Catasauqua Press

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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MONDAY 8

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

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 9

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 10

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.

Eckhart to run for third term as Lehigh County controller

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term as Lehigh County controller.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Now, because of retirements, he is the longest-standing member in the department.

“There is no way to teach experience, so I feel compelled to continue my role as a public servant to the citizens of Lehigh County and its future,” Eckhart said.

Boroughs organize joint river cleanup April 20

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

North Catasauqua and Catasauqua will join forces April 20 to clean up the boroughs, in observance of Earth Day.

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone said at the March 18 meeting of council that focus will be on the area of the Lehigh Canal. Area Boy Scout troops, emergency management personnel and resident volunteers will tackle the work.

This joint river cleanup will be held 9 a.m. to noon. Crews will start at either end of the boroughs and meet in the middle.

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County coroner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006. By 2007, he was a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.

Naugle to seek re-election as county clerk of judicial records

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Andrea E. Naugle, longtime county clerk and employee, announced that she will seek re-election as the Lehigh County clerk of judicial records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County clerk of judicial records since January 2008. She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as the clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions. Naugle has been a Lehigh County employee for more than 40 years.

Meatloaf dinner is served at Salem

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, had a knockout hit with its meatloaf dinner fundraiser March 2. The meal was followed by an ensemble from the Whitehall Chorale.

“If you haven’t heard the choral group, they are outstanding. I’ve been to some of their theater productions, and they are very good,” said Sue Christman, mother of Salem UCC Pastor Michael Smith.

Park getting new swings, touch tunnel

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Recreation committee preparing for summer with concert announcement

North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park is getting some updated playground equipment, thanks to grant funding.

According to North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone, public works employees will install a new set of swings and a touch tunnel, made especially for those with autism and sensory issues, at the 701 Grove St. park. The good news, Paone said, was shared by public works Supervisor Travis Brett during the March 18 meeting of council.

Truck travel restrictions in place

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua council extends mayor’s proclamation for 30 additional days

Closing the Race Street bridge has proved to be a challenge. To alleviate some of the congestion, Catasauqua Borough Mayor Barbara Schlegel issued an emergency proclamation, effective for seven days, regarding truck traffic. Council met in a special session March 25 to extend the emergency proclamation for an additional 30 days.