Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Gary Butko was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School and vo-tech, specializing in masonry, in 1976.

Gary’s first job was with a bricklaying firm, earning $5 an hour. After a few years, he was employed by MCP, a metal company, for 18 years.

When the plant closed, he started his cement career at Lafarge, recalling, “I started on the tire dock, feeding tires into the plant’s kilns, later transferring to the labor gang and the pack house.”


Special meeting on truck traffic set for Sept. 18

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The large 18-wheel trucks heading into or departing from the large FedEx Ground warehouse in Allen Township are the basis of a special meeting Northampton Borough Councilman Robert McHale has set for 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Participants will discuss the issue of the trucks traveling on streets in Northampton Borough.

McHale reported at the Sept. 5 meeting that the special meeting is being held to get a handle on residents’ concerns regarding the increasing truck traffic in their...

Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,

“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents....

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers responded to a harassment complaint in the unit block of South Second Street.


A disturbance at the Giant Food Store, 202 Chestnut St., between four females was investigated.

The department assisted Pennsylvania State Police in the unit block of North Sixth Street.

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Bath: Get your tickets now for Sept. 14 barbecue dinner

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, will be holding a chicken barbecue dinner 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14. The event will be held indoors.

Advance tickets are needed. Call 610-759-5780.


Lauren’s Hope Dragon Boat Festival is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Evergreen Lake, 2375 Benders Drive, Bath. Lauren’s Hope benefits children with brain injuries.

Besides boat racing, there will be a food truck, vendors, children’s tent, arts and crafts and more....

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Some folks reading this will remember the 1965 hit by Shirley Ellis, titled “The Name Game.” Well, Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC is playing its own version of the ’60s hit.

Having been denied a request to have 155 acres of land in East Allen Township rezoned to light industrial business park for a future warehouse, Rock-Lehigh Valley has taken a new approach to its quest.

In filing an appeal, it now has identified the proposed structure as a logistics center....

Slashed tires reported in Hanover Twp.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are investigating reports of multiple tire slashings in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report, officers were called just before midnight Sept. 4 to the parking lot of Copperhead Grill, 1731 Airport Road, where they found eight vehicles with slashed tires.

They were also called to the parking lots of Hilton Garden Inn, 1787-B Airport Road, and A. Duie Pyle, 2900 Hoover Ave., where 25 vehicles...

Class of 1954 holds its final reunion

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Tears flowed down the cheeks of members of Northampton High School’s Class of 1954, as they sang the school’s alma mater, closing with “Auld Lang Syne,” at the class’ final reunion, held Aug. 16 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center.

Emotions ran deep as classmates embraced, reflecting on their days in high school with Konkrete Kids pride.

“It was wonderful,” attendees said, recalling their days at Northampton High School, which was then on Lincoln Avenue and is now a high-...

Bath council deems sanitation services bids deficient

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In an eyebrow-raising surprise at its Sept. 3 meeting, Bath Borough Council deemed all three bids for sanitation services as deficient.

Deficiencies included spill remediation and waste hauling license issues.

All three companies must submit new bids by Oct. 7 when they will be considered at the next council meeting.

“We were surprised by this,” Marena Rasmus, office administrator, said after the meeting. “These are established haulers. Now, we are on a tight timeline...

Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast will be served Sept. 15

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will have a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. There is a cost.

The event is open to the public.


Reminder: Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a barbecue dinner 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14. It will take place in the upper lot by the picnic stand.

The menu includes half of a barbecue chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll.

Tickets will only be sold in advance. Call Linda at 610-...