Catasauqua Press

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William McGinley seeks additional term in N. Catty

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

William J. McGinley is running for re-election to the North Catasauqua Borough Council.

"My parents instilled in me a strong sense of community pride and service and I have passed this on to my own children." McGinley says.

He has been active in North Catasauqua politics for more than 30 years, serving as council member, then mayor and currently again as a councilman.

New truck joins Hanover Township fleet

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A new vehicle has been added for use by the Hanover Township Public Works Department.

"We start to approach the vehicle weight limits on the old utility truck when we load it," township Council President Frank Dreisbach explained before the April 17 council meeting. "We're going to move the crane over to the new truck because the new truck has a higher load capacity." The new truck is a dual-wheel vehicle, assigned to the public works department. It has an in-service date of April 15.

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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

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

Structure fire reported

March 9, 9:32 p.m.

Charotin personnel responded with the Catasauqua Fire Department to a reported commercial structure fire at the Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, 210 Pine St. Firefighters were chasing a large blanket of smoke that covered large portions of town. One caller reported the smoke was coming from the church, causing the assignment to be upgraded.

Firefighters quickly arrived on location and reported no apparent fire.

Show me the money

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Board member wants all budget items funded

Catasauqua Area School District board member Don Panto has found it unusual certain line items in the 2013-14 tentative school district budget are assigned zero values.

"I'm very concerned we don't have something in there," Panto said during the April 16 special board meeting which kicked off the budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year. "I think we've got to enforce a little discipline on ourselves."

Panto's concern rested with the classroom replacement, vehicle replacement, budgetary reserve and capital lines that were not assigned monetary figures.

Happenings

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 25

· Ribbon cutting at The Friendship Tree Thrift store – 5 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St., Bath. Information: Sharon Davis, 610-973-4404.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

Happenings

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 18

· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Church at Pine and Fourth streets in Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-4924.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

Panto on ballot for school board

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua School Board member Donald J. Panto, II, is seeking re-election to the board.

"I have been married for 27 years to Pamela (Cauley) Panto and have three children, Kathryn 22, Zachary 19, and Bradley 12. These are my life's treasure," he says. "Pam and I have enjoyed the warm community friendships we have developed over our 26 years living in Catasauqua/ North Catasauqua."

"Our community has been a great place to raise a family. One of the more prominent values of Catasauqua is our school system which I believe is second to none."

Nothstein seeks council seat

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua resident Bill Nothstein has thrown his hat in the primary election ring, vying for a seat on the borough council.

"I enjoy living in our community and hold deep respect for the many residents who volunteer their time to make North Catasauqua a beautiful and safe community," he says. "I've decided to run for borough council to give back to a community who has given my family so much."

Nothstein has resided in North Catasauqua since 1978.

"My wife Deb, who passed away in 2010, was a lifelong resident of North Catasauqua," he says.