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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 25

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police in the 1300 block of Fourth Street with a domestic incident.

A vehicle was damaged with what appeared to have been a sharp object in the unit block of Magna Drive.

A suspicious person was reported in the 800 block of Catherine Drive. A male between 35 and 40 years old came to someone’s door stating his vehicle broke down and requested money.

DEC. 26...

Whitehall Police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 18

A road rage incident on Lehigh Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to fires in the 1500 block of Alta Drive and the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

Suspicious vehicles on Seventh Street and Coplay Circle were reported.

A vehicle was recovered in the 1000 block of Grape Street.

A report of identity theft in the 3200 block of Coplay Court was investigated.


Catasauqua: American Legion has bingo

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., has bingo every Wednesday night.

Now that the doldrums of winter have set in, come out Jan. 10 for a fun evening of bingo. The doors and kitchen open 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts 7 p.m.

There are 22 regular games, specials, 50/50 and two jackpots.

For questions or reservations, call 610-266-7170.


Come out this winter and visit the Catasauqua library, Third and Bridge streets, and check out all the new...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 24

In the 700 block of Front Street, music was turned down and the owner warned two separate times when police investigated a noise complaint. On the third call, the person was cited.

A dispute between a mother and daughter occurred in the 600 block of Third Street.

At ASL Mechanical, 428 Pearl St., a vehicle was damaged.

At Catasauqua Highrise, 534 Third St., police responded to a parking...


Wednesday, January 3, 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 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.


Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the...


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 2

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Half-price sale on all clothing, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 6.

• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700...

Controlling township truck traffic

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Several residents attended East Allen Township’s regular meeting Dec. 14 in response to a report that Weaversville Road would be open to trucks — without restriction — once new warehouses approved by Allen Township are occupied.

Based on previous meetings, most residents understood trucks are permitted on state roads. Lori Fox, who established a new committee called Citizens for Accountability & Responsible Development (CARD), challenged the board, contending trucks are...

Drawing for donations

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

While many Lehigh Valley children were drafting their Christmas wish lists for Santa, young Lyla Schneck was brainstorming about how she could help other people during the holiday season.

When she hit on the idea of using her art talent, she discussed it with her mother. She is the daughter of Ashley Davis and Ryan Schneck, of Northampton.

“I did these pictures. Do you think people would give some type of food that I could take to the food bank if I make them a picture?” she...

K-Kids foundation donates to district, creates new award

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation has donated $133,000 to Northampton Area School District.

Bill Conner, president of Konkrete Kids Foundation Board, also said in his report at the Dec. 18 Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting that the foundation donated $25,000 this year and $33,000 last year to the district.

Conner announced the foundation has launched a new program: the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Criteria includes the...