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College Corner

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns


On Aug. 9, 10 Northampton Community College students were pinned at the Diagnostic Medical Sonography pinning ceremony in Lipkin Theatre at the Bethlehem campus.

Northampton: Ginger Beenders, Kristin Schnaufer

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for...

East Allen zoning hearing board rejects development request

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the July 16 meeting of East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board, PDW Properties was unsuccessful in its request for the board to consider redeveloping a property PDW owns along Airport Road. The property has a miniature golf course, a snack bar and a driving range as its tenants.

This stretch of Airport Road is booming with commercial development.

A large warehouse under construction by Vertek is at the intersection with Route 329. The warehouse is expected to cause such an...

District News: Money raised for annual car show has increased each year

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in School

Organizers of the Northampton Area School District Student Council car show, which took place July 27, have announced how much has been raised over the past years. The totals are as follows.

2015 — $2,000

2016 — $2,100

2017 — $3,200

2018 — $3,250

2019 — $3,479


The 2019-20 academic year has officially started. Students returned to school Aug. 26. I hope everyone had a great summer!


NASD will be closed for the Labor Day...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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In the 100 block of Delaware Avenue, a vehicle was discovered on private property.

A burglary at Allentown Steel Fabricating Company Inc., 260 Race St., was investigated. Tools were taken, police said.

Criminal mischief — a hole in siding — in the 500 block of Church Street was reported.

A dispute in the 300 block of Howertown Road occurred.

Police said rail crossing gates were...

History of Lehigh Township school told

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by ROBERT MENTZELL in School

Editor’s note: Northampton Area School District Board of Education Director Robert Mentzell delivered the following speech at the April 29 groundbreaking ceremony for the Lehigh Elementary School project.

Today’s ceremony is but a continuation of education in Lehigh Township. The new Lehigh Township school, which will open here in two years, is just the latest chapter in the long story of schooling in Lehigh Township and the NASD.

Some of you are witnesses to this transition,...

Northampton: Borough office closed Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual family picnic Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park, Main and Bank streets. The day begins with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

Ethnic food, baked goods, children’s games, a basket raffle and games of chance are part of the event, held noon-7 p.m.

A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m., followed by The Large Flowerheads 4-7...


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Bath Borough Council meets 6:30 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.

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 Nor-...

Lehigh Township: Get your mum, pie orders in

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society will be taking presale orders for mums and 8-inch shoofly pies until Aug. 31. Mums that are preordered are discounted.

The flowers, shoofly pies and other goodies will be sold 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14 from the porch of the Historical Centre, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

Try to order ahead, so the group doesn’t sell out of your favorite colors before you arrive.

For more information, visit