Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced recently that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, which occurred between November 26, 2016, and May 1, 2017, including two at the same business in Catasauqua and one in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was arraigned through Central Booking.
Catasauqua-based historian Martha Capwell Fox discussed the significance of the D&L Trail during a meeting of Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, held April 26 at the Helfrich Springs Grist Mill.
Stephanie Tashner, historical society president, introduced Capwell Fox, who presented details on the trail’s importance up to the rise of the Industrial Revolution in America.
Northampton Borough Council, at its May 4 meeting, was informed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will be closed to traffic May 31. The present 1930s-era bridge will be demolished and a new bridge erected during a three-year project.
“We have received a communication from Shawn Samek, of Trumbull Corporation, notifying us that in all likelihood the Coplay (Northampton) Bridge will be closed on May 31, 2017,” borough Manager LeRoy Brobst advised council.
The notice prompted Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. to mention all the delays in bringing the bridge project to fruition.
Voters selected candidates for the November ballot on primary election day May 16.
In Catasauqua, a former borough councilman Al Regits failed in his attempt to regain a seat on the council. Voters selected incumbents Deb Mellish, Vincent Smith and Christine Weaver to fill the Democratic slots on the fall ballot. As they are running unopposed by any Republican candidates, their re-election in November to four-year terms is virtually assured.
Opening day for the 2017 season at the George Taylor House began Sunday as Chris Clugston introduced the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society. The folk band has a local following.
“Folk music is the music of the people,” said band member Bob Miller.
The band started in 1994 and has recorded several albums. They are scheduled for their 13th year at Musikfest.
On April 9, Debra Mellish, one of the past presidents of the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, led the first of 12 scheduled walking tours of Catasauqua’s historical districts.
According to the HCPA website, there are two districts. One is the area around Biery’s Port, and the other includes the mansions on Second Street, stretching to Fourth Street and a little beyond.
The Biery’s Port area is significant from the earliest days of the borough. The mansions were built by industrialists as Catasauqua pioneered the Industrial Revolution.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.