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Friday, December 13, 2019

Council extends traffic restrictions in Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

McKittrick says better preparation was needed during bridge construction

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Aug. 5, Councilman Brian Mc-Kittrick was successful in an attempt to make changes to the traffic patterns around the borough.

New ordinances change Linden Street to one way between Second and Pineapple streets. Pineapple Street is one way from School Street to Race Street.

Councilman Brian Bartholomew and Councilwoman Jessica Kroope objected, claiming there should be no new restrictions during the Race Street bridge construction.

Council extends traffic restrictions in Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

McKittrick says better preparation was needed during bridge construction

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Aug. 5, Councilman Brian McKittrick was successful in an attempt to make changes to the traffic patterns around the borough.

New ordinances change Linden Street to one way between Second and Pineapple streets. Pineapple Street is one way from School Street to Race Street.

Councilman Brian Bartholomew and Councilwoman Jessica Kroope objected, claiming there should be no new restrictions during the Race Street bridge construction.

Helicopter crashes on approach to airport

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Pilot, passenger injured as aircraft hits building

A light two-passenger helicopter crashed Aug. 11 on its approach to Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The Schweizer 269C helicopter was rented from Ace Pilot Training School, based at the airport.

The crash occurred approximately 2:45 p.m. From the situation on the ground, the helicopter appears to have clipped the top of the building at 981 Postal Road during its approach and crashed on the front lawn.

House fire prompts neighbor evacuation

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

As dawn broke Aug. 6, Catasauqua Fire Department raced to a reported fire in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

Firefighters woke up neighbors and asked them to evacuate. Neighbors reported seeing smoke but no flames.

The home is occupied by a family of seven who had the property remodeled about six years ago. The second and third floors of the home were deemed uninhabitable.

The Red Cross and local assistance teams were on the scene to take care of the family.

Zoning error complicates development

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Commercial change not made by Hanover; parcel remains limited use

Hanover Township Council’s action at its meeting July 17 further frustrated Good Mac Airport Associates in its attempt to develop a parcel on the corner of American Parkway and Airport Road.

Good Mac, the same group that developed Airport Center, purchased the property years ago with the idea that people shopping at Airport Center would spill over into another area less than a half-mile down the road.

Wolfkynn performs at American Legion

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., held a public concert July 13 featuring Wolfkynn, from Nazareth. The band has been a stellar performing band in the Northeast with performances across Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

The band plays 1970s, ’80s and ’90s rock with a smattering of its own original tunes. The band’s music is influenced by Van Halen and Led Zeppelin, among others.

Band members are Chris Dritt, guitar; Rodney Kessler, bass; Nick Graver, drums; and Dave Montini, vocalist.

Fossil’s event raises money for charities

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year around the middle of July, Jackie Russ-Harford opens Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., to a charity event sponsored by the Steel Valley Motorcycle Club. This year’s event was July 21.

“At this time of the year, we do our bikini bike wash,” Russ-Hartford said.

She reported all the proceeds go to No Kill Lehigh Valley and FURR (Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab).

Steve & Steve played their country tunes.

Bikers come from all the surrounding communities to mingle with their friends and help raise funds.

There was a Chinese auction as well.

Catty council discusses travel restrictions

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Two streets designated as one way; borough still battling truck traffic

At the Catasauqua Borough Council workshop session July 29, Councilman Brian Mc- Kittrick discussed options he and his colleagues need to consider on two critical streets, Pineapple and Linden. Both streets will be converted to one way to help alleviate traffic congestion.

As McKittrick and Councilman Brian Bartholomew discussed, the traffic patterns in the borough need a thorough review. McKittrick emphasized the need for local restrictions on a range of streets — with emphasis on Poplar, Faith and 10th. Mayor Barbara Schlegel added Railroad Street to the list.

Sewer line work is done

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Bridge project on track for November finish

What was expected to wreak havoc across the borough turned out to be a quick weekend fix.

The old sewer line serving the area around the DND Market & Deli coursed its way under the Race Street bridge. The task was to replace the sewer line in one swift, dedicated effort.

Crews closed Race Street completely in the early morning of July 27 and started to work. The sewer line was rearranged and improved from the composite cement-lined sewer.