Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Northampton: Boy Scout Troop 93 to serve spaghetti

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Boy Scout Troop 93 is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

In addition to the pasta meal, salad, drinks and dessert are included.

There is a cost. Children age 6 and under can eat for free.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. John’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Emil Schanta will entertain.


Northampton AARP Chapter...

Open house, presentation held at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The sign cut in stone over the doorway of the St. Paul’s Schoolhouse belongs to St. Paul’s Church. It names the building and the year it was built — 1865.

Lehigh Township Historical Society was given permission to restore the schoolhouse at 780 Almond Road, Walnutport, and invite people in for tours. It was a requirement from the church that the society use the one-room schoolhouse for educational purposes.

Dave Miller and Barry Green were talking about the various items in the...

District News: Konkrete Kids will face Mountaineers Friday

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

The Homecoming football game is tomorrow, Oct. 5, at Northampton Area High School’s home field. Game time starts 7 p.m.

The Konkrete Kids will face Stroudsburg High School Mountaineers.


NAHS students, please note: There is an SAT exam you may attend Oct. 6. It will be conducted at the high school and starts promptly 8 a.m.

If you have any questions, contact your school guidance counselor.


There are no classes Oct. 8. This will be a teacher in...

Northampton Area Public Library: Basket social set for Oct. 5

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library’s annual autumn basket social is Oct. 5. Doors open 6 p.m., tickets stop being sold 7:45 p.m., and numbers are pulled starting 8 p.m.

You do not need to be present to win.

In addition, this year there will be big-ticket items, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and food for purchase.


Teen Read Week will be Oct. 7-13. Get caught reading at the library, and receive a prize!

Take part in our bookmark contest following the theme “It...

Another View

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Many Americans tuned in Sept. 27 to live coverage of the testimony hearing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Justice nominee and U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If you were like me, you were hanging on to every word of Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. Additionally, if you were like me, you were personally familiar with the actions (or similar actions), responses and feelings she described of the alleged summer 1982 sexual assault in Maryland...

Coplay: Historical society plans bingo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a cash bingo Oct. 5 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the calling starts 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.


Coplay Public Library is hosting a book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

There will also be a basket raffle. Winners will be drawn 4 p.m. Oct. 13.


Coplay Recreation...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 10

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., abandoned vehicles were tagged.

In the 600 block of South 14th Street, a wallet was taken from a vehicle.

No-parking signs were requested on Second Street.

SEPT. 11

On Mulberry Street, nonpermitted vehicles were in a borough parking lot. They were ticketed and towed.

A 36-year-old Catasauqua woman was arrested on DUI charges in the 100 block of...

E. Allen board hears issue on Monocacy Drive work

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kristen Wenrich took the podium at East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 27 to address a concern about improvements made on Monocacy Drive.

“There is a large gap between the driveway and the road,” she said.

Township Engineer James Milot explained the road was designed with a 1-1/2-inch difference to allow for stormwater runoff and for resurfacing in the future.

According to Wenrich, neither she nor her neighbors are happy with the design. Township...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 14

An abandoned vehicle in the 1600 block of Poplar Street was reported.

In the unit block of West 10th Street, officers investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female.

SEPT. 15

Police said a hit-and-run accident in the 2400 block of Dewey Avenue occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side rear door.

SEPT. 19

A warrant was served in the...