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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 12

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

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

MONDAY 16

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Lehigh Township...

NASD seeks to reduce tax hike

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District administration is trying to create the right recipe to reduce the 2018-19 district budget tax hike.

The NASD administration presented proposals to the board of education April 9 that would lower the tax hike to 2.88 percent, down from the 3.9-percent hike approved by school directors.

Among the proposals is to eliminate The World of Baking elective course in the family consumer science program for ninth grade. The course and teacher would be...

Bath: Buffet, bake sale set for April 21

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., will be holding a breakfast Crock-Pot casserole buffet and bake sale 9-11 a.m. April 21.

This is a reservations-only event. Call 484-623-4545 by April 17 to reserve your spot.

Time to try something a little different!

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Governor Wolf Historical Society’s museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. April 21.

There will be tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.

Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.

Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.

Contrary to what the calendar says, spring did not...

Catasauqua: Church to host vendor fair April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 15.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations...

Exchange Club honors NAHS Students of the Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Area High School seniors Alyssa Chomitzky, Samuel Arnold and Noah Vehafric were honored as Students of the Month by Northampton Exchange Club March 7 at the Service to Youth program held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

The award recipients each received a framed certificate, pen and Lamp of Knowledge plaque for their outstanding academic achievements and out-of-school activities.

Dr. Rodger Berg, program chairman, lauded the students for their character...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 26

A dispute between brothers occurred in the 700 block of Crane Street.

In the 500 block of Race Street, a cellphone was stolen.

Officers conducted a welfare check on Second Street for a problem with other juveniles.

Police checked on the welfare of a person with mental health issues in the 100 block of Front Street.

The department said an investigation is continuing for a reckless...

Dent receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.

The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of...

District news: Middle school’s spring band concert is planned for April 20

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

At 7 p.m. April 20, there will be a Northampton Area Middle School band concert. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school.

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Reminder: During PSSA testing, make sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast. Also, it is important to be prompt in arriving to school.

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Grades and report cards will be available on the district website, nasdschools.org. Navigate to parent resources to view online grades and academic records. On there, parents/...

Break the Silence event is April 27

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.

Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling...