Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

NAMS has new STEAM concept

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

“We are full-steam ahead at Northampton Area Middle School,” said Patrice Turner, middle school principal.

Turner and a team of teachers presented the latest concept in innovative education May 21 to Northampton Area School District Board of Education.

STEAM, as in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, is an expansion, with the addition of the arts, to an approach that emphasizes hands-on participation by students, collaboration among students and an emphasis on the...

Allen/East Allen townships: Covered bridge fest set for June 2, 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival will be held June 2 and 3. Admission and parking are free.

The opening ceremony will begin 11 a.m.

Highlights of the event include a 5K/10K race, pie and cake contests, dog agility demonstrations, food and refreshments, live entertainment and more.

For a full list of activities, visit


East Allen Township is accepting registrations for its summer camp program for girls and boys ages 5...

Coplay: Borough pool sets summer hours

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool will open for the June 9-10 weekend and then daily starting June 11 through the end of August.

Councilman Steve Burker, recreation commission chairman, said the hours are noon-7 p.m.

Season passes are available at the municipal building office, 98 S. Fourth St.

Returning for the summer are the popular aqua Zumba classes, held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 18.


Coplay Saengerbund’s pavilion is in full mode for...

NAHS senior earns TPA award

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Northampton Area High School senior Kate Gogel was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 12 for her dedication, humility and commitment to giving back to the community at large.

The TPA Altruism Award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others, and the staff at NAHS unanimously determined Gogel was the most shining example of altruism at the high school. Kimberly Butryn, a guidance counselor at NAHS, spoke on...

Railroad memories

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, I received a call from Mr. Jim Rowland, editor of Lehigh Lines, official publication of Railroad Historians of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Jim requested some information on the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and the railroad network at the Atlas plants.

Jim, a former Egypt resident, today resides in Maryland. Two friends, both railroad buffs in the chapter, are Mike Bednar, of Darktown (Hokendauqua), and a former student, Kermit Geary, of Lehigh Township...

District news: Empty Bowls event is scheduled for tonight, May 31, at NAMS

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

Join your community for the upcoming Empty Bowls event to benefit Northampton Area Food Bank. It will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight, May 31, in the courtyard of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave. You are invited to come and share a meal with your community. The event is to raise funds to help feed the hungry and raise awareness of food insecurity in the community.

Enjoy delicious soups, donated by local businesses and individuals, served in a handcrafted bowl made...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 14

Unusual activity in the 100 block of Bridge Street was reported.

An abandoned vehicle was tagged in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

Officers investigated a fraud case in the 300 block of Second Street.

On Cambridge Place, an animal complaint was referred to an animal control officer.

In the 300 block of Church Street, police sought Megan’s Law information.

On Front Street,...


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.


East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

A sex offense in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted with the report of a fire in the 3900 block of Mechanicsville Road.

A domestic offense against family on North 14th Street was investigated.

The department responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Third Street.

Police investigated a reckless driver on MacArthur...