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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.

N. Catty council reviewing demolition bids

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Vote is expected next month on fate of blighted homes on Second Street

North Catasauqua is reviewing a second set of demolition bids for the blighted homes at 1020, 1022 and 1024 Second St.

At the Jan. 15 borough council meeting, President Peter Paone said the borough has received one bid, received a pledge to receive another bid later that week and was awaiting response on a third.

This is the borough’s second attempt at securing a demolition contractor. Bids that were collected last year expired while the borough was working to approve its new Blighted, Vacant, Abandoned and Dangerous Property Ordinance.

Catty beats Knights

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team experienced a tale of two halves - twice last week.

Isiah Graves led Catasauqua to one of the most exciting halves of basketball in recent Lehigh Valley memory in the Jan. 13 contest against Northampton.

The senior guard scored 15 of Catty’s first 18 points and finished the first half with 26 points. With less than five seconds remaining in the second quarter, he corralled an inbound pass from Catty’s baseline and calmly sank a 55-foot buzzer beater to send the CHS Gymnasium into a frenzy.

Then the halftime whistle blew.

Boys top Moravian, Salisbury

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team has put up some flashy games on offense this season, scoring 84 points against Notre Dame-Green Pond, 73 at Northwestern, and 69 against Palmerton.

But in order to hold off Moravian Academy on Jan. 6, coach Eric Snyder knew the game needed to be won on defense.

The Rough Riders defeated the Lions 59-52, less than 20 hours after beating Salisbury the night before. Catty improved to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Colonial League.

Rushatz earning backcourt position

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Through the first half of the Catasauqua girls basketball season, coach Ed Seidick searched for a backcourt running mate to pair with senior Makenzie Bradley.

After two strong weeks since the holiday break, freshman Alexis Rushatz has latched on to the role thanks to tenacious defense and an improving 3-point shot.

The Rough Riders dropped an overtime contest to Salisbury on Friday, Jan. 5, but Seidick is pleased with the way his younger players are developing.