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Opinion: Lessones learned on the Loch Ness Monster

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by DAVID AMERMAN in Local News

Hi! I'm David. I'm a rising senior at Penn State studying journalism, English and theater and I'vebeen interning with the Parkland Press and Northwestern Press newspapers this summer.

I can also tell you with utmost sincerity that, for most of my life, I have been a wimp.

I've taken stock of my fears and inhibitions and diligently made a point to avoid any path containing such spooky obstacles under the impression there was nothing wrong with taking the safe route.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

TUESDAY 21

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Boardmeets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., if needed.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

North Catasauqua Civil Service Commission meets at 6 p.m., 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 22

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.

Opinion: Editor's View: Chickens make interesting companions

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked.

Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery. But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little cluckers can be.

Good, clean fundraising

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Members of the Catasauqua Cosmos U-9 Girls Traveling Soccer Team join forces to wash a vehicle during a car wash fundraiser Aug. 11. The action took place on the grounds of Blocker's Hardware on Front Street, Catasauqua. Team members and their parents also sold hot dogs, snacks and drinks at the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help provide uniforms and supplies for the team's fall and spring seasons for the 2012-13 year.

Lockers, students may be searched at CHS

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Assistant Principal David Domchek explains district guidelines

Catasauqua High School Assistant Principal David Domchek explained to board members during the Aug. 1 policy committee meeting careful precautions are taken before he and other high school administrators and teachers search a student's locker or personal effects.

Domchek's explanation came in response to an inquiry by board member Christine Naegel regarding the school's search and seizure power as codified in the proposed 2012-13 high school student handbook.

Bidding to begin on road improvements

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.

"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.

Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.

The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage system last year. Those construction areas have settled and the final paving can now be completed.