Northampton Press

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Coplay: Trick-or-treat night to be held Oct. 25

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough residents are reminded to welcome the costumed youngsters by turning on their front porch lights for trick-or-treat night 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25.

Police will have an extra presence in patrols across the borough.


The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission will hold its annual historical walk beginning 9 a.m. Oct. 26.

The free community walk forms at the parkway barn off Church Street, north of MacArthur Road.


The Community Days committee...

Lehigh Township: Basket bazaar, bake sale set

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The fall basket bazaar and bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Berlinsville.

The kitchen will also be open.

For more information, call 610-767-3107.


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at


Monday, October 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 21

• Game night, 5 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Open mic and jam, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

OCT. 22

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Oct. 31. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

• Adult...

School board names girls lacrosse coach

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at its Oct. 14 meeting to approve, on recommendation of the administration, Kandiss Schrader as the Northampton Area High School head girls lacrosse coach for the 2019-20 school year at a compensation of $7,713.

Girls lacrosse is an NASD-funded sports program in the 2019-20 academic year. The season begins in spring 2020.

Schrader, NAHS Class of 1996, went to Fairfield University, Connecticut, on a...

East Allen introduces 2020 draft budget

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the end of its workshop meeting Oct. 9, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors conducted an in-depth review of its 2020 budget. The budget will be posted once it is approved.

The board did discuss increasing the services of the zoning officer. Presently, the officer is in the office for three days and is not able to keep up with the demand. There is an option to hire an additional zoning officer, but the cost for another permanent employee is questionable.


Coplay: Anniversary closing event set for Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Borough 150th anniversary closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Emil Schanta and his polka band will kick off the celebration 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Frantic Freddy Milander will bring his original oldies and sock hop reunion show 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be prizes for best dressed, male and female, couples, clothing and hair styles.

Ten-piece dance band Flirtin’ with the Mob, featuring Coplay natives Larry Meixner...

Armed robbery reported at Hanover jewelry store

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating an armed robbery that took place Oct. 10 at Kay Jewelers in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report, officers were called to 944 Airport Center Drive just after 10 a.m. A male, described as wearing a black hoodie and ski mask and carrying an orange bag, walked into the store, pointed a handgun at employees and stole about $20,000 worth of jewelry and $140 in cash from the register,...

Another View

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Supreme Court heard a few landmark cases for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community Oct. 8. Two of the cases dealt with alleged discrimination against gay employees. The third involved a transgender employee.

The first two cases involve the late Donald Zarda, an employee of a sky-diving company, and Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services coordinator, who were both terminated from their jobs allegedly after being identified as gay. Zarda made a reference...