Northampton Press

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Congratulations, seniors!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in School

Signs and decorations have been placed throughout Northampton Borough in recognition of Northampton Area High School seniors, congratulating them on soon becoming Class of 2020 graduates.

A commencement ceremony is planned for 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Al Erdosy Stadium on the Northampton Area School District campus. Rain dates are 9 a.m. July 25 and 7:30 p.m. July 26.

These photos list the student and his or her future plan.

Coplay: Municipal building now open

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The three-month shutdown at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., has ended. The doors to borough offices and the police station are open to the public this week.

According to borough officials, the aerobics classes and fitness center remain closed.


Outdoor dining has returned to Samuel Owens Restaurant & Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

There are 24 seats available on the west side of the restaurant. The restaurant continues to offer delivery and takeout...

East Allen will hold kids’ summer camp

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting May 28, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with the summer camp program at Bicentennial Park.

Camp is slated to start June 29 for six weeks until the first week in August. Frantz wants to target the 7- to 10-year-old age group.

The cost is higher than previous years, and there are fewer benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping the costs down was necessary because only half of the usual number of campers will be...

Birthday brigade

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, Bath Borough Council members, Bath American Legion Post 470, Bath Fire Department, family, friends and neighbors saluted Bath resident Martin Dobis in celebration of his 95th birthday May 30.

A surprise mini-parade by his home on Main Street greeted Dobis, a decorated World War II veteran.

Beth Beers, Dobis’ daughter, along with several others, helped organize the event.

When asked if her father saw combat, Beers said, “He...

Exchange Club cancels Community Days fair in July

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Exchange Club has made the decision to cancel its Community Days fair, scheduled for July, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event features live bands, carnival rides and more. A fireworks display always ends the final night with a bang.

The organization has no plans to reschedule the event for later in the year. Reportedly, there was discussion of attempting a family picnic later in the summer, but that idea has not gained momentum.


Coplay police

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 11

Police responded to a report of a dog running loose in the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police at Second and Walnut streets and Catasauqua police on Sixth Street.

MAY 12

A drug complaint in the unit block of North Front Street brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a bank alarm at BB&T Bank inside Giant Food Store, 202...

Catasauqua: Area moving to yellow phase

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh and Northampton counties will move to the yellow phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5.

In this phase, the most severe restrictions go away, including the stay-at-home order.

Other mitigation efforts remain in place as more of the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public health indicators.

The yellow phase means large gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited; businesses with in-person operations...

Northampton Area Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2019-20 academic year.


Grade 6: Yousef Amr Abbady, Damian Joshua Albeck, Angelo Rocco Amato, Amaya Luz Arias Vargas, Matthew Stephen Armstrong, William Maxwell Barney, Jack Matthew Bendekovits, Hayden Lilly Bilheimer, Jeffrey Peter Bittmann, Charles David Burrell, Jack Chambers, Alyssa Darlene Chromey, Logan Palmer Cupples, Coy Rocco Daubert...


Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported, as of June 2, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 72,894.

There are 399,361 patients who have tested negative to date. The statewide number of deaths is 5,667.

In Northampton County, 3,108 positive cases and 14,205 negative cases have been reported.

In Lehigh County, 3,780 positive cases and 14,892 negative cases have been reported.