Catasauqua Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

Voters select candidates for Nov. 7 ballots

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Voters selected candidates for the November ballot on primary election day May 16.

In Catasauqua, a former borough councilman Al Regits failed in his attempt to regain a seat on the council. Voters selected incumbents Deb Mellish, Vincent Smith and Christine Weaver to fill the Democratic slots on the fall ballot. As they are running unopposed by any Republican candidates, their re-election in November to four-year terms is virtually assured.

4 vie for 3 spots on Democratic ballot

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

With no Republicans on the May 16 primary election ballot for Catasauqua Borough Council, Democratic voters will, essentially, select three of the four candidates to take three open seats for a four-year term. Vincent Smith, Christine Weaver and Deb Mellish are running for re-election. Alfred Regits is seeking a return to a seat on the council.

Each of the candidates was asked to briefly answer this question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.

Alfred Regits

North Catasauqua takes action

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Borough to demolish collapsing twin home on Second St. if owner does not repair

Second Street residents attending the April 25 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting indicated they were satisfied with the council’s decision regarding a collapsing house on their street.

A hole opened up under one of the attached homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. three years ago, and neighbors have waited in vain for the homeowner to either make repairs or demolish the building.

CAST presents

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Director Bill Nothstein says 60 talented performers will bring this popular Disney story to the stage of Catasauqua High School this weekend and next weekend.

Months of designing and building over 50 enchanted costumes and a three-level castle have kept members busy when not rehearsing.

Set construction is under the direction of the skillful Bob Heffelfinger, whose team of workers has created an impressive set.

North Catty to seek more park funding

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua will be seeking additional funding for work that is planned for park improvements this year. A matching fund grant has already been granted for the work, which includes new playground equipment and a resurfacing of the athletic courts at the North Catasauqua William Albert Memorial Park.

With a fast-approaching deadline for a 2017 Community Development Block Grant application, council President Peter Paone asked for the council’s guidance about what borough projects to apply for on such short notice.

N. Catasauqua resident sounds alarm

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Dan Snyder seeks help to block plan for warehouse retaining wall

Residents who live along the border of North Catasauqua or Catasauqua and neighboring Allen Township may be greeted this week with a knock on the door by Dan Snyder.

He will be asking residents to attend the 7 p.m. April 17 meeting of the Allen Township Planning Commission, where a proposal for a huge warehouse complex is expected to be presented.

another view

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Opinion

Fishing: It’s not just about dinner

“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” — Herbert Hoover

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I’ve only gone fishing three times in my life. The opening day of trout season in the Lehigh Valley Saturday got me to thinking, though, about the attraction and significance of the sport.

I only recall going fishing with my father one time. We were on a family vacation, and he took four of us, ranging in age from about 5 to 10, to fish along a creek bank. I was 9.

Three ordinances on N. Catasauqua agenda

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

An ordinance has been adopted to regulate wireless communication towers and antennae. The zoning ordinance revision was suggested by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian in order to address newer technology in wireless industries now being used. It was adopted unanimously, by a 5-0 vote, at the council’s Feb. 28 meeting, with Councilmen John Yanek and Billy Duch absent.