Northampton Press

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Rock-Lehigh Valley hearing delayed

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At East Allen Township’s board of supervisors meeting July 25, Solicitor Joseph Piperato announced the township received a letter from Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC, a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group, extending its negotiations on a curative amendment.

The developer wants to put another structure on property owned by the airport on Willowbrook Road. The proposed structure was originally identified as a warehouse; East Allen Township decided to keep the existing zoning and not allow a...

NASD administration sets dates for start of 2019-20 school year

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

With the month of August underway, Northampton Area School District administrators and teachers are gearing up for the start of the 2019-20 school year, with the first day of classes Aug. 26.

Teacher induction is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6. The NASD data retreat is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7. The NASD administrative data retreat review is 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 8.

Teacher and administration in-service days are Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 22. The Labor Day holiday is Sept. 2.

The NASD Board...

Coplay: Church picnic is set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.

Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.

The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.

There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and...

Bath: Fire company to host meal Aug. 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, will be holding a chicken and seafood bake 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

The menu includes half of a barbecue chicken, fish fillet, 12 clams, 12 shrimp, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, coleslaw, roll and butter.

The event is first come, first served. No advance tickets are needed.

For pricing and other questions, call Stacy at 610-837-3465.


Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a death investigation in the 300 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated an overdose in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A theft occurred in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

The department responded to an animal call in the 3000 block of South Fifth Street.

A hazardous condition on North Front Street was addressed.

A suspicious vehicle on...

Traffic talk continues in Allen Township

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With a prior meeting hint that Allen Township might vote on the JW Development warehouse plan, the board of supervisors’ June 23 agenda instead addressed truck traffic, indicating supervisors might be looking at options to the JW Development plan. The land is zoned properly, so any codifications would need to be around the conditions of the plan.

Everyone in Allen Township seems to have had at least one encounter with a FedEx Ground tandem or its equivalent buzzing along Savage Road...

Another View

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I am the summer intern for the Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers. I am 19 years old and entering my sophomore year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This summer has been an exciting one.

Obtaining my driver’s license, securing an internship and seeing my brother graduate from an Ivy League school, which has not only caused him stress for four grueling academic years, but physical pain as his studies at Cornell University once forced an ulcer to burn...