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Parents question bus stop safety

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

School district splits one location

The safety of school district students was of paramount concern for a handful of parents during the Catasauqua Area School Board's Sept. 10 meeting. The parents questioned board members on three bus stops they claim are dangerous due to speeding motorists, overcrowding and the distance their children have to walk from their homes to the individual bus stops.

The bus stops in question are 12th and Bath, Front and Chapel and Third and Cypress streets.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 24

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 26

Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

College corner

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY

Area student conducts research

Kara Eichelberger, of Whitehall, spent the summer studying vitellogenesis in fruit flies at Susquehanna University.

Eichelberger's research involves understanding the yolk deposition process in the genus Drosophila, more commonly known as fruit flies. She is working with Dave Richard, professor of biology.

Eichelberger, a senior biology major, is a 2009 graduate of Whitehall High School and is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.

MCCANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 17

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

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

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

Correction

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In a Press article (Sept. 6, page 1)about the Aug. 27 Catasauqua council workshop session, it was stated incorrectly that bands are performing at Fossils Last Stand, a Race Street tavern. In fact, in compliance with a Liquor Control Board directive, Fossils discontinued hosting live band performances as of Jan. 1.

Fossils ownership was not represented at the meeting. According to Fossils owner Jackie Harford, the council's discussion of the noise problem was initiated because the tavern's attorney had petitioned the borough to consider taking over supervision of noise complaints.

PSSA: district in 'warning' status

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Three Catty schools implement action plans

All three Catasauqua Area School District schools have been placed on warning status by the state due to performance on the reading section of the 2011-12 PSSA exam.

Christina Lutz-Doemling, director of curriculum and assessment, shared the information with the board at Monday night's meeting.

While Sheckler Elementary School met 14 of the 17 required targets, the school did not meet its performance targets in reading in the all students, Latino/Hispanic and the economically disadvantaged student categories.