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Saturday, July 20, 2019

‘A small but mighty team’

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Looking for a way to have fun, meet new people and maybe get a little bruised up in the process? Interested in a fun community event involving an exciting, full-contact sport? Look no further — roller derby is the place for you.

Two Rivers Roller Derby is a nonprofit, inclusive, flat track roller derby league serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey.

“We aim to provide a haven of athleticism, sportsmanship and fun,” boasts the league’s Facebook page.

The...

Burker: ‘Neighbors helping neighbors’

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the Coplay Borough Council workshop meeting July 2, Councilman Stephen Burker explained how Coplay Borough opened Coplay Parkway Pool to Catasauqua Borough residents when Catasauqua was dealing with a leak at its pool.

“As soon as we were aware that the pool was closed in Catasauqua, I called our pool manager, Tiffany Benson, and gave her authorization to give Coplay’s lowest rate to Catasauqua season pass holders. It was a hot and humid weekend,” he said.

“This is a simple...

Board OKs liquor license for Exxon

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a liquor license transfer for an Exxon station at its meeting July 8.

The gas station and convenience store at 2724 MacArthur Road will sell only beer, said Matthew Anderson, attorney for Dunne Manning Stores, which owns the property. It is the third liquor license request that has come before the board since the beginning of the year.

One resident opposed the transfer.

“We don’t need any more places to get...

Cementon/Egypt: Parish festival is set

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is hosting a parish festival 12:30-8 p.m. July 14 at Egypt Memorial Park, Hillcrest Lane and Curt Simmons Drive, rain or shine.

The event will include a bake sale, games, entertainment, food, bingo and a raffle.

There will be an outdoor Mass before the event, starting 11:30 a.m.

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It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School at Egypt Community Church, to be held 6-8:30 p.m. July 15-19. The theme is “Miraculous Mission: Jesus...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 30

A warrant was served in the 1600 block of Main Street. A wanted female with an outstanding warrant out of Lehigh County was taken into custody and transported to Lehigh County Jail.

JULY 1

In the 1500 block of Main Street, a package delivered by UPS was taken from a residence.

Police investigated a debit card fraud case in the 1000 block of Main Street.

JULY 2

A hit-and-...

Another View

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

United States women’s national soccer team, USWNT, earned a record fourth title win when they faced off against the Netherlands, the European champions, July 7 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This 2-0 win marks the culmination of the immense skill and hard work demonstrated by these athletes over the years.

The USWNT has now won four World Cup titles, including the first one in 1991. The team has also won four Olympic gold medals. The USWNT has medaled in every World Cup and Olympic...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 30

Police responded to a fireworks complaint in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

The department addressed a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Second Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

JULY 1

A fight in the 700 block of Willow Drive brought police to the scene.

Police investigated a report of fraud in the 500 block of Penn...

Coplay Public Library: Blast Off into Reading storytime set for July 11

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Blast Off into Reading storytime will be held 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays — July 11, 18 and 25. Everyone is welcome to attend; no preregistration is necessary.

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The free movies continue 5-7 p.m. at Coplay Public Library.

The July 15 movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

The July 22 movie is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.

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The teen space-themed escape...

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 1

Police investigated a report of harassment by an ex-boyfriend in the 300 block of Stone Alley.

A report of fraud in the unit block of North Second Street was investigated.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of Coplay Street.

Fireworks in the 800 block of Catherine Drive were reported.

Officers investigated an animal complaint along the Ironton Rail...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Well, it came in the mail today, July 3. The school tax bill with its annual increase or as I see it, the annual picking of the taxpayer pockets by our public school district.

The best school district quote I found in this year’s budget process is, “We have kept all of our programs. We have kept all of our employees. We have expanded programs for students.”

It’s obvious there is never any effort to reduce costs of any kind by our public school district...