Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bath: Send your suggestions for Bath Borough motto

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Borough of Bath is asking for the public’s help in creating a motto that will capture the importance and spirit of the borough. The competition for the new motto runs until Sept. 6 and is open to all members of the public, not just residents of Bath.

There is no limit to the number of mottos you submit; however, each motto must be no more than 10 words and not copied from another town.

To submit a motto, email it to


Monday, August 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 13

• Guitar Hero tournament (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 to sixth grade), 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. VBS will continue until Aug. 17. Information and registration:

AUG. 14

• Community heroes night, 5-8 p.m., in the...

Bath inaugurates new borough hall

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

During a well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 6, Bath Borough Council and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito officially celebrated the move to the new borough hall, located at 121 S. Walnut St.

This historic event took place in front of a packed house of residents, dignitaries and former and current elected officials.

Liz Weaver, of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was the emcee. The chamber leader, Tony Iannelli, was present and congratulated Bath for this...

Rental ordinance tabled till Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Expect the unexpected.

The suggestion became reality Aug. 2 when, instead of voting on the revised apartment ordinance, Northampton Borough Council tabled the decision until September.

The ordinance regarding apartment inspections was first adopted in May with a one-vote margin. It was vetoed in June by Mayor Thomas Reenock, then revised and back before council last week.

The debate and postponement continue, as the issue is now tabled until council’s Sept. 6 meeting. To...

Coplay: Charity event is planned for Saturday

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Each year, Sunday Pool League hosts a charity pool tournament and fundraiser to benefit a local cause or organization. This year, the league is pleased to announce that proceeds will be donated to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, Lehigh Valley.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has one goal — to bring permanence to the lives of waiting children and youths. Through foster care, foster-to-adopt (legal-risk placements), special needs and domestic adoption, Diakon focuses on uniting...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a report of juveniles breaking bottles at the basketball courts in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

Officers were on the scene to assist with a landlord/tenant dispute in the 200 block of South Front Street.

In the unit block of North Fourth Street, police responded to a neighbor dispute.

Two juveniles harassing an individual in the 100 block of South Second Street were...

Allen planners review Tranquil Meadows development plan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Edward John Deichmeister, owner of S&D Land Development LLC, presented a sketch plan of his proposed residential development to the Allen Township Planning Commission at its meeting July 16. The plan is for a revised development called Tranquil Meadows. An earlier plan for the property was called Quarry Hill Estates.

The new plan calls for a series of predominantly one-bedroom apartment or condominium units in a multifamily apartment block. The project is targeted to seniors but...

Fighting Hunger: Programs help adults, children buy farmers market produce

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

Please cut out this article and post at your workplaces, faith-based organizations, banks and post offices — but more importantly, give it to people you know who would help WIC recipients and seniors.

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provide WIC recipients and low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from approved farmers in Pennsylvania. Each eligible recipient...

Weather delays beam delivery

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After the July 20 beam delivery for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge tied up traffic and fascinated onlookers, all kinds of questions are coming to the fore. Here are a few answers.

Is the project on schedule? The work is currently ahead of schedule, but it is far too early in the project to make a prediction.

There are thousands of open tasks lining the walls of the manager’s Gantt chart. The next major task is to get more beams over to the Coplay side of the bridge.


Allen/East Allen townships: Send in your news!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Do you have news to share with our readers? Email the information to, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.


Clam night at Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will be held 4 p.m. Aug. 11.

The event is first come, first served and is open to the public.


Lappawinzo Fish and Game will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 19.

There is a cost.

The event is open to the public...