Northampton Press

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Northampton police

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Criminal mischief — a garbage can painted pink — in the 300 block of East 12th Street was reported.


A report of a theft in the 300 block of East 12th Street brought out police to investigate. An outside table was taken from a residence, the report said.


A hit-and-run accident in the 2000 block of Center Street occurred. Police said a vehicle was struck while...

Supervisors races have contests

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Three Republicans are seeking a seat on the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors.

David L. Hess, Gerald L. Pritchard and Darryl Snover are on the ballot. Voters are asked to choose one.

The winner of that race will face Democrat Michael P. McGonigle in the general election in November.


In Moore Township, two Republicans will compete for a seat on the board of supervisors.

Dan Piorkowski and Randy C. Silfies are on the...

Northampton Area School Board Region 1 race is contested

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Northampton Area School Board Region 1, Allen and Lehigh townships.

John E. Becker, Barbara J. Knoll and Robert Mentzell are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for the May 21 primary.

Voters are instructed to vote for no more than two.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

What makes you uniquely qualified to serve on the Northampton Area School District Board of Education?...

Candidates to move on to general election

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Allen Township: Democrat Dale N. Hassler faces no opposition in the race for the board of supervisors.

Bath Borough: Republicans Phyllis Andrews, Barry Fenstermaker, Mark A. Saginario and Frank Hesch III will move on to the general election in the race for borough council. Voters will be asked to choose no more than four. There is no Democratic opponent on the ballot.

Republican Tina M. Saginario is unopposed in the race for tax collector.


Allen/East Allen townships: Covered Bridge Challenge run, walk set for June 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Kreidersville Covered Bridge Challenge 10K/5K run and walk will be held June 1 at the covered bridge. The event begins 9 a.m.

To register in advance, at a discounted price, visit Registration on the day of the race begins 7:30 a.m.


A Butterfly to Remember memorial event will be held 6 p.m. June 13 at Wayne Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion No. 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.

The event is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a...

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. It will be held at locations south of Race Street up to and including Circle Drive.

Questions can be directed to Eugenia at 610-264-2018 or


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will meet 10 a.m. May 20.

The September murder mystery details will be finalized...

Trauma blood donations needed

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year.

One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at or by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive a $5 gift card via email (restrictions apply)....

Council discusses farmers market vendor insurance

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The May 14 opening of Northampton Farmers Market — held at the borough’s Municipal Park off Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane — created considerable comment by council members at the May 2 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

Council discussed regulations and what role the market should play in having vendors with nonfood items, such as candles and crafts.

“Regarding the farmers market, I believe Pat Knopf (newly retained farmers market manager) is doing a good job. She needs...

Amputee pension program available

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans in the application process to obtain a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military; and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities (arms/hands or...