Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

SkillsUSA winners are recognized

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

SkillsUSA winners from Northampton Area School District were honored by the board of education.

“You should be very proud of them. I am,” Northampton Area High School Assistant Principal Kimberly Levin said at the March 25 school board meeting.

Top winners in the SkillsUSA District 11 competition go on to the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skills Conference, April 10-12, at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey.

The 2019 SkillsUSA theme is “Champions at...

East Allen firefighters earn Medals of Valor

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township Fire Chief Barry Frantz took the podium March 28 to acknowledge AJ Quiteles and Jason Hadinger for their performance above the call of duty. The two firefighters were awarded the Medal of Valor for their efforts in battling a house fire Jan. 1.

According to Frantz, the East Allen department received a mutual aid request and dispatched Tower 4621 to the fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to witness heavy smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows. The crews...

State officials investigating rash of fires

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Recent fires in the Lehigh Valley — including one in the early-morning of March 29 — are under investigation by a state fire marshal.

That fire, a fully involved barn blaze at 4413 Cherryville Road, Allen Township, came on the heels of several other barn fires, including two in Lehigh Township.

In Lehigh Township, a barn fire broke out March 15 along Cedar Drive. The second was March 23 along Fir Drive.

Lehigh Township Police Department posted on its Facebook page that...

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers received a request to check the tire of a legally parked vehicle in the 1600 block of Railroad Street. Police said the tire appeared to be low on air.

A theft from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Main Street was reported. The passenger-side windshield wiper was removed from a legally parked vehicle.


An unwanted male in the 2100 block of Main Street was reported to...

Bridge project on schedule, on budget

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The arrival of spring has seen the return of workers at the construction site of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

This is the second year of a three-year project.

“The opening of the new bridge is June 2020,” said Lehigh County Director of General Services Rick Molchany. “The job is on schedule. We are not behind.”

The three-year job of replacing the bridge began with the demolition of the 80-year-old concrete bridge and the steel superstructure on the Northampton side....


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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

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


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

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

Moore Township: Rod, gun club to host live music event

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having live music featuring Jesse Wade April 6 beginning 7 p.m.

There is a cost. The kitchen will be open.

Point Phillips is also having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. April 14.

There is a cost.

The 3-D archery registration at the club opens 7 a.m. April 14.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive,...

District News: Middle school band to perform April 5

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

The Northampton Area Middle School spring band concert is set for 7 p.m. April 5 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.


Reminder: The end of the third marking period is April 5. Electronic report cards will be available on Sapphire April 17 for parents/guardians to view.

Be sure to check your child’s grades and keep an open communication between your child and your child’s teacher.


Panoramic picture days are scheduled. All students will...

Allen/East Allen townships: Church plans April 6 breakfast

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m. April 6.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, breakfast cakes and muffins, orange and tomato juice, coffee and tea.

For reservations, call Joanne at 484-894-7155. Walk-ins are welcome.


East Allen Township Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd., is planning a designer purse bingo April 7. Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games...

Northampton Area Public Library: Program on aging is April 10

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The library will hold a program titled “Imbalance, Dizziness and Falls — Maintaining Youthful Balance As You Age,” beginning 10 a.m. April 10.

Transform Rehabilitation will discuss where your balance comes from and how physical therapists assess balance to determine what exercise to implement.

Registration is not required.


A teen life-size game event is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 10.

Teens can participate in Hungry Hungry Hippos, Clue and Pac-Man.