Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Whitehall graduate continues research, help for eye care

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Dr. Nicholas Gidosh has been a busy man since walking the halls of Whitehall High School. Gidosh, who was featured in a previous Whitehall-Coplay Press article in October 2016, is an optometry professional at Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates in Allentown. Gidosh has broadened his area of care in recent months after spending time in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and China to help spread knowledge and treatment for those in need.

County board doles out casino host funds

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018-22 and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting. The capital plan is a policy statement only and is not a budget or an appropriation of funds. A vote on the capital plan will be held at the July 26 meeting.

“The capital plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” said Commissioner Michael Schware in an interview.

Setting the record straight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Charter school officials come to meeting prepared to quiet the storm

The Catasauqua School Board had many questions about the education being offered by the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, and IAACS officials came to a meeting Tuesday with answers.

The special school board meeting was held to hear the testimony of charter school Principal Douglas Taylor and charter school Solicitor Dan Fennick.

In two prior Catasauqua board meetings, former members of the charter school staff had voiced their concerns for the school’s well-being under the direction of Taylor because of staffing, security and faculty insurance benefit issues.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JULY

TUESDAY 25

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 26

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.

THURSDAY 27

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road, if needed.

Correction

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In the July 13 North Catasauqua community column, an incorrect date was given for the borough’s electronics recycling day. The event will be held 9 a.m.-noon July 22. Visit the borough website for details.

Also in the July 13 edition, in a caption about a library activity, an incorrect date was given for a Wildlands Conservancy program at the library. That program occurred earlier this week. The next library summer reading activity will be July 25, with the theme of pirate songs and stories, with Karen Maurer.

The Press regrets the errors.

Front Street parking is on the table again

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s July 10 meeting, Councilwoman Christine Weaver re-introduced an ordinance controlling parking on Front Street, north of Church Street. The measure had been tabled at the council’s June 5 meeting.

Catasauqua’s Public Works Department is working to extend parking along the west side of Front Street in preparation of converting Front Street into a two-way street. The new parallel parking pads handle some of the parking in front of businesses. Parking slots were scheduled to be lost with the change to two-way Front Street traffic.

Setting the record straight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Charter school officials come to meeting prepared to quiet the storm

The Catasauqua Area School Board had many questions about the education being offered by the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, and IAACS officials came to a meeting Tuesday with answers.

The special school board meeting was held to hear the testimony of charter school Principal Douglas Taylor, charter school Solicitor Dan Fennick and school adviser Tom Taylor.