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Northampton police

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a wheelchair stolen brought police to the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.


· Police responded to a report of items taken from two neighboring front porches in the 100 block of West 14th Street.


· Officers responded to a report of holes discovered in the siding and a window of a garage in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

· A report of a bicycle stolen brought police to the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.


Jean H. Vitek

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former seamstress

Jean H. Vitek, 71, of East Allen Township, died Aug. 26, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John P. Vitek. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 23.

Born in Stoney Lonesome, Summit Hill, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Heffelfinger) Breiner.

She was a seamstress for the former Tama Manufacturing Company and the former Fernbrook Garment Company, both of Northampton, for many years. She was also a Home Interiors displayer.

Rougies Report

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in School

CHS open house is Tuesday

Parent and student access to PowerSchool has been restored for the 2013-14 school year at Catasauqua High School. Any student who is interested in having access to PowerSchool should stop by the main office to complete the appropriate forms.


CHS student and teacher Gaggle email accounts are now active and available for use. Gaggle access will not be provided to any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.


For students who need to use the library before or after school, those hours are now available, beginning this week.


Coplay police

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Camera, money stolen

Coplay Police are investigating the theft of a digital camera and $8 taken from a Giant Food employee's purse Aug. 30.

The employee, a resident of Coplay, reported to police no items were missing from her purse when she went to the locker during her shift. After her shift, she told police she looked in her purse to discover the money and camera missing, police said.

The camera was valued at $200, police said.

Vehicles collide

Two vehicles sustained minor damage following a collision Aug. 28.

Another View

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Be prepared before disaster strikes

September is not only the time when many children return to school, but also it is National Preparedness Month.

National Preparedness Month is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's efforts to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.

Residents in the Lehigh Valley experienced first hand in 2011 how disasters can strike at anytime.

Amateur radio

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Classes set to begin Sept. 10

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is running a class to help participants prepare for the FCC test to earn an amateur radio license and begin talking on the radio with other amateur radio operators locally and around the world.

Radio operators can even talk to astronauts in space.

Free classes will start Sept. 10 and run 7-9 p.m. for nine Tuesday evenings at Gracedale, near Nazareth.

Anyone interested in attending the classes or who has questions about the class or amateur radio is asked to call 610-432-8286 or email

Boys soccer opens with a win

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catty boys soccer team opened its season with a win last Friday.

The Rough Riders came from behind to win 4-1 in a nonleague contest with Northern Lehigh.

The Bulldogs scored the first goal off a free kick by Sean Mulcahy for a 1-0 lead.

But, Catty answered back with a goal from Ethan Hill, which was assisted by Lester Estrada.

Hermann Diamacoune would score the next two goals to put Catty up 3-1. The first one was assisted by Hill while the second one was assisted by Brian Cisneros.

The fourth goal was scored by Nick Rossnagle and assisted by Estrada.