Northampton Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Catasauqua: Big Wahu Caribbean Band plays Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Big Wahu Caribbean Band will play 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


Revolution Church will be holding a back-to-school bash 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Kids will be treated to games, hot dogs, chips, snow cones and school supplies. There will also be a bouncy house, dunk tank and...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Well, it seems our little country townships have become a magnet for warehouses. Everybody and their brother are looking to build along our two-lane major highways and our cow paths with absolutely no regard to the residents who live here. So now, we are looking at major traffic problems, noise (beep-beep-beep), bright lights, maintenance of our roads and bridges ($$), only to name a few.

But did anyone think about the problems we will incur with the many...


Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 12

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 4-6 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm...

Borough, Allen settling on sewer terms

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough and Allen Township are expected to reach an agreement on the intermunicipal sewer contract at the Aug. 15 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst noted the legal wording for the new contract is being finalized by the solicitors for both entities — Atty. Steven Goudsouzian for the borough and Atty. Lincoln Treadwell for the township.

Both municipalities met more than two weeks ago, during which time most of the issues were...

Teachers appointed for the 2019-20 NASD academic year

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

New appointments have been made for the 2019-20 school year in Northampton Area School District. These include, approved by a 9-0 unanimous vote by school directors, at the recommendation of the administration, at the May 6 NASD Board of Education meeting:

• Emily Boyle, biology teacher, Northampton Area High School, effective Aug. 19, at an annual salary of $53,555, with benefits

• Amy Wright, school counselor, NAHS, effective Aug. 19, at an annual salary of $56,812, with...

Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.

Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.

We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.

Next, it’s over to...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Enough. We don’t have to live like this. Politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are complicit in this carnage. If we’re going to truly confront this uniquely American problem, we have to speak uncomfortable truths. Over and over again, domestic terrorists use high powered, military-style assault weapons to kill our children and our families. There are a whole range of steps that must be taken. Congress’s first priority must be passing universal background checks,...

Northampton talks winter weather, bridge plans

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough has agreed to take some responsibility for pedestrian traffic and winter snow and ice removal when a new Cementon-Northampton Bridge is erected and open to the public.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst has confirmed the borough’s public works department will remove snow and ice from the sidewalk, which will be 10 feet in width. He said the borough has a special piece of equipment with an attached snow plow to perform the task.

Whitehall Township is entering a...

Allen/East Allen townships: East Allen plans bus trip

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Recreation Department is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster.

The bus will depart 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School.

Show time is 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Shady Maple will follow.

The cost includes transportation, show tickets and lunch.

A registration form can be found at

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz, department director, at 610-262-7961, ext...