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Borough honors retiring corporal

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Celebration luncheon held for 30-year veteran Slapinsky

North Catasauqua held a celebration luncheon Jan. 19 to honor 30-year veteran Corporal Thomas Slapinsky.

Those in attendance at the event, held at the municipal building, agreed Slapinsky leaves the borough with a legacy of service and dedication to the residents of North Catasauqua.

A 1969 graduate of Freedom High School, Slapinsky celebrated his 30-year anniversary with the department Nov. 23, 2017.

Driver flees police stop, crashes car into Catty building

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Jan. 16, when a Catasauqua police officer pulled over Melissa Sweeney, 32, based on an outstanding warrant, things turned out to be less than routine.

The officer making the stop noticed a child in the back of the car and alerted borough Police Chief Douglas Kish. The officer told the driver she could not drive any further on her suspended license.

Kish said as he arrived at the Second Street location and approached Sweeney’s car, she stepped on the accelerator and sped south on Second Street, narrowly missing the chief.

N. Catty council reviewing demolition bids

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Vote is expected next month on fate of blighted homes on Second Street

North Catasauqua is reviewing a second set of demolition bids for the blighted homes at 1020, 1022 and 1024 Second St.

At the Jan. 15 borough council meeting, President Peter Paone said the borough has received one bid, received a pledge to receive another bid later that week and was awaiting response on a third.

This is the borough’s second attempt at securing a demolition contractor. Bids that were collected last year expired while the borough was working to approve its new Blighted, Vacant, Abandoned and Dangerous Property Ordinance.

Hanover incumbents take oath

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Paulus, Woolley are re-elected to lead township council

Hanover Township held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 8 as stipulated by the Home Rule Charter. Three incumbents were sworn in by acting township Manager Vicky Roth. The elected incumbents are Bruce Paulus, Curtis Wegfahrt and Robert Heimbecker.

Once the new members were seated, council voted for officers. Bruce Paulus was returned as chairman, and Michael Woolley was elected as vice chairman. These positions are unchanged from last year.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 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.


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

CASD honors board, students

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Members of Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education were recognized for their work Jan. 9 during the regular meeting of the board.

In honor of School Board Recognition Month, each member received a little gift, and CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler took time to share his appreciation for the board members, their contributions to the school district and their collaborative and open spirit.