Catasauqua Press

Thursday, December 5, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY MARK RECCEKCatasauqua High School seniors Joselyne Mera, left, and Amber Labezius are recognized for their contributions as student representatives at the June 14 school board meeting. Mera and Labezius attended monthly board meetings during the 2015-16 school year, presenting updates and reports on events at CHS.

School budget adopted

By MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board unanimously adopted a 2016-17 budget that will require a tax increase for Catasauqua Borough and Hanover Township residents.

The $29.54 million budget includes a 3.1-percent tax increase for Catasauqua...

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILJohn Adams, portrayed by Christopher Black, gives a detailed account of how the Declaration of Independence was negotiated and written at the July 4 celebration at the George Taylor House in Catasauqua. See Page 12 for additional photos.

Actors bring history to life

By PAUL CMIL in Local News

With rain spoiling the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the George Taylor House in recent years, sunny skies attracted a great crowd this year. The format for this July 4 celebration also changes this year.

Leah and Ron...

PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHFour new firefighters joined the roster at Han-Le-Co Fire company when they were recognized for graduating from Firefighter 1 training school recently. From left are new firefighters Nina DeFrancisco, Chad Miller and Austin Wilburn, with instructor Allentown Fire Department Lieutenant Christopher Groller, Han-Le-Co Fire Company Chief Robin Yoder and Assistant Chiefs Richard

Firefighters complete course

By JIM MARSH in Local News

Eleven area volunteer fire departments added 26 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion at a ceremony held recently at the Lower Macungie...