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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 12

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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

TUESDAY 13

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

Advocacy gives meaning to tragedy

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Marie Bartos has a purpose in life.

First, on Oct. 12, 2003, she hit rock bottom. On that day, she witnessed the suicide of her husband, Stephen Milkovits, a Northampton Borough Police officer.

"I never knew why I was still here," she said. "Now I do."

The reason is to bring awareness to the issue of suicide and to advocate for those who can't advocate for themselves.

"The people who die by suicide – they're so good at hiding what they're feeling," Bartos said, adding she had no idea what her husband had been contemplating until he died.

N. Catasauqua Column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

N. Catty school memorabilia sought

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is still looking for old photos and memorabilia, such as report cards and school work, from the former North Catasauqua Grammar School to display at North Catasauqua Borough Hall. Photos may be scanned or photocopied at the borough office and returned to you right away. The items will be displayed an an open house observing the building's centennial. For more information, call 610-264-1504, email NCataCentennial@aol.com or stop by borough hall during regular business hours.

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Routes 22 and 145:

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Ramp, lanes to be closed

Motorists using the Routes 22 and 145 will face lane restrictions Aug. 20.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials have announced the ramp from eastbound Route 22 to northbound MacArthur Road will be closed permanently, starting 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 22 will access MacArthur Road/Route 145 using a single, newly constructed ramp, regardless of whether they intend to go north or south on MacArthur.

Lane restrictions are also scheduled for 10 p.m. Aug. 20 through 6 a.m. Aug. 21 on both Route 22 and MacArthur.

Summer profile: Eric Snyder

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Local News

School counselor, coach spends break at Catty park

If he wasn't spending his summer at the Catasauqua Park & Playground, Eric Snyder admittedly really would not know what to do. It has been a staple in his life since his days as a youth.

For the past 28 years, Snyder has been a fixture at the playground helping and eventually directing the summer children's activity program. A guidance counselor and head boys basketball coach at Catasauqua High School, Snyder began helping out at the summer playground program as an assistant to former director Ron Hassler in 1985.

Street repaving is prioritized

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Delaware Avenue tops the list

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Director Jeff MacHose listed seven streets he hoped the borough council would approve for repaving this year.

Unfortunately, his plans were ambitious and the cost of repairing all seven streets exceeds budget allocations by an estimated $20,000.

At the July 29 council workshop meeting, MacHose and council members narrowed the selection down after discussing which projects served the most residents and which roads were in the worst shape.

Hanover reviews options to prevent local fishing

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Hanover Township Council wants to ensure residents and nonresidents alike are not fishing in the Catasauqua Lake.

Councilman Bruce E. Paulus iasked council and Solicitor Jackson Eaton III during the July 17 meeting about remedies available to the township for citizens fishing in the controlled area of the lake.

Township Manager Sandra Pudliner said it is a violation of the township ordinance to fish in the lake.