Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Allen supervisors OK warehouse project

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 13, developer David Jaindl and his team received final approval for a six-warehouse configuration along a new stretch of Seemsville Road. Supervisor Dale Hassler cast the only negative vote.

“I think it is immoral that this development is going in,” he said.

Although none of the supervisors appeared pleased with the outcome, the proposed development was, in fact, allowed on the property. The township’s job was to make the...

People Standing Up!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by KAT SCHNEIDER in Local News

Kathy Novogratz, of Northampton, knew a few things: She knew she loved her town. She knew she wanted to see it grow and become a vibrant center for commerce and community. And she also knew she’d need help if she wanted to see her dreams realized.

“A few years ago, we were sitting on my back porch in the summer by the fire and waxing about the town and how much we loved it,” she said. “We sat there by the fire pit, year after year, and nothing happened. So we decided we have to do...

Bath considers parking meters

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Council’s recent history includes making tough decisions to improve the borough. The council’s public safety committee plans to serve up another potentially difficult decision.

The committee is formulating a plan for council to vote on the installation of parking meters in the historic business district.

After the Aug. 5 meeting, Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito said, “The committee is in a very early stage of the process.”

At this point, the majority of...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a reported assault in the 400 block of Kansas Avenue.

The department handled a report of officer injuries on North Hobson and Lehigh streets.

A mental health call in the 3000 block of North Hobson Street brought out police.

Officers provided a protection-from-abuse service on North Front Street and Eisenhower Circle.

Burglaries on First and Fifth streets...

Catasauqua: Big Wahu Caribbean Band plays Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Big Wahu Caribbean Band will play 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


Revolution Church will be holding a back-to-school bash 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Kids will be treated to games, hot dogs, chips, snow cones and school supplies. There will also be a bouncy house, dunk tank and...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Well, it seems our little country townships have become a magnet for warehouses. Everybody and their brother are looking to build along our two-lane major highways and our cow paths with absolutely no regard to the residents who live here. So now, we are looking at major traffic problems, noise (beep-beep-beep), bright lights, maintenance of our roads and bridges ($$), only to name a few.

But did anyone think about the problems we will incur with the many...

Bath: Museums are open Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17. There will be tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314.


Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having its church picnic...

Another View

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Once again, Americans are grieving and on edge in the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

According to media reports, on the morning of Aug. 3, Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, allegedly drove 650 miles from his home in Allen, Texas, to an El Paso Walmart, where he killed 22 people and injured 24 others.

Less than 24 hours later, Connor Stephen Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, allegedly killed nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, and...

Students receive SkillsUSA certificate

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

“We’re here because of Elmer’s leadership,” said Katie Walter, executive director of SkillsUSA Council.

Walter was speaking to a ballroom full of red-jacketed students during a breakfast ceremony May 23 at Homewood Suites and Conference Center in Center Valley. These students have honed useful skills applicable to the modern demands of the workplace.

Walter presided over the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards ceremonies, where local students were being recognized for their...