trumbull Corporation is the lead contractor for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge project. The beams to support the roadway for the new bridge are 121 feet long.

Allen Township officials asked the drivers to make the move at night to reduce traffic congestion.

The lead driver made a logical argument that this is going to be a tough task in the...

Board OKs advertising ordinance

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council revisited the apartment rental ordinance at the July 5 meeting and voted to advertise the proposed ordinance and then hold a public hearing. Councilman Ed Pany cast the sole no vote.

The ordinance was adopted by council May 17 by a narrow margin, then vetoed by Mayor Thomas Reenock June 7.

A few major changes were made to the document to allow for another vote on the bill at the council meeting in August or September.

Councilman Robert McHale...

Christmas City fest set for July 21

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


PAJAZZ, the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective, a nonprofit educational organization, will host the third Christmas City summer jazz festival July 21 at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road.

Doors open noon, with music 1-10 p.m.

The headliner is Jeff “Tain” Watts, of Easton, a six-time Grammy Award winner and Modern Drummer Magazine poll-winning drummer. He currently plays with Ravi Coltrane and Joey Calderazzo. Group members include Craig Kastelnik, Pat...

Catasauqua: Catty park to host live music

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents The Cherry Bombs 7-10 p.m. July 13.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association announces the summer hours for the Biery House Museum and Art Gallery. The museum will be open 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month until September.

The museum features many items of Catasauqua’s significant history....


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, chief financial officer, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association; Robin Quillon, publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown; and myself were meeting in a conference room just outside of the newsroom at the same newspaper that would be the topic of breaking news just a couple of hours later.

I remember one victim who walked by me — sunglasses, hat and a grumpy hello, and I...

Nursing reactivation review sessions set

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Northampton Community College is offering free information sessions about its RN and LPN reactivation and review classes.

The sessions will be geared to nursing professionals with inactive or international licenses wishing to re-enter the workforce.

These information sessions will be held 6 p.m. July 23 at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, and 6 p.m. July 24 at the Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville.

The classes will...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A pool flotation device in the Lehigh River around the 700 block of Front Street was reported to police.

A truck took wires down in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a report of a low-hanging wire brought police to the area.

Officers and the department’s K-9 assisted Whitehall police in the 2100 block of North First Avenue.

Police assisted Lehigh...