Catasauqua Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

Borough expecting Iron Works proposals

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catty council hears concerns about conditions of George Taylor House

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Nov. 27, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder announced proposals for the Iron Works project are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 30.

Goldfeder said he has been actively responding to questions and clarifications.

“What we want to find out is who is interested, who can meet the requirements we have in the zoning ordinance and who has the financial capability. We are not asking for pricing in this go-around,” he said after the meeting.

Molony vying for seat in Dec. 5 special election

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Republican David Molony held a news conference Nov. 16 to get the word out on some of his campaign commitments. A special election is scheduled Dec. 5 to fill the seat vacated by Dan McNeill for the 133rd Legislative District.

“I’ve talked to more than 25,000 people in the district over the past years,” Molony said. “They want to participate more in how decisions in Harrisburg are made.”

To meet that demand, Molony said he is going to use his constituent contact mail to show voters important pending legislation and solicit feedback on how he should vote.

Players of the Stage present ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township.

This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.

There are two casts for the show.

Hanover honors injured officer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Blood drives are underway

Hanover Township Council took a moment Nov. 15 to honor state police Corporal Seth Kelly, who was seriously injured Nov. 7 in a roadside shooting. Council recommended sending cards and tributes to Kelly, care of Belfast Barracks, 654 Bangor Road, Nazareth, 18064.

Hanover does not have a police force and depends on state police to enforce its laws.

Pyramid Healthcare moves into Bridge St. building

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua council’s regular meeting Nov. 6, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported that Pyramid Healthcare took over the vacated building at Bridge and Second streets. Malvern Institute previously occupied the space and left abruptly several months ago.

Goldfeder reported he sent a letter to the new tenants and explained the restrictions passed by the zoning hearing board that allows a health care facility at that location.

Cement Worker of the Month

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Dean D. Haftl Keystone Cement

Mr. Dean Haftl was raised on the family farm in Moore Township. The entire family was active with 4-H Clubs. He graduated from Northampton High School in 1978, saying, “I was given a good educational foundation for life.”

Starting at Keystone in 1978, Dean was hired by manager Franklin Silfies.

He said, “I am proud to say our family — my grandfather, father and sister — have proudly worked at Keystone for over 100 years. Old-timers John Flamisch, Harold Newton and Tom Yost have also shared their work experiences with me.”


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News



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

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 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 Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Special request

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News


North Catasauqua Borough Council, during its meeting Nov. 14, made a special request that residents take care not to include sticks and other yard debris with the leaves they place curbside for pick-up by borough vehicles.

The borough’s leaf-collection machines have reportedly been damaged multiple times this season because they have gotten jammed with sticks, shrubs and other yard debris that residents have included in their leaf piles.