Northampton Press

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Keystone will detail company’s expansion plans

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Keystone Cement Company agreed to meet with East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors Dec. 18. The meeting’s intent is to clarify the company’s plans for its operations.

The company was recently purchased by Giant Cement Company and applied for a Department of Environmental Protection permit to continue local operations. Both areas were concerns for local residents.

A recent lawsuit filed by employees was reportedly resolved amicably and workers were reportedly satisfied that...

School board re-elects Gogel, Frantz

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The president and vice president of Northampton Area School District Board of Education were re-elected at the Dec. 2 reorganization meeting.

In separate, unanimous 9-0 votes, David Gogel was re-elected president and Chuck Frantz was elected vice president.

Taking the oath of office were re-elected board members Dr. Michael Baird, John Becker, James Chuss, Robert Mentzell and Gogel. The five re-elected school directors join Chuck Longacre, Ross Makary, Roy Maranki and Frantz,...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

“The future depends on what you do today.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee completed a small act to fulfill Gandhi’s quote. We awarded a $500 scholarship to a hardworking Coplay youngster.

The recipient is a nursing student at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She was a three-year volunteer at Coplay Fire Department as a firefighter.

The recipient currently volunteers at a horse...

District News: Performances planned for the holiday season

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Winter concerts are coming up. Mark your calendar to help kick off your holiday!

• Sixth-grade chorus/Naturals, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, at Northampton Area Middle School

• NAMS and NAHS orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, at Northampton Area High School

• Borough Elementary Schools chorus, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at Siegfried

• Lehigh Elementary School chorus, 7 p.m. Dec. 10

• George Wolf Elementary School band and orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 11

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Moore Elementary School...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 11

Two vehicles were ticketed in the 100 block of Main Street and on Howertown Road.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police on Limestone Street.

A vehicle was tagged and the plate seized in the 400 block of Front Street.

In the 100 block of Front Street, criminal mischief was reported to the department.

A suspicious vehicle on 11th Street was reported. The vehicle was stopped and...

Madden receives certificate

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Sally Madden, librarian at Northampton Area High School, was honored by Northampton Exchange Club as the club’s Outstanding NAHS Faculty Member for October.

She was accorded a certificate and a pen by the Exchange Club. The ceremony was held Nov. 6 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Madden was recognized for her interactions with students and faculty. The nomination for the citation came from her peers.

“As librarian, I am very fortunate to meet...

Northampton: Railroad station open for shopping

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the Siegfried Railroad Station for holiday shopping 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7.

The society will be offering its fundraising items at discounted prices. T-shirts will be half off the original price. Miniatures, collectible plates from the centennial of Northampton and collectible Christmas balls will all be discounted. Other items will also be on sale.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.

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Northampton Area Food...