Northampton Press

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

STATE POLICE

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...

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade is set for Oct. 17, says Northampton mayor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 17 as Jack Frost Day in recognition of the 71st annual Jack Frost Parade, to be held 7 p.m. that night in the borough.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.

Reenock has also proclaimed Oct. 31 as trick-or-treat night in the borough. This annual Halloween event will run 6-8 p.m. Residents are encourage to participate by turning on their porch lights and greeting the costume-clad youth.

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Northampton Area Historical...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The demolition last month of the two-and-a-half-story Cherryville Hotel, built circa 1767, I’m sure, hardly raised an eyebrow. This was a largely forgotten piece of Lehigh Township history.

For most of its life, the Cherryville Hotel served as the social and commercial center of the township.

In the building’s final function, it housed the Betty Seidel Gift Shop (1949-2001), whose clientele included stars of stage and screen to most presidential first...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 17

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

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

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

MONDAY 21

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Planning...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For the second consecutive year, Republicans on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are saying we don’t need a tax increase. But Lehigh County just borrowed $76 million. We have countless bridges still “waiting” to be fixed. We have no recovery center in a county plagued with addiction. We have employees who are underpaid and a population of seniors and children in need who are underserved.

We’ve seen this before in Lehigh County and are seeing it now in Allentown and with the...