Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

north Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a possible DUI at North Dauphin and Irving streets.

Police investigated a domestic issue in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

Traffic stops were conducted on Howertown Road and Grove Street and at Second and Eugene streets.

MAY 19

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

A disturbance in the 1100 block...

Another view

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Before acting, I ponder this phrase taught to me by my mother years ago. If whatever I am about to say or do does not fit the framework of “something nice,” I simply refrain from putting it out to the world. This second look has stopped me from doing a lot of things I know I would have regretted.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences,” Confucius said.

Instead of always saying what is on your mind...

Coplay: Dinner is set for Saturday

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will have a baked chicken dinner 4-6 p.m. June 9 in the church hall.

The menu includes chicken, lettuce with bacon dressing, baked beans and more.


The Ironton Rail Trail Commission will hold its annual 5K run/walk 8 a.m. June 10, starting at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

The IRT will again be part of Coplay Community Days in late August.


Coplay Sports Inc. will meet at its Sixth Street...


Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-1652

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville...

Here’s where to get your Northampton Press

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

•Bath Drug- 310 S. Walnut St., Bath

•Town & Country Restaurant- 350 S. Walnut St., Bath

•Sunoco Aplus #7308- 109 W. Main St., Bath

•Newhard Pharmacy- 1001 Main St., Northampton

•Millers Hardware- 311 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton

•Square One #109- 468 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton

•Atlas Hotel- 366 E. 10th St., Northampton

•Hampton Lanes- 326 Main St., Northampton

•Exxon On The Run- 2428 Main St., Northampton

•Redner’s Quick #32...

Bath market is open for business

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Bath Farmers Market opened May 18 with a couple of new stands and return of perennial favorites.

Mark Haggerty, with his collection of kettle corn and specialty nuts, has been with the farmers market since it started.

“I’ve been successful at this spot, and we get a pretty good turnout,” he said.

His main store is the Popcorn Pit in Allentown.

Covered Bridge Farm is another longtime supporter of the market.

“We are still early in the season, but we expect...

Allen Township shows plan for Kopper Penny intersection

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Ilene Eckhart, Allen Township manager, put on an elaborate display May 24 to detail the extent of the changes projected for the intersection near the Kopper Penny where Route 329 intersects with Howertown Road and Weaversville Road and stretches to Savage Road.

There are seven stages to the project. With all the planning and coordination issues, completion is scheduled for November.

“It is an ambitious schedule, but we are confident that we can make this happen,” Eckhart said...

Northampton police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 12

Officers assisted a Pennsylvania state constable in the 1400 block of Railroad Street in locating a male with a warrant.

A theft from an unlocked, legally parked vehicle occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street. A USB charger and loose change were taken.

MAY 13

A reportable accident in the 2700 block of Cherryville Road involved one vehicle.

MAY 14

Police responded to a...

Fire department seeks funding for maintenance

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors May 9 meeting, volunteer fire department personnel made an appeal to the supervisors for assistance. The need for funding centers around maintenance for the fire house, which was built in the mid-1970s and added on since.

The roof leaks, and the floor was not designed to store the heavy trucks firefighters use today, according to the firefighters who attended the meeting. The parking lot surrounding the building is rapidly deteriorating...