Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Register by March 22

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police Testing

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6, and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

The agencies participating at this time include the police departments of Whitehall Township, Coplay Borough, Catasauqua Borough, Coopersburg Borough, Emmaus Borough, South Whitehall...

Residents learn run, hide, fight strategy

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by BILL LEINER in Local News

At the March 6 Bath Neighborhood Watch meeting, residents received active shooter training. Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky led the training and somber meeting.

Branosky emphasized the run, hide, fight strategy being taught nationwide to workplaces, churches, schools and other vulnerable locations.

Past mass shootings, such as Columbine, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech, were discussed.

Potential violence indicators were reviewed. They are drug use,...

Catasauqua: Bag sale ends March 23

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The bag sale at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will end March 23.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The store will be closed the week of March 25 for cleaning and changeover. The store will reopen April 1 with all new clothing for spring and summer.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat...

Coplay: St. John’s plans community dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will host a chicken potpie dinner 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the social hall.

The public is invited to this community dinner.


Reservations and tickets for Coplay’s 150th anniversary gala, to be held April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, are now available at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., or by calling 610-262-6088.

The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, a family-style dinner, entertainment and more.


Northampton: Grace UCC to serve Lenten crab cake dinners

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 22 and 29.

Dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:...

Another View

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For months, I have been looking for a good nutritional plan/diet I can follow that would help me change my poor eating habits; however, choosing one has not been easy.

Even after months of researching different plans, I am more confused by the nutritional information I have read on the Internet.

As I still have not found one that fits all my specific nutritional goals, I opted to begin eating healthy, nutritious foods in March.

And, what better timing, as March is...

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a business alarm in the 100 block of South Second Street.

The department assisted with a fire call in the 300 block of Center Street.

An abandoned vehicle in the 300 block of Margaret Drive was reported.

Police assisted a citizen in the 200 block of South Second Street.

Parking complaints on North Front, Center and North Fourth streets were addressed.


Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


No-parking signs were issued in the 500 block of Walnut Street.

In the 200 block of Howertown Road, a dog was found.

On Front Street, a vehicle stop was conducted. The owner was cited.

Police investigated a noise complaint in the 100 block of Milton Street. The report said children were yelling.

A wire was down on Race Street. The utility company was notified.