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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Environmental board sets open house for Nov. 8

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Moore Township Land and Environmental Protection Board is planning an open house for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive.

The focus of the open house is the township’s natural resources. Laura Baird, senior land consultant for Heritage Conservancy, will present on farmland preservation and its reasons, benefits and importance.

Also at the Oct. 2 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved moving forward in preserving...


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13), and it’s the perfect time to remind our readers about how important daily and weekly community journalism is to them.

This realization goes back to the very foundations of our nation. In drafting the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the founders wanted to ensure that Americans would enjoy the free flow of ideas; would be free to examine the quality of their institutions and those who serve them; to say...


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

The 2017-18 flu season is on record as...

Change on Main opens doors in borough

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Northampton County’s newest recovery center opened Aug. 24. Change on Main, 1830 Main St., Northampton, seeks to offer a safe and pressure-free environment for those in recovery to find their own community and avoid external stressors.

“Here at Change on Main, that’s what we’re going to offer — hope and love. That’s the foundation of what people in recovery need,” said Brian Sabo, the center’s program director.

According to Timothy Munsch, executive director of Lehigh Valley...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

A suspicious person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

Officers investigated a potential fraud in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police assisted a citizen regarding a protection-from-abuse order in the unit block of South Front Street.

OCT. 2

A possible stolen vehicle in the unit block of Magna Drive was investigated.

Police responded to a motor vehicle...

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.


Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-...

District News: Drama Club prepares to take the stage

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School Drama Club members will present their fall play — “The Diary of Anne Frank” — Oct. 12 and 13. The play will be performed in the high school auditorium and begins 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door.


The 2018-19 winter sports sign-ups will begin Oct. 15 and continue through Nov. 9. Tryouts begin Nov. 16.


NAHS field hockey’s booster club is holding a gift card bingo Oct. 21 at Klecknersville Volunteers Rangers...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

The department investigated a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle in the 500 block of Washington Avenue was reported. An unlocked vehicle was entered; a wallet and backpack were taken.

In the 700 block of Washington Avenue, two unlocked vehicles were entered; $800 in cash was taken out of one vehicle, and a book...

Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.


Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.



Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck...