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Hanover Township council adopts new tax rate

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township Solicitor Jackson Eaton introduced an ordinance to change the township's property tax rate during a December meeting of the Hanover Township Council.

"When property was reassessed in Lehigh County, part of the program was to base property taxes on the full assessment value, but the amount of the tax must remain the same," he said. "What that means to the township is that the property tax rate is reduced."

Hanover carried one of the lowest property rates in the state at 0.25 mill.

Dan McNeill takes oath of office in capitol

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania State Representative Dan McNeill took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon.

McNeill began serving the 133rd Legislative District following the ceremony at the state capitol building.

McNeill fills the seat formerly held by Joseph Brennan, who chose not to seek re-election and whose term ended Monday.

McNeill resides with his wife, Jeanne, and family in Hokendauqua.

The 133rd District includes much of Whitehall Township, Coplay, Catasauqua and parts of Bethlehem.

North Catty displays creativity

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Members of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out on a star-filled December night to judge the sixth annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The committee toured around the borough, viewing homes of this year's contestants, totaling more than two dozen homes.

"This year's entries seemed to go all out as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine bright for the holiday season," said Joseph T. Keglovits, committee chairman.

School district looks at security

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Newtown, Conn. tragedy sparks CASD review

The Dec. 15 Newtown, Conn., shooting which tragically took the lives of 20 children and six adults devastated the nation. The deadly shooting left many Americans with a myriad of questions concerning the safety of their schools, students, teachers and staff.

The Catasauqua Area School District has in place a crisis response plan in the event the district is confronted with an emergency situation.