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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Borough collects $785,000 in early refuse fees

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton has collected a hefty sum from borough property owners who have taken advantage of discounts on their 2013 garbage bills.

At last Thursday's meeting, Councilman Robert Coleman, administration and finance chairman, reported the borough collected $785,000 on refuse bills for this year.

The final day to receive a reduced rate on the refuse bills was Feb. 15. Bills can be paid at the face amount from now until April 1, when a penalty will be assessed....

Bond refinancing to save $2.5 million

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District is realizing a savings of more than $2.5 million in refinancing costs after restructuring bonds during an Internet auction.

"You did an excellent job in maintaining your excellent credit rating," Jamie L. Doyle, director, Public Financial Management Inc., NASD financial consultant, told administrators and school board members at the Feb. 11 meeting.

A total of 88 bids came from 10 underwriters. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC was the apparent...

Special guest

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Bath Mayor Donald Wunderler waves to the crowd at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Luncheon Feb. 14. He attended the function as the special guest of chamber member Shari Noctor, who also chairs the local Relay for Life. Wunderler, along with mayors from Northampton, Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Allentown, has agreed to proclaim June 22-23 as "Relay Weekend." See the Relay for Life column.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Vandalism reported

Coplay Police were called Feb.22 to the 100 block of South Front Street for a report of vandalism.

Police said the license plate bracket had been broken off the parked 1994 Ford camper and a Duralast battery valued at $150 had been taken from the vehicle.

Police are investigating.

Police respond to disturbance

A disturbance Feb. 20 shortly after 9 p.m. brought police to a residence in the 100 block of South Front Street.


Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

The annual Spring Basket Social at St. Nicholas Church, Berlinsville, will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winners are notified by phone Sunday afternoon.

There will be a bake sale, the kitchen will be open, and nut roll will be available for purchase.

The event is held in the social hall of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), Walnutport.

For more information, call...


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS with a patient with chest pain in the in the 200 block of Front Street.

· A report of a suspicious phone call brought police to the 200 block of Wood Street for a citizen assist.


· A missing juvenile on probation brought officers to the 200 block of High Street.

· Police went to the 100 block of Bridge Street to assist a woman who had fallen...

State police

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

U.S. Luge Team sleds lost, found

Police were called to Airport Road near Old Carriage Road in East Allen Township Feb. 15 to investigate a report of lost sleds owned by the U.S. Luge Team Association of Lake Place, N.Y.

Police said the rear door of a box truck opened and sleds owned by the U.S. Luge Team fell off the truck and onto the road.

In a separate incident report issued Feb. 22, police reported a citizen who lives near Route 248 on Dannersville Road found the...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Columns

St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown, will hold a Holiday Happenings fundraiser Sunday, March 17, at the church, located at 22 Atlas Road.

The event is sponsored by the senior choir. Vernell Hawkins, the church's organist, is the Holiday Happenings coordinator.

Groups of church members are asked to sponsor and decorate one of the 12 monthly tables – for example, January's table has a New Year's Eve theme and February's table will be decorated for Valentine's Day. There...