Northampton Press

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District News: Concerts set for Thursday, Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Enjoy some holiday concerts in the Northampton Area School District.

George Wolf Elementary chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Lehigh Elementary School band and chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Northampton Area High School chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, in the auditorium of the school

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NAHS’ PTSA group will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the high school.

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Winter break for NASD will be from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019....

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 1

A domestic dispute between a male and female in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue was reported.

DEC. 3

The department said extension cords were cut in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. Decorations were not taken, police said.

In the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue, a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident occurred. The driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

DEC. 4

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Northampton police contract is approved

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council approved a 4-percent annual salary boost for its uniformed police officers at its Nov. 29 meeting.

The eight-member council unanimously approved the new wage and benefits contract — 12 percent over the three-year pact — for the 11 officers in the bargaining unit.

The police chief’s salary is set separately by council.

“Each year of the new contract, they will receive a 4-percent pay increase,” LeRoy Brobst, borough manager, explained.

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Giordano discusses career at meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

In an address at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Middle Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs, Emil Giordano reported his leaving his seat on the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas was to bring his experience to the people.

Giordano said he thought long and hard of what he wanted to do moving forward in his career and decided he wanted to return to being a private attorney to be “close to the people.”

He is pursuing his interest in becoming an arbitrator. Giordano said it...

Council OKs preliminary budget

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council members unanimously voted not to hike 2019 real estate taxes during their Dec. 6 meeting.

Council members lauded borough Manager LeRoy Brobst for his diligence in presenting a budget with no frills and retaining the property tax at its present 10-mill level.

Brobst credited the administration’s personnel for their major contributions to the budget process.

Borough lawmakers voted unanimously to preliminarily approve the general budget,...

Northampton: Head to Roxy for holiday fun

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.

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Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

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Moore Township: Point Phillips club to host block shoot, ham raffle

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a .22-caliber block shoot and ham raffle 7-10 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets are available at the bar.

Point Phillips will be hosting the Banned from the Ranch band for a Christmas carol sing-along 7-10 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is having a fill-the-box cookie sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16.

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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 26

In the 700 block of Second Street, a dispute over the placement of garbage occurred.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend took place in the 400 block of Race Street.

NOV. 27

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., a theft occurred. The case was referred to Northampton Borough police.

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Church Street. The dogs were reunited with...

Lehigh Township: Final festival is Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Your last chance to experience the Festival of Trees will be 4-9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the red barn above the north parking lot at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Come out and see a live nativity, Christmas videos, Christmas trees, refreshments and more.

All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan Church missions.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org.

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Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township...

Coplay police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 3

Police investigated a report of fraud in the unit block of South Second Street.

The department responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of South Second Street.

DEC. 4

A suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Center Street was investigated.

A female’s wallet was found in the 600 block of North 19th Street and turned into police.

DEC. 5

Officers responded to a...