Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Northampton Area Public Library: Register for children’s programs Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration for children’s programs for ages 10 months to fifth grade begins Jan. 6. Programs run Feb. 1-April 4 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Winnie the Pooh party will be 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14. Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks!

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There will be a do-it-yourself hot chocolate program for teens 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Create and try different flavor combinations of everyone’s favorite wintertime...

North Catasauqua police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 15

Police were on the scene of a DUI involving drugs in the area of Limestone and Eugene streets.

A verbal domestic problem in the 1200 block of Howertown Road was investigated.

DEC. 16

Officers responded to security checks on Main, Arch, Second and Milton streets.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Cypress streets.

DEC. 17

Police were on the scene of a...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

When my children were younger, a favorite 1996 movie was “Alaska,” a story about two children who searched for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska. Along the way, the two learn valuable lessons and meet a baby polar bear on the run from poachers. My children loved the adventures of the baby polar bear. My youngest son had a stuffed polar bear we affectionately named “Cubby” from the movie.

So should we be concerned about the images we see of the starving polar bears in...

Catasauqua: Salem UCC hosts community lunch Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its first free community lunch of the new year 11 a.m. Jan. 6.

The event is open to the public. Come out for some good food and a chance for fellowship!

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

As we start the new year, this is a great time to consider becoming a member of the American Legion to take advantage of the many events that take place...

Bath: Flea market is scheduled for Jan. 5 at fire company

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is planning to hold its first indoor flea market of the new year 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 5.

The kitchen will be open.

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Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, will be having its next bingo Jan. 9.

The doors open 6 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-261-2210.

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It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Shots...

Whitehall police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 14

Suspicious activity in the 100 block of East Union Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal case on Orchard Drive.

Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 600 block of Eighth Street.

DEC. 15

A death investigation brought police to the 300 block of Hill Road.

Officers were on the scene of a reported assault in the 1100 block of Sixth Street.

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Catasauqua police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 16

On Front Street, a written traffic warning was issued.

At Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, police investigated a report of criminal mischief. There was no damage; the individual was warned.

On Walnut Street, abandoned vehicles were tagged.

A hit and run took place in the 100 block of Race Street.

DEC. 17

At Chesterbrook Academy, 325 Lehigh St., a...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 2

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, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 6

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

East Allen Township Board of...

Northampton police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 11

A reportable accident at Center Street and Lilac Court involved one vehicle.

Members of the department investigated a juvenile problem in the 1600 block of Laubach Avenue.

DEC. 12

A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the front bumper, during a hit and run at East 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue. White transfer paint was left at the scene.

In the 2300 block of Main Street...

Coplay: Public comments on new bridge opening

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Area residents and motorists are weighing in with their comments about the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, which opened Dec. 19.

Most are more than pleased with the bridge, which opened six months ahead of schedule.

Surprising to drivers are the new stop signs erected on Chestnut Street at Front Street. The additional stop signs make the intersection a four-way stop.

Drivers are confused about the four-way stop, with a traffic light just a block away.

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