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Friday, November 15, 2019

Wolf takes action to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


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

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


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.

Storm takes out power on Bridge St.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Transformer blows, brings burned odor into homes

Shortly after storms rolled through the area Aug. 18, Catasauqua residents in the middle of Bridge Street experienced a power surge that caused breakers to trip. With lights and power at a standstill, Dave Coy, the neighborhood’s unofficial leader, called a quick meeting of his neighbors.

“We decided to get one electrician to look at all our houses. I called Diefenderfer based on a recommendation,” he said. “They told me they would be out first thing in the morning with three two-man crews,” he said.

Neighbors clear overgrowth on lot

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catty residents ask council for reimbursement of mower rental

The owner of a property that neighbors 408 Buttonwood St. returned before North Catasauqua Borough Council Aug. 19 to discuss the clearing of overgrowth on the now-empty lot.

Several neighbors came to last month’s borough council meeting and decided they would pool resources to clear the overgrowth themselves. They rented a brush-hog rotary mower to cut back the thick vegetation, which has overtaken the property.

Helicopter crashes on approach to airport

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Pilot, passenger injured as aircraft hits building

A light two-passenger helicopter crashed Aug. 11 on its approach to Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The Schweizer 269C helicopter was rented from Ace Pilot Training School, based at the airport.

The crash occurred approximately 2:45 p.m. From the situation on the ground, the helicopter appears to have clipped the top of the building at 981 Postal Road during its approach and crashed on the front lawn.

Council extends traffic restrictions in Catasauqua

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

McKittrick says better preparation was needed during bridge construction

During Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Aug. 5, Councilman Brian Mc-Kittrick was successful in an attempt to make changes to the traffic patterns around the borough.

New ordinances change Linden Street to one way between Second and Pineapple streets. Pineapple Street is one way from School Street to Race Street.

Councilman Brian Bartholomew and Councilwoman Jessica Kroope objected, claiming there should be no new restrictions during the Race Street bridge construction.