Catasauqua Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. congressman to be political commentator

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

Here’s where to get your Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

• Pantry 1- 822 Race St., Catasauqua

• D&D Market and Deli- 252 Race St., Catasauqua

• M & B Market- 410 Second St., Catasauqua

• Catty Mart- 547 Front St., Catasauqua

• Yorky’s Front Street Café- 333 Front St., Catasauqua

• Auquasat Lounge- 119 Bridge St., Catasauqua

• D & K Food Mart- 1492 Main St., Catasauqua

• PJ Lapinskis Café- 1125 Third St., North Catasauqua

• Newhard Pharmacy- 1001 Main St., Northampton

• Weis #39- 3664 Macarthur Road, Whitehall

• Wawa #8014- 2985 Macarthur Road, Whitehall

Hanover will record meetings

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting May 16, Chairman Bruce Paulus announced that council meetings would be recorded.

“We are doing it primarily so we have accurate minutes,” he said.

Some townships have the audio portion of the meetings available to the public, but no decision was made on releasing the recordings to an at-large audience.

Township Manager Christopher Garges gave the latest update on road improvements.

Community mourns loss of firefighter, friend

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Erik Hirner, Charotin assistant chief, dies of injuries from May 25 crash

A GoFundMe account has been created in memory of Erik Hirner, assistant fire chief of Charotin Hose Company No. 1, North Catasauqua, who was involved in a crash in Berks County May 25 and died from his injuries a few days later.

Hirner, 38, of North Catasauqua, was a life member of the North Catasauqua station, as well as an 11-year veteran of Reading Fire Department.

Resident expresses concerns about airport’s future plans

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session May 29, Cameron Smith approached council to express his concern about both proposed expansion plans recently released by Lehigh Valley International Airport and the potential for increased traffic on Race Street.

Smith alleged schools could be taken if the airport is expanded as a cargo hub. The borough does have a representative on the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Christine Weaver has reviewed the proposals made and did not find major impact on Catasauqua.

Memorial Day programs planned to honor military

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Area veterans groups and other organizations will honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice with ceremonies and services this weekend.


MAY 28

• Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will begin the day with a service at Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m., followed by a 10:15 a.m. program on the Pine Street Bridge.

At 10:30 a.m., members will be at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park for a ceremony, followed by a 10:45 a.m. service at St. Mary’s cemetery. The day will conclude 11 a.m. at the post home, 330 Second St.