Memorial Day services are planned across the region. The public is invited to attend the programs, organized by local veterans groups to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedoms.
• American Legion Post 215 will travel to various locations in Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs May 27:
10 a.m. — Fairview Cemetery, 2584 Lehigh St., Whitehall
10:15 a.m. — Pine Street Bridge, Catasauqua
10:30 a.m. — North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
Work has begun on some roadways in North Catasauqua, thanks to funds set aside from the 2015 sale of a cell tower located on borough property.
According to borough council President Peter Paone, public works Supervisor Travis Brett reported at the April 15 meeting of council that a portion of Cypress Street was repaved last week and work on Sixth and Cherry streets will soon get underway.
North Catasauqua and Catasauqua will join forces April 20 to clean up the boroughs, in observance of Earth Day.
North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone said at the March 18 meeting of council that focus will be on the area of the Lehigh Canal. Area Boy Scout troops, emergency management personnel and resident volunteers will tackle the work.
This joint river cleanup will be held 9 a.m. to noon. Crews will start at either end of the boroughs and meet in the middle.
North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park is getting some updated playground equipment, thanks to grant funding.
According to North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone, public works employees will install a new set of swings and a touch tunnel, made especially for those with autism and sensory issues, at the 701 Grove St. park. The good news, Paone said, was shared by public works Supervisor Travis Brett during the March 18 meeting of council.
Construction at the site of the Willow Brook Farm subdivision project is expected to get underway within 30 days.
North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone announced the developers’ timeline at the March 18 meeting of council.
Paone, borough Solicitor Steve Goudsouzian, Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst and two Keystone Consulting Engineers representatives met with Willow Brook developers earlier this month, learning that clearing the land, installing catch basins for wastewater management and performing utilities work are at the top of the to-do list.
During the March 4 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Mayor William Molchany thanked Police Chief Kim Moyer and his department for their diligence in solving a case of multiple vehicle break-ins that took place last year in the borough.
A GoFundMe account has been created in memory of Erik Hirner, assistant fire chief of Charotin Hose Company No. 1, North Catasauqua, who was involved in a crash in Berks County May 25 and died from his injuries a few days later.
Hirner, 38, of North Catasauqua, was a life member of the North Catasauqua station, as well as an 11-year veteran of Reading Fire Department.
Area veterans groups and other organizations will honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice with ceremonies and services this weekend.
• Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will begin the day with a service at Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m., followed by a 10:15 a.m. program on the Pine Street Bridge.
At 10:30 a.m., members will be at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park for a ceremony, followed by a 10:45 a.m. service at St. Mary’s cemetery. The day will conclude 11 a.m. at the post home, 330 Second St.
A Danielsville man was killed May 26 in a two-vehicle crash on Cherryville Road in Allen Township.
According to the Northampton County Coroner’s Office, Justin Gnas, 24, died at the scene from wounds sustained in the accident. The manner of death was ruled accidental.
The crash occurred just after 7 a.m. in the 4000 block of Cherryville Road.
The Democratic incumbent serving the 133rd Legislative District will have two challengers in the general election Nov. 8.
Daniel McNeill will face opposition from David Molony, Republican, and Alexander Humanick, Libertarian.
The 133rd Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Coplay, Fountain Hill, Hanover Township, Salisbury Township (wards 1, 2 and 3-division 2) and Whitehall Township (districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12).
The Press asked the candidates the following question: Why are you the best candidate for this office?