Catasauqua Press

Monday, February 19, 2018

Editor’s view

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Will Social Security be there for me when I retire?

I recently printed my statement from Social Security to see my projected benefits after reading comments on Facebook that the fund has been “tapped twice” and there probably won’t be any money for me when I’m ready to retire.

The saying, “You can’t believe everything you read on Facebook” is partially true in this case.

The years 2020 and 2034 seem to be important dates in the life of Social Security. Those are the years the funds may be in question with a projected deficit.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 12

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

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

TUESDAY 13

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 14

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 21

The department responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of South Second Street.

A parking complaint in the 100 block of Cherry Street was received.

Police assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Second Street.

Officers assisted Whitehall police with a report of a suspicious person in the 3100 block of North Third Street.

A suspicious person in the area of North Third and Hokendauqua streets was investigated.

JAN. 22

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Same old story on school taxes

To the Editor:

Here we go again. The Northampton Area School District has announced the annual “preliminary” school property tax increase. Sure, it’s 3.9 percent now, but it will be lower when approved. I’ll bet it will be about 2.9 percent since that is the state “limit” without our input, and we will be told that the district did us a favor by lowering the original tax increase.

Avoiding the flu

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Even though flu season appears to have peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent in case someone comes in contact with the influenza virus.

Other things to keep in mind when trying to avoid the flu:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on your hands can easily spread this way.

• Avoid close contact with sick people.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thankful for compassion

To the Editor:

On Nov. 21, 2017, I was involved in a minor car collision at Seventh and Lehigh Streets in Hokendauqua. Immediately, two young men and a young woman came to check me and the other driver for injuries. They assisted us both in moving our cars off to the side of the road safely.

As the other driver and I waited for the police to arrive, the three young adults left when they were certain we were not injured. At this time, a fourth young woman came by, stated she was an EMT and also asked if either of us was injured.

Coplay: St. John’s plans ham dinner

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A ham dinner will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., 4-6 p.m. Feb 10.

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Coplay’s next 150th anniversary committee meeting will be 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. All interested civic groups and organizations need to attend before it’s too late to participate in the sesquicentennial celebration.

Kickoff is set for April 6, 2019.

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Catasauqua man dies in crash

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Terrance Ramnarine, 27, of Catasauqua, was pronounced dead 2:58 a.m. Jan. 31 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of East Susquehanna Street, Salisbury Township.

Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner was called to the scene of the accident. According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed Jan. 31; the cause of death is attributed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle accident.

The manner of death was ruled accident.