Northampton Press

Monday, April 23, 2018


Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The...

DECA Club is raising funds for upcoming national contest trip

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) chapter at Northampton Area High School has raised $58,000 to underwrite its trip to the DECA International Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta, Ga.

“We raised $42,000 at the bingo game for our upcoming trip to Atlanta,” Tara Mrazik, NAHS business department chair and DECA adviser, told Northampton Area School District administrators and school directors at the March 26 board of education meeting.

In April, DECA participants are...

Historical society plans events to fund renovations

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ANTHONY SAYEGH in Local News

The Governor Wolf Historical Society property is undergoing some renovations as its members continue to invite local residents onto its campus by hosting house tours, antique shows, tavern nights and more.

The society, honoring George Wolf, former governor and pioneer of the Pennsylvania public school system, owns property situated off Jacksonville Road and Route 512 in East Allen Township.

At one time, this was the site of Pennsylvania’s most prestigious young men’s school,...

Life in the ’20s and ’30s

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Life in the ’20s and ’30s in Northampton, Coplay, Cementon, Catasauqua and our neighboring communities involved many of our families working in the cement, steel and silk industries. In Northampton, many residents were employed at the Atlas Portland Cement Company.

When Bill Heberling was a young man, his father said he should “dress up because he was going for a job.” They walked out to the Atlas and sat in the employment office. Coplay, Whitehall and Lehigh Cement were hiring in...

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, causing a dent and scratch on the front bumper.

Police investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 100 block of West 28th Street.

A male harassing another male brought officers to the 1500 block of Main Street.

Another View

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Ever since the 1700s, most political offices in the United States have been held by men at both the state and federal levels.

However, all across America today, Americans are seeing a surge of women running for political offices.

Just recently, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she is running for New York governor.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University website, approximately 708 women have filed to run in 2018, for U.S. Congress or...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As a farmer’s daughter and a local elected official, I am writing to you about the issues of warehouses, farmland preservation and zoning.

When properties are zoned, their use has to conform to the zoning. If some farmland is zoned that allows warehouses, then that is what can be built. If a township would try to change the zoning on that property to stop a proposed warehouse, the township could get sued and lose in court for what is called spot zoning — and the...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 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...

Coplay police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


A vehicle reported missing March 24 from the unit block of North Fourth Street was located.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

Suspicious activity in the unit block of South Front Street was investigated.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with a vehicle stop on Eugene and Second streets.

The department responded to a report of a wanted...