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Historical society hosts event

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

The large crowd that packed Northampton Borough Municipal Building council chambers March 10 was treated to a journey down memory lane, as Northampton Area Historical Society (NAHS) held a photo perspective on the town’s early business community.

Larry Oberly, presenter and NAHS vice president, showed the pictures on a large screen and had the audience provide its own commentary to each of the 60 photographs displayed for the first time.

“To me, history has always been a...

Coplay: Borough offices closed March 30

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough Office and Public Works Department will be closed March 30 in observance of Good Friday.


March 30 is the deadline to apply for lifeguard, pool manager and part-time work positions in the borough. Apply at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 31. A party will follow.

A congregational breakfast is planned for 8:45-10 a.m. April 1.


Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club to meet April 4 at Slovak Center

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club springs into action with its first meeting of the season, to be held 1 p.m. April 4 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Lynn Dautrich, a Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss transitioning to organic gardening. Dautrich will highlight many of the benefits and challenges of organic gardening and will share some of his experiences of gardening in the great white north.

Horticultural and artistic exhibits should be in place...


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a phenomenon many of us have never seen before is occurring before our eyes.

Students have become empowered and have successfully rallied peers, parents and grandparents to help find a solution to school shootings.

Just a month later, on March 14, students across the nation, showed their solidarity with Parkland, Fla., students by rallying at their schools for 17 minutes to honor the 17 killed...

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1700 block of Main Street. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver side. A late-model black Hyundai was seen leaving and continuing south on Main Street.


Police investigated a theft in the unit block of West 26th Street. The report said two ceramic ducks were taken from the front porch of a residence. They both...

A community of ‘ones’

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In the aftermath of tragic events, I tend to feel very helpless and small. Even though my every day is jam-packed with activities that serve to improve the quality of life for others, I feel as if I somehow failed. It sounds a bit ridiculous because I could never directly make a difference for every single person out there, especially those who live far away and have no connection to me. Yet, I tend to think globally and wonder what I could have done to create a different outcome. Then...

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene for a report of a dog bite along the Ironton Rail Trail. The owner of the dog was cited, as well as a male who allowed the dog to walk without a leash when the attack occurred.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 100 block of North Ninth Street.

The department responded to a fire alarm in the unit block of North Front Street.

Police offered assistance with a...

Allen/East Allen townships: Pre-K Pathfinders program to be held at Wayne Grube Park

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton County Parks & Recreation is offering a free pre-K Pathfinders program April 5 for kids 2 to 5 years of age and their grown-ups.

Those planning to attend are reminded to dress for the weather as they experience live amphibians and a pond sensory bin and create a rain stick craft. Teams will experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play and stories.

The program is offered free of charge 10-11 a.m. at Wayne Grube Park, pavilion 1, 1200...

Council members reviewing adjusted borough ordinance

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

A copy of the revised residential rental unit ordinance was distributed to council members for their review at the March 15 Northampton Borough Council meeting. Discussion of the proposed ordinance will be on the agenda at the April 5 council meeting.

This latest revision was completed by a council committee that included Julia Kutzler, Robert McHale and Anthony Lopsonzski Sr.

“We looked at the existing ordinances in place concerning rental properties,” Kutzler said.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Troop M, Pennsylvania State Police, and several other local agencies have announced that heightened Easter holiday traffic enforcement will begin 1 a.m. March 30 and continue through midnight on the night of April 1.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement Education Program, Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Driving and Drug Recognition Expert programs will target aggressive drivers or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speeding, reckless driving, seat...