Northampton Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mrs. Fiori was born in Lock Haven. The family later moved to Skippack, where she attended and graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School in 1971. Answering a newspaper ad, Judy was hired at the Keystone sales office in King of Prussia as a secretary clerk at a salary of $7,000. Keystone later had an office in Allentown before moving to Airport Road in East Allen Township.

Judy recalled, “Our office had 15 employees, and we were responsible for all cement sales. Our president was Gary...

Lehigh Township: Church plans Nov. 9 gift card bingo

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be holding a gift card bingo 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9.


The Center for Humanistic Change will be presenting the HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) program 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Hope Lutheran Church.

HOPE, developed in response to the growing concern around heroin and opioid abuse in the Lehigh Valley, builds awareness through the stories of local families coping with the effects of addiction.


Deadline for donations Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Stockings For Soldiers

The Lehigh Valley Press, a division of Times News LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for Stockings for Soldiers. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards. These simple gifts mean a...

Proposed bill to halt district appeals of real estate appraisal

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A Northampton Area School District school board director is warning that a Pennsylvania Senate bill could “eliminate the right of appeal for districts.”

“It could affect every school district,” Director Dr. Michael Baird said at the Oct. 28 NASD Board of Education meeting.

Baird cited Senate Bill 334, of which the prime sponsor is state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29th, representing Schuylkill County and parts of Berks County. The bill would amend Title 53 (Municipalities Generally...

Northampton Area Public Library: Work on your novel Monday nights

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the month of November, Northampton Area Public Library will offer Come Write In, a quiet space for you to write your novel, beginning 5 p.m. Mondays.


There will be a book bingo for children and their families 6 p.m. Nov. 12. Play to win new or slightly used books.

Any child up to and including fifth grade is invited to play.


Don’t miss the no-sew emoji pillow program for teens 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Make emoji...

Zimmerman waives preliminary hearing in sexual assault case

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Zachary J. Zimmerman, of Whitehall, who was charged Sept. 18 for allegedly sexually assaulting three children in his mother’s home day care, waived his preliminary hearing Oct. 31.

His case is now headed to formal arraignment, scheduled for Dec. 16.

Zimmerman, 22, has been charged with one count each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 12

Police were on the scene of a reported rape in the 5000 block of Washington Avenue.

Officers investigated an overdose in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Street.

A domestic offense against family brought police to the 500 block of Mickley Run.

A disturbance in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

Officers investigated a report of disorderly conduct in the 2600 block of...


Monday, November 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 4

• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua

• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Keep Me In Stitches meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St....

Voters decide winners during May primary

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News


The following races have no contests in the November election. The candidates listed below will take seats on their respective boards and councils.

Allen Township

Board of supervisors: Dale N. Hassler, Democrat; Carl Edwards, Republican

Bath Borough

Council: Barry Fenstermaker, Republican; Mark A. Saginario, Republican; Phyllis Andrews, Republican; Frank Hesch III, Republican

Tax collector: Tina M. Saginario, Republican


State referendum question addresses crime victims’ rights

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Voters in the Nov. 5 election will be asked to answer a referendum question concerning the rights of crime victims.

The state Office of the Attorney General provided a plain English statement explaining the proposed Constitutional amendment.

The proposed amendment, if approved by the electorate, will provide victims of crimes with certain, new constitutional rights that must be protected in the same way as the rights afforded to individuals accused of committing a crime. The...