Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Borough, PennDOT reach agreement

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough is preparing for winter’s arrival and its impact on roads, as well as more immediate events that will take place, such as trick-or-treat night.

An agreement was reached between Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Northampton that has the borough’s public works department personnel removing snow and ice from state roads in the borough, such as Route 329 (21st Street), Cherryville Road and upper Main Street.

The five-year pact, called a service...

Northampton: Food bank’s Halloween walkathon event is Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Halloween walkathon Oct. 26. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St. The walk, approximately 4.5 miles, will begin 9 a.m.

Walkers are encouraged to collect pledges to support the food bank.

For more information, call Kelly at 484-664-0455.

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Monthly breakfasts have resumed at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 2181 Washington Ave. The next event will be held 8:30 a.m.-...

Hotel Bethlehem: 97 and going strong

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Several hundred well-wishers crowded into the Hotel Bethlehem Oct. 6 to help the landmark celebrate its 97th birthday and its recent selection as the third best historic hotel in the country by readers of USA Today.

The birthday bash included free food and hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes, tours, musical entertainment and presentations on the history of the hotel. Guests were greeted by hospitality girls in white knee-high boots, a flashback to 1968.

Noted for its distinguished guests...

Microbrewery hosts wing-eating contest

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

One of the popular food trucks that gets invited to Taylor House Brewing Company, 76 Lehigh St., Catasauqua, is Buck’s BBQ.

“We always get good reviews when we invite them to set up,” said Annette Pompa, co-owner of the business.

Buck’s returned the compliment by holding a wing-eating contest Sept. 28.

“They have some pretty big wings,” said second-place finisher Jarred Barno.

The wings are a popular item on the menu. The standard basket has six wings. They are...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

Officers were on the scene of domestic offenses against family on North Front and Fifth streets.

The department assisted with reports of fires on Catasauqua Road and Fifth Street.

Police responded to disturbances on Grape Street and Maryland Circle.

Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Windsor Street was reported.

A report of fraud in the 1100 block of Sixth Street was...

Borough to invite Hanover to meeting with FedEx officials

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council will invite Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to send a representative to a conference with FedEx Ground officials to remedy a problem with box trucks traveling on nondesignated roads to and from the warehouse off Willowbrook Road in Allen Township.

Northampton is adding Hanover Township to the mix of municipalities to meet with FedEx since it is also impacted by the heavy truck traffic. Others invited include Allen Township and North Catasauqua and...

Donations sought through Nov. 9

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Stockings For Soldiers

The Lehigh Valley Press, a division of Times News LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for Stockings for Soldiers. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards. These simple gifts mean a...