Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

East Allen awards stormwater contract

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its meeting July 26, East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors awarded a Monocacy Drive road improvement contract to Nyce Construction services. The $400,000-plus contract is for phase 2B of the scheduled improvements and is focused on stormwater improvements.

“The first phase of the project was awarded to Grace Industries. We will work with the two companies to be sure there is a coordinated hand-off,” township Engineer James Milot said.

Other engineering topics dominated...

Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast will be served

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 19.

There is a cost.

The event is open to the public.


Reminder: Clam night at Lappawinzo Fish and Game will be held 4 p.m. Aug. 11.

The event is first come, first served and is open to the public.


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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 1, 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.


Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.


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


Catasauqua: Allentown Marine Band comes to borough park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the Allentown Marine Band 7-10 p.m. Aug. 3.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


The Night at the Races event will take place Aug. 4 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Doors open 6 p.m., and races begin 7 p.m.

Donations (a minimum of $10) will be taken at the door.

Enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner, beer and soda...

Northampton Area Public Library: Create art using sound waves Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The teen sound wave/string art program is scheduled 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Teens will learn about the science of sound waves by recording their favorite lyric or phrase, which will be transferred to wood where string art will be created from it.

Registration is required.


The teen Guitar Hero tournament is set for 2 p.m. Aug. 13. This is a tournament-style competition playing Guitar Hero on the Wii.

Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required.



Allen supervisors get look at MS4 plan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Christine Troxell of Barry Isett Engineers opened Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 10 with a briefing on the township’s proposed MS4 plan.

The MS4 plan is a requirement from the state to control stormwater discharge. The township is in the last year of its five-year National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and the permit is up for renewal. The Environmental Protection Agency delegated the authority to issue NPDES permits in Pennsylvania to the...

Revised ordinance on borough agenda

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

A revised draft of the controversial apartment rental ordinance, which, in its original form, sparked spirited debate and discussion by Northampton Borough Council and citizens, comes before borough council this evening, Aug. 2.

The first attempt at passing such legislation was vetoed by Mayor Thomas Reenock June 7. To pass the mayor’s veto this time around, the ordinance needs a majority vote plus one.

The proceedings begin 6:30 p.m. A public hearing regarding the revised...


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Bath Borough Council will host an open house 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony 6 p.m., at its new borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

The times were listed incorrectly in last week’s edition.

The Press regrets the error.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 3300 block of East Columbia Street.

Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road, Jefferson Street and Lehnert Road was reported.

Hazardous conditions on Mechanicsville and Coplay roads were addressed.

Officers responded to animal complaints on Sixth Avenue and at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

Police were on the scene of a...

Coplay: Church picnic is planned for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.

The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.

There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.

Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.

Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.

Emil Schanta Polka Band...