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Catasauqua: Holy Trinity plans Aug. 28 basket raffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be holding its big basket raffle Aug. 28.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Reminder: Catasauqua Borough has partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

Cunningham & Associates is next in the lineup and will perform June 19.

All concerts are virtual and livestreamed on facebook.com/cattyparkconcerts.

College Corner

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in

Vargas, Daubert graduate

University of the Sciences

Melissa Vargas, of Coplay, and Jaden Daubert, of Northampton, were among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 199th commencement celebration, a virtual ceremony, held May 20.

Both graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 15

On Second Street, individuals on a porch were warned about a noise complaint.

In the 600 block of Front Street, a phone was reported stolen. Charges are pending, police said.

A custody issue took place in the 700 block of Second Street.

MAY 16

Police sought information regarding custody on Front Street.

A resident being loud in the 700 block of Front Street was reported. The individual agreed to quiet down.

MAY 17

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Pandemic has changed our lives

The great COVID-19 shutdown changed lives for a lot of people.

More people are unemployed than in recent history. Some of us are working harder than ever.

Front-line workers who never worried about getting sick — or dying — from exposure at their jobs are now paying attention to having the right protective gear.

Some people are isolated and lonely. Another faction says the numbers are inaccurate and they are angry about staying home, wearing a mask and being restricted.

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 25

An adult male was cited for public drunkenness in the unit block of North Second Street.

Officers were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the unit block of North Second Street.

The department responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of North Second Street.

Police investigated a disturbance in the area of South Second and Center streets.

A suspicious vehicle in the unit block of South Fifth Street was reported.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 11

Officers responded to reports of harassment on Washington and South Front streets.

Reports of identity theft on Eberhart Road and Main Street were investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 600 block of Orchard Drive was reported.

The department responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of Sixth Street.

Reports of reckless drivers on Sixth Street and MacArthur Road were handled by police.

Police assisted the fire department in the 3300 block of Carbon Street.

Another view

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Observations from the patio

Pennsylvania entered the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5. One of the changes in the yellow phase is the allowance of outdoor dining at restaurants.

This has opened the door for Pennsylvania residents to get out of the house, sit at their favorite eatery and be served food and drink for the first time since mid-March.

And, boy, did people take advantage of the opportunity.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Curbside service at the library — rain or shine and contactless

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

At this time, all public libraries in Pennsylvania are closed to in-house patron services. However, every public library in Pennsylvania that can offer curbside service will be doing so.

The Public Library of Catasauqua is very happy to be one of those libraries. Our curbside service is a contactless, rain-or-shine service we will be offering until the library can reopen to patrons — perhaps as soon as Lehigh County goes green.

In the meantime, the curbside, contactless, rain-or-shine service at the library is an easy five-step process that looks like this:

COVID-19 COUNT

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Dept. of Health provides update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of June 16, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 79,483.

There are 523,609 patients who have tested negative to date.

In Lehigh County, 3,973 positive cases and 19,124 negative cases have been reported.

In Northampton County, 3,250 positive cases and 18,565 negative cases have been reported.

ELECTION RESULTS

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Scheller advances

7TH DISTRICT

Republican Lisa Scheller is the winner in the primary race for the U.S. 7th Congressional District, according to unofficial Lehigh County tallies.

Scheller beat fellow Republican Dean Browning in the June 2 race.

She will face incumbent Democrat Susan Wild in the November general election.

138TH DISTRICT

Republican Ann Flood is the winner in the primary race for Pennsylvania’s 138th Legislative District, according to unofficial Northampton County tallies.

Flood beat fellow Republican Tony Tarsi in the June 2 race.