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Bath sanitation bills delinquent

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by NELSON QUIÑONES Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Borough Manager Tom Petrucci informed members of council July 1 a total of $49,232.16 is currently outstanding in unpaid sanitation bills.

Petrucci reported the delinquent amounts accumulated over a three-year period. In 2009, 27 liens totaled $9,904.11. In 2010, 39 liens amounted to $23,720.84, and in 2011, 58 liens totaled $15,607.21.

The total in unpaid sanitation bills for 2012 was not available because the bills have been submitted to a collection agency.


Farmers market going strong

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Farmers Market on the upper reaches of Main Street is growing.

Borough council was told at Thursday's meeting the fledging market is adding a fourth vendor.

Victor Rodite, borough planner, said he is optimistic about the farmers market only open two Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. Despite last Tuesday's oppressive heat, the turnout was considered very good.

The two local farmers and a third vendor selling homemade kiffles fared well, with people lining up as soon as...

Allen discusses house numbers

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township supervisors addressed the issue of homes in the township not bearing house numbers.

At the board's July 11 meeting, a committee was named to develop recommendations that the supervisors could adopt. Fire Chief Nick Lalik, Township Manager Ilene Eckhart, Michael Chordas, Gary Behler and Dale Hassler were selected to serve on the committee.

The fire company and ambulance seeks a uniform housing numbering system to make it easier for emergency personnel...

Northampton resident shares cancer story

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

It was a Saturday in early January when Joy, a 45-year-old Northampton resident, found a lump in her right breast.

She shared her story to help readers understand the importance of the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society programs it funds.

The following Monday, Joy, a single mother of two boys ages 13 and 16, saw her doctor. A mammogram and ultrasound revealed an abnormally shaped lump in her right breast and a suspicious node on her right side.

Further tests...


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Columns


· Movie night – 7 p.m. at the Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Movie will be "A Bug's Life." Refreshments. Information: 610-262-7351.

· Christmas in July – Coplay Pool, Second and Keefer streets. Information: 610-262-1778.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.,...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a dispute between a man and woman in the 600 block of Walker Drive.


· A report of 60 CDs stolen from an unlocked vehicle brought officers to the 300 block of East 12th Street.

· A report of a vehicle hitting a corner home brought police to the 100 block of East 21st Street.


· A report that a juvenile removed a wallet from a vehicle...

Coplay Column

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The heat wave has abated a bit, but not without invoking memories of many older citizens.

Very few owned refrigerators in the 1940s. When they did come onto the market, the price was too high for many families.

Many in the borough still remember Gusty Hobel, who operated an open truck delivering blocks of ice. Gusty chipped the frozen blocks of water with an ice pick and used iron hooks with a handle to make the delivery. Children loved the shavings of ice left behind.


Another view

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has generated much public comment.

On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.

The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman was legally justified in defending himself.

Last February, Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, in Sanford, Fla. after Martin attacked Zimmerman by knocking him down and...