Catasauqua Press

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Board votes down proposed tax zone plan for Adelaide Mills

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The prospect of utilizing vacant property located near downtown Allentown did not impress the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to vote in the affirmative to develop the land during the Aug. 28 meeting.

The commissioners voted down a tax zone plan, 6-3, with Commissioners Percy Dougherty, Daniel McCarthy and David Jones voting to defer the vote until the Sept. 25 meeting.

"It is a very large factory," Borko Milosev, owner of Post Road Management LLC in Allentown said. "Unfortunately it is now vacant and un-utilized."

Still no fishing at Catasauqua Lake

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township reviewed progress made toward restricting unauthorized fishing at Catasauqua Lake at a township council meeting Aug. 21.

Township Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer commented on the ongoing situation.

"We do not have a problem during the day," he said. "There have only been a few instances."

However, there is a problem with unauthorized fishing at night, he said.

"We are increasing our patrols of the area," he said.

Solicitor J. Jackson Eaton reported the state game board has the authority to enforce state regulations around the lake.

Dawn Berrigan says math courses are 'too complicated'

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School Board member Dawn Berrigan believes districtwide math courses include unnecessary academic material not directly relevant to the study of math.

"It isn't just about math," Berrigan said during the Aug. 12 board meeting. "We're adding all kinds of things into it."

Berrigan voted in opposition to the planned courses of study for kindergarten, second- through sixth-grade math and seventh-grade pre-algebra for this academic year.

Also voting opposed to the courses was board member Sally Reiss.

New ideas hinted at for Race and Lehigh

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder hinted during Catasauqua council's workshop meeting Monday that PennDOT has alternate plans which will address the traffic jams that occur at the intersection of Lehigh and Race streets.

"We were asked not to release the details until the borough had a chance to review them," Goldfeder said. He announced there will be a public meeting in September to present the alternatives.

A PennDOT plan for the intersection, introduced several years ago, was developed. However, due to many roadblocks the plan was scrapped earlier this year.

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Dwelling fire

June 17, 12:58 a.m.

North Catasauqua firefighters responded with the Northampton Fire Department for a report of a dwelling fire in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue. The caller had reported smoke filling an apartment in the multifamily dwelling. Firefighters located a power strip that had malfunctioned in the living room. It was unplugged and the smoke was ventilated mechanically. The Allen Township Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS were also on the assignment.

Summer profile: Cherie Gebhardt

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Local News

Craft program brings smiles to children

Children and families have always been at the heart of what inspires North Catasauqua resident Cherie Gebhardt, so directing the summer youth program at the borough park is a perfect fit.

For more than 17 years, Gebhardt has been involved with borough activities as a member of the recreation committee and as a member of the borough council.