There is a new top dog in the Lehigh County Courthouse, and her name is Ramona.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced the addition of the courthouse companion dog, Ramona, July 27 during a press conference in the county courthouse, Allentown.
“Ramona is the newest member of my staff,” Martin said. “Courthouse companion dogs provide emotional or comfort support to victims of crime when dealing with stressers of the judicial system.”
Ramona arrived at the courthouse July 26 and will be working in conjunction with the Victim-Witness Program.
“It’s been 40 years and one month,” Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder said. “The next meeting will be in the new council chambers.”
Goldfeder, speaking at Monday’s council workshop meeting, was describing the length of time borough council members had been meeting at the Bridge Street borough complex building.
The workshop meeting closed out the month and the borough’s tenancy in the building.
At 8 p.m. Monday, borough police and fire departments began operating out of their new quarters on the Iron Works property off Front Street.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th 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.
After a year of construction, the new Catasauqua Municipal Complex at 90 Bridge St. is ready for occupancy. Home to the Catasauqua Emergency Services and administrative offices, the building on the Iron Works property will open for business Aug. 2.
The administrative offices closed their doors for the last time at 118 Bridge St., after the council workshop meeting Monday.
Borough police and fire departments began moving several days ago.
Who will name the George Taylor House mouse?
The George Taylor House is currently running a contest in conjunction with its Aug. 6 Meet Ben Franklin event.
The winner will be the child who chooses a name for Taylor’s legendary house mouse.
According to legend, Benjamin Franklin befriended a mouse named Amos back in 1745. Amos was allegedly responsible for nearly all of Franklin’s accomplishments, ranging from his inventions, published works and service as a statesman.