Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district...

Council to vote on 2019 budget

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council is expected to vote on the 2019 budget at its Dec. 6 meeting.

The $6.4 million budget, introduced at the Nov. 29 meeting, retains the 10-mill real estate tax levy.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst called it “a tough budget with challenges.” However, the spending plan, which is expected to pass unanimously, does not include a property tax hike.

For a residence with a $50,000 assessed valuation, a $100,000 appraised value, the $500 real estate tax...

District News: PTA book fair continues Dec. 6, 7

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

George Wolf Elementary School’s PTA will continue the book fair through Dec. 7.

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Plan on kicking off your holidays with some student concerts in the Northampton Area School District.

Northampton Area Middle School and Northampton Area High School orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, in the auditorium of NAHS

Moore Elementary School chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, in the gymnasium of the school

Moore Elementary orchestra and band concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, in...

Coplay police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 26

Officers investigated a possible phone scam in the unit block of North Third Street.

Harassment via cellphone in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

NOV. 27

A suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Catherine Drive was investigated.

A written warning was issued during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

NOV. 28

Police investigated a report...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

THURSDAY 6

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 10

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 11

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

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 23

An unwanted female in the 100 block of Lilac Court was reported.

NOV. 25

A domestic dispute occurred between a male and female in the 1300 block of Main Street.

In the 1000 block of Main Street, police responded to a domestic dispute involving a male and female.

NOV. 27

Suspicious activity — a phone scam — in the 1800 block of Main Street was reported to the department....

Coplay: Coplay tree lighting planned for Dec. 6

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s annual community tree lighting program, hosted by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association, is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Coplay Fire Department will deliver Santa on a fire engine to meet with the children.

Lori and James will present holiday-inspired entertainment program inside borough hall.

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The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of...