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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Lehigh County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with an asterisk are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Lehigh County.

• Catasauqua Borough Council, four-year term

Cameron Smith, Democrat/Republican

Brian Bartholomew, Democrat

Brian McKittrick, Democrat/Republican

Eugene H. Schlegel, Republican

Jessica Kroope, Republican

• Catasauqua Borough Council, two-year term

Paul Cmil, Republican

Trudy Lynn Warner, Democrat

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.


Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.


Voting issues: Murphy’s Law dominates election

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Provisions of the elections code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head during the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law — the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full force during the county’s roll-out of a brand-new voting system called the Express Vote XL.

Catasauqua volunteers are recognized

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Mayor, council honor groups for support, donations to borough projects

With five council seats up for election the following night, the Nov. 4 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting was brief with intermingled friendly ribbing and banter.

Mayor Barbara Schlegel, with countenance from borough council President Vincent Smith, kicked off the meeting with a flurry of accolades.

Schlegel presented an award recognizing Cub Pack 94 for its assistance with the summer concerts, held outdoors Friday nights. The Scouts raised nearly $1,000 during the season.

Post 215 holds Veterans Day dinner, program

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, held its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov. 9. The dinner is put on by the Post to honor veterans and is open to the public.

The three days in November that are dear to every veteran all line up in a row. Nov. 9 is the fall of the Berlin Wall; Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Halloween jam in Catty Woods a hit

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Halloween is a different experience on a BMX bike.

The party started just before lunch Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. Perfect weather added to the fun of the Halloween jam.

From the starting ramp across the course, bikes were jumping off the sand hills. There were practice runs in the morning followed by contests.

The preliminaries are open to all BMX riders, but the final races are awe-inspiring displays of athletic skills.

The contests went well into the night with trophies for highest jump and fastest time.