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District News: Northampton Area School District is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in School

Winter break for Northampton Area School District will be from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019. Schools will reopen Jan. 3, 2019.

Have a happy, safe holiday with family and friends!


PTA meetings are scheduled for next year at the following schools.

Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019

Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019

Northampton Area Middle School, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019

George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019...

Bath: New Year’s Eve party planned

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, is having a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. There will be a buffet-style dinner with music starting 7 p.m.

Free beer, soda, signature fountain drinks, hot coffee and tea will be available until 12:30 a.m. Music by DH Productions will be playing all night.

There will also be a Champagne toast at midnight and more.

The event is open to the public.

Contact Kathy or Rich at 610-746-4847 for...

East Allen board hears relocation plan

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

David Jaindl’s team presented a detailed plan to East Allen Township Board of Supervisors Dec. 12 for relocating Seemsville Road to accommodate new warehousing operations.

The controversial development has a group of small warehouses located near Seemsville Road. Early on in the project, it was determined Seemsville Road would need to be relocated in order to accommodate the increased traffic and allow improved access to Route 329. The new Seemsville Road will be on property owned by...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which...

Spring groundbreaking targeted for new Lehigh Elementary

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Lehigh Elementary School project is on track for groundbreaking in spring 2019.

Henry Guarriello, senior project manager at D’Huy Engineering, Bethlehem, outlined the school project timetable at the Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting Dec. 17.

“We are on target,” Guarriello said.

School directors voted unanimously 9-0 at the Dec. 17 meeting to approve, at the recommendation of the administration, two aspects of the Lehigh project: PlanCon Part...

Allen/East Allen townships: Blue Christmas service is planned

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville, 8142 Valley View Road, will hold a special service of support 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

The public is invited to this event, titled “Blue Christmas: A Service of Remembrance and Hope.”

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those of us who are grieving the loss of loved ones, the ending of relationships or struggling with isolation. It can be a particularly lonely time, creating waves of depression and hopelessness.


Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 3

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation on Mickley Road.

A theft from a vehicle in the 400 block of Fifth Street was investigated.

Police responded to an overdose in the 5200 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Criminal mischief in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

The department investigated a disturbance in the 1200 block of Olympic Circle South.


N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 9

Police responded to an animal complaint at Third and Eugene streets.

Officers performed a security check in the 1000 block of Third Street.

DEC. 10

A broken water pipe in the 1100 block of Fifth Street brought police to the scene.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Race Street.

Traffic stops were...