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Safety first: State policies affect fall sports

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Aug. 13: Fall Sports Begin.

That was the events notice at the top of the Northampton Area School District website Monday.

While the first day of fall, Sept. 22, is about one month away, on Monday night the Northampton Area School Board was given a fall sports preview from none other than Todd Bowser, the new NASD athletic director.

In the offing for NASD, but not this fall, might be a lacrosse team.

The preview included important new information and policies being...

Opinion: Life lessons learned on the Loch Ness Monster

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DAVID AMERMAN in Local News

Hi! I'm David. I'm a rising senior at Penn State studying journalism, English and theater and I'vebeen interning with the Parkland Press and Northwestern Press newspapers this summer.

I can also tell you with utmost sincerity that, for most of my life, I have been a wimp.

I've taken stock of my fears and inhibitions and diligently made a point to avoid any path containing such spooky obstacles under the impression there was nothing wrong with taking the safe route.


Preliminary approval granted for middle school project

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The proposed new Northampton Area Middle School took a step forward Aug. 8 when the Northampton Borough Planning Commission granted preliminary approval for the project.

No major issues came up as the plans for the middle school were reviewed. Many of the conditions for construction have been satisfied, such as storm water drainage, a retaining wall, road alignment, access, topography slopes and contours.

M. Arif Fazil, principal with D'Huy Engineering Inc., Bethlehem, and...

Lehigh Township column: Church yard sale to include early bird special Aug. 31

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

There will be an "early bird special" starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, for the Hope Lutheran Church Annual Yard Sale.

There is a cost for this one-day special and the fee will be collected at the door. You will be granted early access to all of the items available at the yard sale.

Church members are are also looking for volunteers to provide baked goods and home-cooked dishes to be be sold at the event.

Anyone interested should contact Ralph Fisher at 610-392-4985....

College Corner

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News




resident awarded bachelor degree

Maritza Antonetty of Northampton recently received a bachelor of business administration in general business through Berkeley College Online.

More than 1,700 students from Berkeley College locations in New Jersey and New York and Berkeley College Online received baccalaureate and associate degrees in 2012. It was the largest graduating class in the history of the college.


Borough and police reach agreement

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement concerning a new contract covering wages and benefits for its 10-member uniformed police force.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko made the announcement at a recent borough council meeting.

The police officers have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, the day after the former three-year contract expired. Police are not permitted by state law to strike.

Zarayko, who believed a new contract...

Northampton police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a report of two vehicle tires punctured in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.


· A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 2000 block of Main Street.

· Police responded to the theft of a string trimmer in the 800 block of Main Street.

· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 500 block of East 12th Street.

· Police...