Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Happenings

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 30

• Basket raffle begins, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event ends noon Oct. 14. Information and cost: 610-432-4339

• Sip and Shop event (benefiting Lehigh County Humane Society), 5-6:30 p.m., at D&S Florist, 107 Chestnut St., Bath

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

OCT. 1

• Fall walking club (organized by East Allen...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

We have watched enough crime dramas to know that those accused of a crime must be given their “Miranda warnings.”

“You have the right to remain silent; whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” etc.

Critics often complain that victims and their families are accorded no similar protections, but that, of course, is an oversimplification.

Nonetheless, when you and other voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania Nov. 5, you will be asked to approve a...

Borough discusses truck traffic solutions

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough is proposing to have neighboring municipalities join together and meet with the FedEx Ground company leadership to discuss problems and potential solutions regarding the increase of truck traffic in the area due to the company’s warehouse and distribution center off Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.

The meeting was one of several ideas discussed by borough residents and officials at a special meeting Sept. 18.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he would...

Honoring Slavic history

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Blue skies and a bright sun were fitting for the Sept. 21 ceremony unveiling the Slavic memorial monument and dedicating a linden tree at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

The new additions recognize the borough’s history with a bronze plaque attached to a local quarry rock citing the linden tree’s importance to the Slavic people. Many Slavics immigrated to Northampton in the late 1800s and early 1900s and worked in the local cement mills.

The tree was donated by...

Council tables decision on aerial firetruck purchase

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

At the Sept. 19 Northampton Borough Council meeting, council tabled the approval of a purchase of an aerial firetruck costing $1.4 million.

It was approved at council’s Sept. 5 meeting to sell the borough’s current aerial firetruck to Brindle Fire Apparatus for $350,000. The truck, a 1991 KME model, had a history of necessary repairs and maintenance. The fire department, borough council and the administration agreed the aerial firetruck could no longer serve the community in an...

Horner’s Cemetery tours are scheduled

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Did you know that Craig’s Irish Settlement, dating to 1728, is celebrating its 291st anniversary this year? The resting place of these founders will be highlighted during fall tours Oct. 12 at Horner’s Cemetery, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd. (Route 329), East Allen Township. The tours start 1 p.m.

Did you know the longest permanent settlement in the Lehigh Valley was here in Allen and East Allen townships, as well as the towns of Northampton, Bath and more?

Did you know Benjamin Franklin...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There is a new trend these days across the United States called lunch shaming, where unpaid lunch bills in school districts are making the news.

In July, the Wyoming Valley West School District, in Luzerne County, threatened to have children placed in foster care if their parents didn’t pay an outstanding lunch debt of $22,476.

Todd Carmichael, the CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters, offered to pay the debt. The school board president refused.

Carmichael...

Northampton: Troop 93 to hold spaghetti dinner

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 is planning a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free.

Drinks, salad and ice cream are included in the meal price.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are...

Crash closes Airport Road at mall

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

A four-car pileup occurred approximately 11 a.m. Sept. 21 near the entrance to the Airport Center strip mall on Airport Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

One driver and three passengers, two of whom are juveniles, were reported to have injuries and were transported to local hospitals by Northampton Regional EMS and Cetronia Ambulance Corps.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, and Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Department were quickly on the scene.

The...

Lehigh Township: Gravestone program planned for Oct. 12

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Historical Society is presenting a program on Pennsylvania German gravestones 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in the social hall of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road.

Michael Emery, of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will discuss the materials used, engraved text and decorative styles found on the grave markers.

Following the presentation, there will be a walk around the cemetery to view the old stones. This event is free and...