Northampton Press

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 30

Officers investigated a crash involving a DUI in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.

A burglary in the 4100 block of North Church Street brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a reported theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of North 14th Street.

A disturbance at MacArthur Commons was reported.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit...

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo Fish and Game serves breakfast Jan. 19

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 19. It is open to the public.

There is a cost.

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East Allen Township Recreation Department is accepting 2020 spring soccer registrations for boys and girls ages 5 to 15. Pee-wee, recreation and traveling teams will compete.

The pee-wees will compete in a house league at Bicentennial Park, the recreation players will compete in the Northern Valley Youth Soccer League, and the...

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 26

A domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue was reported.

In the parking lot of CVS, West 21 Street, a hit-and-run accident occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck by a silver Jeep Renegade.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Terroristic threats — a male making threats to a group of juveniles — in the 100 block of Held Drive were...

CEMENT WORKERS OF THE MONTH

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Tony, Mark and Austin Plucker and former family members have more than 130 years of service at Evansville, the current Lehigh Heidelberg cement plant. They were reared in Molltown, Berks County, and graduated from Fleetwood High School.

Tony was hired in 1989, starting as a feed operator and repairman.

Today, he is a payloader operator, saying, “I move material at the plant each day, which includes 70,000 tires a week. They are used as alternate fuel. Old-timers Richard...

Northampton: AARP tax help to begin Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

AARP tax return assistance and preparation will again take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested are asked to visit the recreation center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee that walk-ins can be assisted.

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Reminder: Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse...

Happenings

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...

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...

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...