Northampton Press

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.

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The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.

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The borough is reminding residents who live near...

State representative visits with high school politicians club

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in School

Joseph Confer, a sophomore at Northampton Area High School and a member of the Young Politicians Club, pulled off a few political tricks of his own. Based on his written request, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, showed up for his meeting Dec. 13, 2019, even though no one in the audience is old enough to vote.

Hahn scratched the surface on how the legislative branch of the state works. She gave the highly interested students a glimpse of her trajectory in politics, starting with her...

Career, technical schools receive $104,999 in equipment funds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Grants awarded

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced the awarding of $104,999 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“I am pleased that the commonwealth is being proactive in assisting our career and technical schools across the state to aid them in preparing our students for high demand occupations,” Boscola stated. “These grants will allow our local career...

Northampton: Food bank to hold Super Bowl bingo

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9...

Potts plans Jan. 12 fundraising event for high school student

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Potts Doggie Shop, Northampton, is holding a special fundraising day Jan. 12 for Sarah Ramos, a Northampton Area High School student fighting a battle with cancer. All proceeds from the Sarah’s Day at Potts event will benefit Ramos.

Mark and Bob Mazziotta, owners of the 2428 Cherryville Road restaurant, are joining the battle to assist the 17-year-old Moore Township teen, who has been diagnosed with a rare stage-four cancer.

“Sarah owns the restaurant Jan. 12, from when it...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 9

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 13

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 Drive.

TUESDAY 14

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal...

District News: Event for grade transition, course selection planned for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

Transition night from eighth grade to ninth grade and course selection night is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

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PT(S)A groups will meet this month.

• NAHS, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, at Northampton Area Middle School

• NAMS, 6 p.m. Jan. 14

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Online kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year begins Jan. 15. Visit nasdschools.org and click on the 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration link on the left side of...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

On Railroad Street, a registration plate was seized and the driver cited.

In the 200 block of Limestone Street, an issue with a home appliance occurred. The case was referred to the landlord.

A hit and run to a parked car in the 100 block of Bridge Street took place.

On North Second Street, officers and the department’s K-9 assisted Coplay police during a traffic stop.

Police...

Presentation on water quality is planned for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

TapTalks

Lehigh and Northampton County Master Watershed Stewards presents a fun, informative series of presentations on water quality topics.

These workshops are scheduled at various locations around the Lehigh Valley and highlight presentations by local water resource professionals and Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward volunteers.

The programs are typically scheduled for one and a half hours; however, time varies among presenters and venues.

The next...

Firefighters called to Bath house fire

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 214-216 E. Northampton St. on the morning of Jan. 1.

According to Christopher Keenhold, Bath assistant fire chief, the two-alarm fire also brought out 11 other fire departments for assistance.

“We had a great response from area fire stations,” he said.

Two people were transported to the hospital for care, he reported. There were no other reported injuries.

The house is a near-total loss. A car parked...