Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

New school district business administrator is appointed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A new Northampton Area School District business administrator has been appointed.

By a unanimous 9-0 vote at the Jan. 28 NASD Board of Education meeting, Matthew Sawarynski was appointed business administrator, effective July 1 through June 30, 2022, at an initial salary of $125,000.

Sawarynski, NASD assistant business administrator for three years, succeeds NASD Business Administrator Terry Leh, who is retiring this year.

“Matt brings a wealth of private and public...

Burst pipe forces evacuation

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Approximately 90 residents of Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, 602 E. 21st St., Northampton, were forced to evacuate their residences and leave the grounds Feb. 2 after a burst pipe flooded one of the buildings’ floors.

“I got my first call around 3 o’clock,” Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said of hearing about the incident, classified by emergency responders as a mass casualty incident.

Brobst said he was kept apprised of the situation by officials who were...

Borough crime watch will begin again with Feb. 13 meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Police Department is reaching out to the community to reactivate the crime watch program.

“We want to interact with the residents,” reported Police Chief Bryan Kadingo.

The program gives the public an active role in ensuring their neighborhood and community are safe by working with police. Essentially, residents can act as the eyes and ears of the department.

The borough’s program has been defunct for more than a decade.

Police Officer Ryan...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 21

A driver was cited in the 100 block of Lehigh Street. Paraphernalia was destroyed, police said.

At Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, a juvenile complaint was referred to the school and security resource officer.

Officers responded to a civil matter regarding a vehicle registration in the 500 block of Bath Avenue.

JAN. 22

Vehicles blocking a driveway in...

N. Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 20

Police were on the scene of a hit-and-run accident in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A burglar alarm in the 400 block of Grove Street was investigated.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

JAN. 22

A burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Railroad Street brought police to the scene.

The department addressed a general complaint in the...

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.

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Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

The borough is accepting applications...

Northampton: Queenship group plans trip

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Cenacle is sponsoring a bus trip to see the show “Jesus” at Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, May 9. The cost includes everything but the buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Proceeds allow the Cenacle to make monthly charitable donations.

For more information, call Fran at 610-262-1663 or Rosie at 610-262-2838.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m. Refreshments...

Allen chooses trash hauler, opts for manual option

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Allen Township opened bids for a three-year trash hauling contract at its meeting Jan. 22.

The township asked haulers to bid on a fully automated system and a manual system. The automated system allows the hauler to minimize its work force, which should result in lower costs.

There are a couple of downsides to the automated system. One is that all the garbage bins need to be the same size. The additional cost is $200,000, although grants are available to cover that. The other...

Whitehall police

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

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 3800 block of Lehigh Street.

A theft from a vehicle in the 3300 block of North Second Street was investigated.

Officers responded to criminal mischief in the 4100 block of Chestnut Street.

The department investigated a wanted person in the 4100 block of North Church Street.

Disorderly conduct in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive...