Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks....

Northampton: Flea market, bake sale is set

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.


Reminder: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.

Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K...

Moore Township: Peach festival is set for Aug. 11 at Salem UCC

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown, will have a peach festival 3-9 p.m. Aug. 11 in the church grove. In case of rain, the food will be sold in the church 3-7 p.m.

There will be food, games, a cake walk, 50/50 prize raffle, bingo and live music by Dan Flok and the Ravens.

For more information, contact the church at 610-759-1652.

Also, Salem UCC is having a flea market Aug. 18 in the church grove. Food will be available.

The event opens...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal...

Ride, block party helps fire company, Dream Come True

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

With a subdued attendance due to rain — but with an abundance of enthusiasm — the 13th annual Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party was a success. The party was held July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St., and spilled out onto the closed street.

Borough leaders attended and supported the event.

The block party was to raise resources for two distinct groups: Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Dream Come True.

Dream Come True is...

Public hearing for Lehigh Elementary project set for Oct. 8

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A public hearing for the $34.2 million Lehigh Elementary School project will be held 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Northampton Area School District Administration Building, 2014 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at its Oct. 23, 2017, meeting to demolish the 63-year-old school and build a new school at the site, 800 Blue Mountain Drive, Walnutport, Lehigh Township.

Lehigh Elementary accommodates 530 students. The new school will accommodate 700...

Northampton Regional EMS earns award

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow...

Catasauqua: Toga Party Band comes to Catty park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Toga Party Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


The Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has completed its birthday party picnic plans. The picnic will take place 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

It’s a BYOB, and the class will provide soda and water. It will be...

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 800 block of Main Street.

At 19th Street and Line Alley, police responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female.

An unwanted male in the 2000 block of Line Alley was reported.


The theft of a bicycle in the 1600 block of Main Street was reported to police. A beach cruiser-style bike was taken from the...