Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

MONDAY 19

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

McNeill to host support program Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans outreach

Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd.

A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill’s office at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits.

Catasauqua: Big Wahu Caribbean Band plays Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Big Wahu Caribbean Band will play 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

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Revolution Church will be holding a back-to-school bash 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Kids will be treated to games, hot dogs, chips, snow cones and school supplies. There will also be a bouncy house, dunk tank and basketball toss.

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

A report of a disorderly group in the 1000 block of Barbara Drive brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to a disturbance at Coplay Parkway.

The department investigated a suspicious vehicle in the unit block of South Front Street.

Assistance was offered to North Catasauqua police during a reported domestic assault in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

A complaint of a building owner doing 4 a.m. repair work brought police to the unit block of South Fourth Street.

AUG. 6

College Corner

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in

Dean’s list is announced

York College

More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Coplay: Sarah Schaffer, senior early elementary/special education major

Northampton: Alexander Ardle, senior psychology major

Walnutport: Chelsea Vermeulen, senior secondary education-mathematics major

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 30

Traffic citations were issued in the 200 blocks of North 14th and Race streets and on Poplar Street.

Written traffic warnings were issued in the 200 blocks of Race and Lehigh streets.

Police sought information regarding a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Race Street.

JULY 31

At Whittier Place Apartments, an issue between a landlord and tenant took place.

An animal case on Race Street was referred to an animal control officer.

Another View

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Stopping mass shootings is everyone’s responsibility

Once again, Americans are grieving and on edge in the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

According to media reports, on the morning of Aug. 3, Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, allegedly drove 650 miles from his home in Allen, Texas, to an El Paso Walmart, where he killed 22 people and injured 24 others.

Less than 24 hours later, Connor Stephen Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, allegedly killed nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan, and injured 27 others in a historical district in Dayton, before he was killed by police.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Retention ponds may cause problems

To the Editor:

Well, it seems our little country townships have become a magnet for warehouses. Everybody and their brother are looking to build along our two-lane major highways and our cow paths with absolutely no regard to the residents who live here. So now, we are looking at major traffic problems, noise (beep-beep-beep), bright lights, maintenance of our roads and bridges ($$), only to name a few.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

Police were on the scene of a reported assault in the 400 block of Kansas Avenue.

The department handled a report of officer injuries on North Hobson and Lehigh streets.

A mental health call in the 3000 block of North Hobson Street brought out police.

Officers provided a protection-from-abuse service on North Front Street and Eisenhower Circle.

Burglaries on First and Fifth streets were investigated.