Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Candidates forum is May 2

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.

Charles W. Dent, of the former 15th Congressional District, is retiring in 2018 after 13...

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event is April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 28 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to Eugene Goldfeder, Jeffrey Mac- Hose, the Rev. George F. Spieker, Jillian Emert, Pat Kerin and Betty Miller.

The commission recognizes worthy individuals or organizations who have made a difference in the community by planting a tree and dedicating it at the annual Arbor Day celebration. This is an...

District news: NAHS art show is tonight

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School will be holding its art show 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight, April 26. The talents of many students will be displayed.


Tomorrow, April 27, the high school band concert will be performed. It begins 7 p.m. and is held in the auditorium of the high school.


The 2018 Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

Selections of this year’s event, titled “Awesome Overtures,” include...

March weather keeps Moore Twp. fire, police, road crew busy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

At the April 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company reported there were 16 fires in the township during March. With the snowy, windy weather, the department had 171 calls in 30 days. Along with fires, calls included numerous wires and trees down throughout the township.

Moore Township Police Chief Gary West reported numerous police calls and incidents throughout March. They resulted in four arrests — one for theft, two for...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 200 block of Front Street.

An unwanted person in the 700 block of Locust Street was investigated.

A welfare check was conducted in the 700 block of Grove Street.


Police performed a traffic stop on Eugene Street.

Officers assisted...

Open house is planned

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is holding a spring open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28.

It will be held at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

Guests are invited to a Q&A to learn about Islamic and Muslim culture, visit cultural stations, sample cuisine, take guided tours of the center and more.

Modest dress is requested of guests. Casual pants, jeans and long skirts are acceptable.

For more information, contact...

Coplay police

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a vehicle repossession at Center and Strawberry streets.

The department addressed a noise complaint in the unit block of South Second Street.


A fight in progress involving 50 people brought police to the 100 block of Cherry Street.

An abandoned vehicle in the 1200 block of Poplar Street was reported.


A hit-and-run accident in...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


A fire in the 4500 block of Cairo Drive brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated a theft in the 2500 block of Eberhart Road.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road, Fifth Street and Spruce Street were reported.

Police investigated suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Juniper Drive.

In the 4700 block of Main Street, a suspicious person was investigated.

A hazardous...