Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 1

Officers checked on the welfare of a female in the 500 block of Banks Street.

A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 1900 block of Main Street.

A reportable accident involving one vehicle occurred on Birch Alley.

SEPT. 2

A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1900 block of Main Street. The report said the driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 1800 block of Main Street.

SEPT. 4

Letter to the Editor: Northampton police officers help frightened child

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the Northampton Borough Police Department. Two officers went out of their way to help us with our son.

Our 4-year-old son Lincoln has autism, and suddenly, he has become extremely frightened of police. (We are unsure if perhaps a siren startled him.)

We have had an awful week of being sleep deprived because of this new-found fear. Officer Dennis Smith helped coordinate to have Officer Ryan Konetsky stop by our home.

Letter to the Editor: Coplay councilman reflects on McNeill

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg called Danny McNeill larger than life, when we all heard that Danny was called back home Friday, Sept. 8. In so many ways, this is a true statement when describing Danny.

I would just like to share a few thoughts about Danny McNeill, my friend and state rep.

Danny was the perfect example of what being elected as a public official is all about. He served the people in the 133rd District. If anyone would ask Danny for help, he never asked what district you were from or whether you were a Democrat or Republican.

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Sixteen years and counting

Dear reader:

Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the fall of the World Trade Center towers.

Sixteen years.

In 2013, soon after I came to the office of The Press newspapers, my opportunity to write an editorial fell on Sept. 10. I wrote of personal recollections of that day — vacuuming the floor in my parents’ home in Upper Milford Township when news images began to flood television screens, anxiously awaiting for word of the whereabouts of my sister, who was in New York City that day, and others.

Tricky tray set for Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, will hold its seventh annual tricky tray 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Doors open 11 a.m.

Come one, come all for food, fun and prizes! Children are welcome.

The event is handicapped accessible.

There is no need to be present to win at the tricky tray.

A sampling of the prizes includes an Amazon Echo, a 7-inch tablet, money tree, scratch-off lottery ticket tree, retail, restaurant and other local business gift cards and certificates, and an appealing variety of baskets.

Coplay: Borough churches will host dinners this Saturday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Interested in dining out this weekend? Two borough churches have dinners scheduled, and the public is invited. At St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., the congregational community dinner features shepherd’s pie, with creamed cabbage, applesauce, rolls and butter, and beverages from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

At St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., the menu includes Italian fare — spaghetti or baked ziti, with all the fixings — 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16.

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Coplay Public Library has an open house at the Fifth Street location 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 18

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

TUESDAY 19

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

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

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

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 20

Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 29

The department filed a Megan’s Law violation on Lehigh Street.

A hazardous condition on Fourth Street brought police to the scene.

A school bus violation occurred on Orchard Drive.

Officers investigated a disturbance on Scheidys Road.

A parking complaint on Virginia Avenue was filed with the department.

AUG. 30

An alarm sounded on MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a protection-from-abuse order on Olympic Circle.