Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Monday, January 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 13

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 14

• Winnie the Pooh party, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire...

Borough council OKs 2020 budget with tax hike

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

The 2020 budget was adopted by Northampton Borough Council at its Dec. 19, 2019, meeting.

The budget includes the purchase of a new aerial firetruck and a new police vehicle, the addition of a police officer and a public works employee, equipment for the public works department and the installation of a pavilion at the swimming pool.

The projected $6.97 million in expenditures is supported by a 10.5-mill real estate rate, a half-mill hike from 2019. It is the first time in four...

Lehigh Valley Press parent company rebrands

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

The name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.

“Our mission is to inform and entertain our readers, preserve the history of our local community and service the needs of local businesses and individuals with diverse media solutions.”

With a strong lineage that can trace its history back to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times well over a century ago, the Times News — the sister daily paper of the Lehigh Valley Press — continues to adapt and has rebranded.

As of today,...

Municipalities to discuss trucks Jan. 13

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

A coalition of municipalities impacted by the trucks headed to and from the sprawling FedEx Ground warehouse in Allen Township will meet Jan. 13 to discuss possible solutions to keep the 18-wheelers off nondesignated routes.

Northampton Borough took the lead in confronting the issue after a group of borough residents met with Councilman Robert McHale regarding their concerns, primarily the trucks observed on Howertown Road.

Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst has taken the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

Officers investigated reports that six vehicles in the 100 block of South Eighth Street were entered and various items were stolen.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of North Front Street.

A neighbor complaint regarding garbage in the 100 block of North Second Street was addressed.

The department assisted Emmaus police with a protection-from-abuse service in...

Audubon society invites youth to fifth annual event Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society will host its fifth Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11. Youths aged 6 to 12 are invited to join LVAS for this fun introduction to birding and citizen science, which will teach them how to use binoculars, identify common birds and collect scientific data.

The CBC4Kids is based on the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a 120-year-old citizen science event that has become a cherished holiday tradition for birders nationwide....

Catasauqua: Rockabilly night scheduled for Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Iron City Swing is hosting a rockabilly night Jan. 11 at Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There will be dance lessons 7:15-8 p.m. The featured band, The Buzzards, will play 8-11 p.m.

The event is BYOB.

Call 610-443-0707 with any questions.


Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold a bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

Food is available.

Come out for an evening of fun.


My email address is...

Another View

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Everyone, from time to time, experiences emotional ups and downs caused by events in his or her life or from more severe clinical mental health conditions.

Many individuals suffer in silence and do not seek help from mental health care professionals for fear of being judged by family, friends or co-workers.

Oprah recently discussed mental health issues with singer Lady Gaga during the first of several interviews in Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” cross-country tour....

Moore Township: Registration open for spring baseball, softball

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Athletic Association has sign-ups for spring baseball and softball.

Visit, click on Register in the upper-right-hand corner and follow the on-screen instructions.


Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12. There is a cost.

Point Phillips also has trap league every Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.



Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.


The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.


The borough is reminding residents who live near...