Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers checked on the welfare of a female in the 1500 block of Newport Avenue.

Police assisted an outside agency in the 1400 block of Washington Avenue.

An unwanted male in the 300 block of East 12th Street was reported to the department.

A hit and run in the 1900 block of Main Street occurred. Police said a legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the rear bumper and driver-side...


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township...

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police provided protection-from-abuse service in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive.

Parking complaints on Maple and North Sixth streets were received.

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of North Second Street.


Police responded to a neighbor dispute in the unit block of South Second Street.

An animal complaint in the unit block of North Fifth Street was...

Council holds final gathering at Bath borough hall

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Council held its last meeting at the current borough hall, at Washington and Penn streets, June 4. The next council meeting, 6 p.m. July 11, will take place at the newly renovated borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

An open house for the community is planned for 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony 6 p.m. Council will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m.

The planning for Bath Community Days is ongoing. The annual weeklong celebration will be held July 22-...

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.


The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a possible burglary in progress in the 800 block of Willow Drive.

Officers investigated a hit and run at Third and Liberty streets.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Found property at American and Chapel streets was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted on Grove Street.



Borough will no longer provide crossing guard assistance

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

A decades-old practice by the Borough of Northampton to provide crossing guards near schools has ended, effective at the close of Northampton Area School District schools for summer vacation.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst made the announcement at the April 19 meeting of Northampton Borough Council, which had been on board with ceasing to provide crossing guards at the borough’s expense.

Police Chief Bryan Kadingo said the NASD administration has been advised of the borough’s...

E. Allen supervisors get ambulance corps update

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jonathon Kopishke, recently elected as captain of the East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Justine Huber, president, presented the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors with an update at its meeting June 13.

The ambulance corps has 32 operational members, with 15 considered active. The others fill in on occasion, as needed. There are four administrative staff, with two active. There are 11 paid members, with six running regularly.

“On the staff, only eight of...

Allen/East Allen townships: Township offices closed July 4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


The fourth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 28 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane (off Colony Drive), East Allen Township. The rain date is July 29.

Time of the event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration 9 a.m.-noon. Awards will be distributed 3 p.m.

Come on out and enjoy viewing...