Northampton Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

Board gets update on Rte. 329 project

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Chairman Larry Oberly opened the March 27 Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting by reiterating the township’s policy to have public participation before and after the meeting.

“We do need to get the township’s business done,” he said. “We want to minimize interruptions during the meeting.”

During the business portion of the meeting, Schlough Incorporated, the company working on the Kopper Penny intersection at Route 329, asked the township for permission to be a co-...

Local circus model builder contributes to Army museum

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile...

Invite some natives to your property this year

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I have been busy making a list and checking it twice. And thrice.

No, I am not trying to get an absurdly early start to Christmas. I am trying to decide what new plants to add to my many containers and small backyard plots.

My recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show put me in the mood, as it always does, for working in the garden, and plant and seed catalogs have been filling my mailbox for months, enticing me with gorgeous photos and bargain prices.


Northampton Area Public Library: Library to host April 9 music program

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Enjoy music, movement and fun at Munchkin Music, to be held 10 a.m. April 9.


The crochet group is back in April! Bring your current project and join the crochet group 6 p.m. April 11. All skill levels are welcome.


The One Book, Every Young Child program will be held 10 a.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 19. Join us for a story and activity featuring this year’s book, “My Cousin Momo.”

This program helps promote early literacy development in...

Catasauqua: Ladies night out set for April 13

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a ladies night out 7-9 p.m. April 13 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make it and take it — you will be making a sea glass necklace and earrings.

The cost includes instruction, materials, snack and a good time. The event is BYOB, and you pay at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To reserve a seat or if you have any questions, email debmellish@gmail...

Coplay: Pediatric cancer run/walk is April 7

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A pediatric cancer 8K run and 5K walk will take place April 7.

The race and festivities will begin 8 a.m. at Ironton Rail Trail. Registration for the race and walk is 7-8 a.m.

There will be a fun run and obstacle course for kids aged 12 and younger.

Festivities include a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food and entertainment.


Coplay Food Bank is in need of canned fruit, fruit cups, cereal, tea, coffee and peanut butter. Donations can be dropped off...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 400 block of Prospect Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

An unwanted person in the 100 block of Front Street was reported. The report said there was an issue with an ex-boyfriend.

In the 100 block of Front Street, Katelyn Viola, 27, of Catasauqua, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Bryan Weaver, 28, of Bath, was arrested for resisting arrest, public drunkenness...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until April 14.

• 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

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue...

E. Allen transfers duties to new township manager

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With a series of resolutions at its March 22 meeting, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors passed responsibilities to the new township manager, Brent Green. Longtime Manager Deborah Seiple will officially retire at the end of the month.

Included as part of the change, the township established two separate classes of employees. Township personnel elected to be represented by a union.

In other business, Supervisor Mark Schwartz brought up a problem on Debra Court. The...

Board to weigh Lehigh school financing

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Two options are under consideration to finance the $34.2 million Lehigh Elementary School project.

A vote on the options is expected to be on the agenda of the next Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 9.

Also expected to be on the April 9 meeting agenda is an update on the 2018-19 district budget by NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik and NASD Business Administrator Terry Leh.

NASD school directors heard a...