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Cub Scouts, sports, road work on Lehigh Township agenda

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Five members of Pack 242 attended the Feb. 12 meeting of the Lehigh Township supervisors as part of their work toward earning the Citizenship Merit Badge.

Scoutmaster Brett Reichelderfer accompanied the Scouts and their parents.

The Pack is chartered by Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

In other business, four changes to the recreation resolution were discussed. These include reducing the team residency requirement from 35 percent to 25 percent, requiring an early game...

Northampton approves bond for playground equipment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council on Thursday established a municipal park acquisition and development program.

The approved program is part of a bond issue that will match county funds to help defray the costs of specific projects.

"As part of our new bond, we are borrowing funds to replace playground equipment at three parks and also to purchase the property located on Smith Lane. The county has matching funds available," said borough Manager Gene Zarayko.

Borough lawmakers...

Walk now

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Bianca Dominguez of Northampton is among the members of Team SkillsUSA who participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks Jan. 27 at Iron Lakes Country Club in South Whitehall Township. Other team members include Travis Miller of Stroudsburg, Amanda Hillegass of Quakertown, Trestin Galler of Kunkeltown, Sarah Wilson of Bangor, Alex Abruzzi of Washington Township and Jennifer Smith of Salisbury Township.

State police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police report record

The Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville, recently reported it set a single-year record for DUI arrests, proactive enforcement, incidents investigated and criminal arrests in 2012.

For the year 2012, state police reported 527 arrests for DUI, 9,620 traffic citations, 13,286 incidents investigated, 1,101 criminal arrests and 5,104 warnings issued


Trailer found with marijuana

State police on Feb. 4 at 10:45 p.m. discovered a goose...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for spring sports are under way at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 (must turn 12 after May 1) are eligible to play T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.

Registration is being held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.


Don't forget the Gov. Wolf Historical Society's antique show set for March 2 and 3 at...

Allow your children to amaze you

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A disturbance between a man and woman brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a complaint of noise in the 300 block of Howertown Road.


· A report of theft brought police to the 100 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Church Street....

Pennies for a good cause

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in School

Looking over thousands of pennies – along with a sprinkling of nickels, dimes and quarters and some paper money – at Col. John Siegfried Elementary School, Northampton, are students, from left, Emma Statler, Anastasia Regel, Magnus Hanson, Jadyn Fehnel, Caroline Bischof, Gianna Winkelbauer, Kavina Zambrano and Emma Gundrum. The school held its annual student council "Pennies for Patients" campaign. Student council advisor and teacher Gary Pierzga said kindergarten through sixth grade, each...