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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave...

State police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police report record

The Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville, recently reported it set a single-year record for DUI arrests, proactive enforcement, incidents investigated and criminal arrests in 2012.

For the year 2012, state police reported 527 arrests for DUI, 9,620 traffic citations, 13,286 incidents investigated, 1,101 criminal arrests and 5,104 warnings issued


Trailer found with marijuana

State police on Feb. 4 at 10:45 p.m. discovered a goose...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for spring sports are under way at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 (must turn 12 after May 1) are eligible to play T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.

Registration is being held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.


Don't forget the Gov. Wolf Historical Society's antique show set for March 2 and 3 at...

Allow your children to amaze you

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A disturbance between a man and woman brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a complaint of noise in the 300 block of Howertown Road.


· A report of theft brought police to the 100 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Church Street....

Pennies for a good cause

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in School

Looking over thousands of pennies – along with a sprinkling of nickels, dimes and quarters and some paper money – at Col. John Siegfried Elementary School, Northampton, are students, from left, Emma Statler, Anastasia Regel, Magnus Hanson, Jadyn Fehnel, Caroline Bischof, Gianna Winkelbauer, Kavina Zambrano and Emma Gundrum. The school held its annual student council "Pennies for Patients" campaign. Student council advisor and teacher Gary Pierzga said kindergarten through sixth grade, each...

Coplay column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Open space is a hot button topic when it comes to farmland preservation and urban sprawl.

In Coplay, there is a wide spread belief the borough has little open space left and that the community is built up to the hilt. However, the town is greener than some might think.

A 4-acre plus tract on land previously owned by the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company is currently on the market. It is located on the northern fringe of the borough, off Chestnut Street between the Whitehall...

MEM execs out on bail

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Two executives of Municipal Energy Managers Inc. (MEM), of Moscow, Lackawanna County, surrendered to authorities Thursday, Feb. 14.

Robert J. Kearns, president of MEM, and Patrick McLaine, secretary and treasurer of MEM, were arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking by District Judge Robert C. Halal on charges stemming from the alleged theft of more than $160,000 from the Borough of Coplay.

Kearns and McLaine were released on $250,000 unsecured bail.

A Northampton...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Plan to attend the winter program this month sponsored by the Lehigh Township Historical Society. It takes place Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, in Cherryville.

Speaker Dave Schneck will present a program and talk about the years he played baseball with the New York Mets. You will learn what his life was like as a professional baseball player.

Following the program will be a time for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

The program with...