Northampton Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

District News: Picture retake days set for Lehigh, NAMS students

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Fall picture retake days are coming up. If your child missed the first picture day or you would like a retake, be sure to bring payment and your original photo packages.

• Lehigh Elementary School — Nov. 7

• Northampton Area Middle School — Nov. 8


Northampton Area High School Theatre Company presents “And Then There Were None” — a classic and fun murder mystery — 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the auditorium of NAHS.

The performance is directed by Gianna Neal....

Allen/East Allen townships: Historical society schedules monthly tavern night for Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Governor Wolf Historical Society’s monthly tavern night will be held Nov. 8 on the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

The campus opens 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment begins 7 p.m.

The Fabulous ’60s Revival Band will perform oldies hits.

The event is BYOB; bring whatever snacks and beverages you wish. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available.

There is an admission fee. No advance reservations are needed.


Bath: Remove plants from cemetery by Nov. 8 for upcoming holiday

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, asks all to please remove the plants, flowers and artificial flowers from the cemetery by Nov. 8 in preparation for the Christmas holiday.

There will also be an outdoor cleanup day for the cemetery and church grounds 9 a.m. Nov. 9, with a rain date of Nov. 23. Volunteers are needed and are asked to bring their own tools.

Do not place any Christmas arrangements on the cemetery until after Thanksgiving.



Slatington man cited for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Township

Shawn Rice, a 25-year-old male from Slatington, was cited by Lehigh Township police for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for a road-rage incident that occurred Oct. 29 at approximately 8:45 p.m.

According to police, Rice was operating a dark-colored Ford pickup truck. He was cited after he stopped his vehicle on Route 248 at the intersection of Mountain View Drive, where he got out of his truck and began yelling at the vehicle behind him for tailgating...

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 19

Police responded to a report of a Chihuahua being hit by a car in the unit block of South Front Street. The dog was picked up by Sanctuary at Haafsville for medical treatment.

Welfare checks were performed on North Seventh and Chestnut streets.

Children playing in the street in the area of South 12th and Hokendauqua streets were reported.

Officers investigated a report of a pit bull running...


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


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...

Catasauqua: Craft, vendor fair planned

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.

The event features a variety of crafters and vendors, a basket raffle, food to eat in or take out and a delicious bake sale.


Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will be having a storytime for children ages 3 to 5 starting 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.


My email address is if there is any...


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, a co-worker read this quote aloud to me from the screen of his smartphone.

“Twenty years ago, the Internet was an escape from the real world. Today, the real world is an escape from the Internet.”

I am not sure, but I might have nodded in agreement.

In 1999, the Internet was akin to a frontier. A check of headlines from that year reveals a news article titled “AOL plans high-speed access.”

Written by reporter Tom Spring, the story goes on to announce...