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Monday, July 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351


• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at...

The Family Project: Handling question

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old daughter’s new best friend comes from a family with same-sex parents. I am stuck on how to begin to answer questions she may have about this. Can you help me with some pointers on how to handle the discussion?

The first reaction from the panel was that there is an assumption that the daughter is going to have questions about her friend’s parents.

“There probably will be a conversation about this at some point,” observed panelist Mike Daniels. “If the parents...

Bath officials meet at new borough hall

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In a low-key meeting July 11, Bath Borough Council gathered for the first time in the new Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

Council and Mayor Fiorella Mirabito-Reginelli are planning an Aug. 6 open house and ribbon cutting. The open house will be held 3-6 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins 6 p.m. Both events are expected to draw a large attendance, including elected state officials, local dignitaries, chamber of commerce members and residents.

The Bath Borough Public...

Apartment conversion of former school is coming along

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton’s Central School building, located at Main and 14th streets, used to house blackboards and student desks. Soon, it will house new apartments with tenants.

Kishbaugh Construction, Bath, is completing the job, begun months ago, by converting the two-story brick structure into one and two-bedroom units — an endeavor that included modern-day touches while keeping intact its historic appearance.

A red-lettered sign outside the building notes rentals are now being taken....

Special delivery

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Drivers woke up early in the morning July 20 in Pottsville as Northeast Precast had 121-foot beams loaded onto special trailers for their trip to Northampton.

The scheduled arrival was 10:30 a.m., but the crew got delayed in Hamburg while state police checked the drivers’ credentials.

Ryan — “It’s just Ryan,” he said when he parked the beam in front of the crane — took the first truck. The course was down Route 61, across the 78 Interstate to Airport Road.

The tricky...

Moore Township: Movie, bonfire planned for July 27 at Holy Cross

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown, is having a movie night with a bonfire 6 p.m. July 27.

For more information, call the church at 610-759-7363.


Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next meeting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the pavilion on the grounds of the Moore Township Recreation Center, 635 English Road.

For more information, visit


Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is...

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a parking complaint on North Front Street.

The department assisted Palmerton officers in the unit block of North Seventh Street with a hit and run that occurred in their borough.

Officers addressed parking complaints on North Second and Chestnut streets.


A suspected runaway along the Ironton Rail Trail was reported.

Police provided a protection-from-...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A borough ordinance was violated at Canal Street Park. The report said four people were cited for violating no-alcohol and no-swimming restrictions.

A suspicious male in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue was reported.

At Canal Street Park, a borough ordinance was violated. Police said the male was violating the no-alcohol restriction.


In the 2100 block of Canal Street,...

Suspect sought in E. Allen stabbing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is seeking a suspect wanted for an attempted homicide.

The incident happened in the 600 block of Carriage Road, East Allen Township, just after 6 a.m. July 16.

According to police, the victim, a 20-year-old Hispanic male, was trying to break up a physical altercation when the known suspect, a 29-year-old Hispanic male, stabbed the victim in the chest with a folding knife.

The suspect fled the scene in a...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.



East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.


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...