Northampton Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Allen/East Allen townships: Offices to close for holiday

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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East Allen Township is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster.

The bus will depart 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School. Show time is 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Shady Maple will follow. Cost includes transportation, tickets and lunch.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz, department director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306....

Moore Township: Community Days scheduled

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township is holding its fourth annual Community Days event beginning 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and all day Aug. 24 at the Moore Township Recreation Center, 635 English Road.

There will be live music and craft and flea market vendors. New this year, for a cost, will be carriage rides with Cinderella and a Touch-a-Truck feature.

Fireworks are scheduled for Aug. 24.

There will be a 5K run Aug. 24 beginning 9:30 a.m.

For more information or to reserve vendor space, call...

Wolf takes action to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.

“Too many Pennsylvanians are dying from gun...

Northampton: Quota Club plans Sept. 21 yard sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club of Northampton will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Organizers are looking for vendors of yard sale items as well as crafts and other specialty items. There will be both indoor tables and outdoor spaces for vendors available for a fee.

Contact Sharyn at 610-261-1277 for more information or to reserve a space.

Funds from the yard sale help support Quota community service projects throughout the...

‘For better or worse’

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Most of the Lehigh Valley was intently watching the news and social media July 12 after word spread that a man climbed the blast furnaces at SteelStacks in Bethlehem and was refusing to come down. Emergency personnel were on the scene attempting to talk the man down. He stayed up on the structure for approximately 21 hours and came down just before 4:30 p.m. July 13, ending the standoff without major incident.

Devin Hallquist and Michael Steele had another reason to pay attention to...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

Officers investigated a domestic call in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400 block of Main Street.

AUG. 6

Police were on the scene of a burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a fight in the 700 block of Front Street.

Officers assisted a citizen in the 800 block...

Happenings

Monday, August 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 19

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. Information and appointments (encouraged): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and...

People Standing Up!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by KAT SCHNEIDER in Local News

Kathy Novogratz, of Northampton, knew a few things: She knew she loved her town. She knew she wanted to see it grow and become a vibrant center for commerce and community. And she also knew she’d need help if she wanted to see her dreams realized.

“A few years ago, we were sitting on my back porch in the summer by the fire and waxing about the town and how much we loved it,” she said. “We sat there by the fire pit, year after year, and nothing happened. So we decided we have to do...

Bath considers parking meters

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Council’s recent history includes making tough decisions to improve the borough. The council’s public safety committee plans to serve up another potentially difficult decision.

The committee is formulating a plan for council to vote on the installation of parking meters in the historic business district.

After the Aug. 5 meeting, Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito said, “The committee is in a very early stage of the process.”

At this point, the majority of...

Allen supervisors OK warehouse project

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 13, developer David Jaindl and his team received final approval for a six-warehouse configuration along a new stretch of Seemsville Road. Supervisor Dale Hassler cast the only negative vote.

“I think it is immoral that this development is going in,” he said.

Although none of the supervisors appeared pleased with the outcome, the proposed development was, in fact, allowed on the property. The township’s job was to make the...