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Borough, police reach agreement

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement regarding a new wage and benefits contract.

Police have been working without a contract since the former one expired Dec. 31, 2011.

At a meeting of borough council Aug. 16, borough lawmakers ratified a three-year-contract with its 10 uniformed police officers. The new agreement materialized hours before the stalemate would have caused the negotiations to move to binding arbitration.

"The police...

Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st...

College Corner

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Whiffen receives degree

Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.

Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.


Local residents enroll

Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo...


Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· "Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" presentation by nationally award winning photographer and editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press Johanna S. Billings – 1 p.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.

· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Luthern Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at:...

Master concept plan moves forward

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Do we want to do it and with which company, the township manager, Alice Rehrig, asked supervisors at the Lehigh Township Aug. 14 meeting.

The "it" was to create a master concept plan.

Rehrig said there is money in the building fund to begin the planning.

Engineer Phil Malitsch said soft costs such as the planning are part of a building budget. He said Hanover Engineering can create a timeline for phasing the work as money becomes available.

Rehrig will check with...

No community ed this fall

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Classes resume Sept. 4 for students, but classes for adults won't begin this fall in Northampton Area School District.

After years of discussion and debate about need and costs, the Community Education Program is being suspended.

The program, which posted a loss last year, may resume early next year.

Community Education Program Coordinator Patricia Gaetaniello handed in her resignation, effective Aug. 22.

The NASD school board voted 5 - 0, with four members absent...

Moore column: Golf tournament set for Sept 15

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Blue Star Mothers is hosting its second annual golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 15, at Whitetail Golf Course.

The tournament features 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner and prizes.

Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and there is a cost for the four-man scramble. The shot gun start is at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Jan Miller at 610-588-7330.


Emmanuel's Lutheran Church is holding an outdoor service Sunday, Sept 2, at 9:30 a.m. This...

Northampton Area Food Bank receives Golden Deeds award

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Exchange Club has added another chapter to its storied "Book of Golden Deeds," by honoring the Northampton Area Food Bank as a 2012 Golden Deeds recipient.

Rev. Martin Nuscher, president of the borough-based food bank, was awarded a plaque on behalf of the food bank and signed the register of the Book of Golden Deeds at a ceremony Aug. 25 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Many former Golden Deeds recipients attended the event honoring the food bank.


Cement Worker of the Month: Michael Detzi, Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Michael Detzi was reared in Wind Gap, graduating from Pius X High School in 1968 where he starred in football and basketball. He recalls, "Our school had a small-town atmosphere. My class consisted of 48 spirited graduates."

The young graduate continued his education at Steubenville College in Ohio. The draft called him to duty in 1971 with training at Fort Dix and Fort Jackson, S.C. He was assigned to the 193rd Infantry Brigade.

"We were sent to Vietnam landing at Da Nang...