Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Leiner suspends campaign for Congressional seat

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Bill Leiner, the first Democratic candidate to announce a run for the soon-to-be-vacant 7th District Congressional seat, has suspended his campaign.

In a memo sent to his supporters March 1, Leiner said he will endorse Democratic candidate Susan Wild in her attempt to capture the Lehigh Valley’s Congressional seat. Republicans have held the former 15th District, now known as the 7th District, since 1999.

Second Street property plan still in the works

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catasauqua council gives owner deadlines to remedy sinkhole, structural issues

North Catasauqua Borough Council and the owner of the blighted homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. are continuing to work on a resolution that will save the blighted property from demolition.

At the March 5 council meeting, Hyoungjoon Park and his attorney presented their plan of action for resolving the homes’ structural issues. Park has contracted CJ Construction-Lehigh Valley LLC to dig underneath the property and repour the foundation.

Catty healthy just in time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Regardless of the sport, whenever a team experiences an extended layoff, the question when they return is always, “Are they rested or are they rusty?”

The Catasauqua boys basketball team showed that the rest was much-needed in their 75-60 win over Northern Lehigh in the District XI 3A quarterfinals.

With two weeks off between their Colonial League playoff defeat to Wilson and their district playoff opener, Coach Eric Snyder got a slew of guys back that he wasn’t expecting to return this season.

Owner attempts to save 2nd St. property

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catty council accepts plan with conditions, calls off demolition

An 11th-hour plea from the owner of 1020 and 1022 Second St., North Catasauqua, has tentatively saved the blighted property from demolition.

Hyoungjoon Park attended the Feb. 19 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with his attorney, Alexander Ward, and a plan of action to repair the damaged homes.

Council members voted 6-1 to accept the negotiated course of action to preserve the structure, with Vice President John Yanek voting against it.

N. Catty hires firm to take down homes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Second St. houses set for demolition within the next 30 days

North Catasauqua Borough Council accepted the $37,500 bid from Walters Excavating to knock down the blighted homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. within the next 30 days.

At the Feb. 5 council meeting, President Peter Paone said the engineer’s formal report was not yet available, but the engineer recommended demolition within the next 45 days.

N. Catty discusses street work plans

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Representatives from UGI met with officials from North Catasauqua, Catasauqua and Northampton to go over the energy company’s long-term infrastructure improvement program during North Catasauqua Borough Council’s meeting Jan. 15.

Mayor William Molchany Jr., council President Peter Paone and public works Supervisor Al Steigerwalt attended the meeting as representatives from North Catasauqua.

The purpose of the meeting was to find out when and where UGI was intending to do roadwork over the next five years so the boroughs could schedule paving and road improvement projects.

Boys look to clear up playoff picture

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team is heading to the Colonial League and District 11 playoffs, but their first destination remains a mystery as of press time.

If Wilson (11-5 in the Colonial League) defeats Notre Dame-Green Pond (12-4) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, which comes after Press deadlines as well as with the threat of a winter storm, the Rough Riders will travel to Wilson for the Colonial League playoff opener on Saturday, Feb. 10 as the No. 5 seed.

Council, planners OK Willow Brook project

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

152 homes will be built in N. Catty; golf course will reduce to nine holes

Representatives from the Fuller Family Trust have received conditional final approval from North Catasauqua’s borough council and planning commission for the proposed Willow Brook Farm subdivision development.

At the Jan. 31 planning committee meeting, borough Engineer Dave Kutzor reviewed his final recommendations with planning committee members Joe Keglovits and Dan Snyder. Robert Dwyer, representing the Fuller family, was on hand to address any questions and potential conditions.

CHS boys pick up two wins

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

After a tough three-game losing streak, the Catasauqua boys basketball team rebounded nicely with two Colonial League wins.

The Rough Riders defeated Salisbury 67-52 on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Southern Lehigh 52-49 on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Catty holds a one-game lead over Moravian Academy at the top of the Colonial League’s West Division.

Senior guard Isiah Graves continued his scoring tear through the league. The area’s leading scorer dropped 27 points against Salisbury and 30 against Southern Lehigh.

Catasauqua girls fall to Wilson Warriors

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

“We are a M.A.S.H. unit right now.”

Head coach Ed Seidick and the Catasauqua girls basketball team are digging deep to close out the 2017-18 season.

The Rough Riders fell to Wilson 63-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 in a physical contest at the CHS Gymnasium.

Freshman Alexis Rushatz helped jump start Catty’s offense in a tight first quarter, but the Warriors out-scored the Rough Riders 18-7 in the second quarter to take a 33-16 lead into halftime.

Rushatz led Catty with 11 points, followed by Makenzie Bradley with eight.