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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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

Appliance Fire

July 25, 2:53 p.m.

North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the 700 block of Willow Drive for an appliance fire in a dwelling. The caller had reported an odor of something burning and smoke coming from the washing machine.

Firefighters arrived to find the washing machine belt overheated due to a suspected overloaded machine. Smoke was ventilated with a fan and firefighters left the scene shortly.

Knerr: Academy not ready

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

School district's approval stipulations have not been satisfied

Catasauqua Area School District Solicitor David Knerr advised school board members during the board's Aug. 13 meeting that if the Medical Academy Charter School, located at 330 Howertown Road, and scheduled to open Sept. 4, does not fulfill certain stipulations, the school board may commence revocation proceedings against the school.

At the meeting, CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler presented the future principal of the charter school, Joanna Hughes, with a list of areas the school is currently deficient in and in violation of.

Brennan

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, said Wednesday he is removing his name from the November ballot and will not seek re-election.

The announcement came following Tuesday's news conference by Republican candidate David Molony, held in Catasauqua, regarding the Aug. 15 arrest of Brennan, who was charged with assaulting his wife and driving while intoxicated. (See Brennan's statement on page 2.)

Knerr

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Solicitor David Knerr advised school board members during the board's Aug. 13 meeting that if the Medical Academy Charter School, located at 330 Howertown Road, and scheduled to open Sept. 4, does not fulfill certain stipulations, the school board may commence revocation proceedings against the school.

At the meeting, CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler presented the future principal of the charter school, Joanna Hughes, with a list of areas the school is currently deficient in and in violation of.

Joe Brennan will not seek re-election

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

State representative arrested for assault, DUI

Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, said Wednesday he is removing his name from the November ballot and will not seek re-election.

The announcement came following Tuesday's news conference by Republican candidate David Molony, held in Catasauqua, regarding the Aug. 15 arrest of Brennan, who was charged with assaulting his wife and driving while intoxicated. (See Brennan's statement on page 2.)

High-tech engine coming to N. Catasauqua Fire Dept.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

While the borough of North Catasauqua has an all-volunteer fire department, emergency services have not come without a high price tag.

In a split vote, North Catasauqua Borough Council approved the future purchase of a fire truck that will cost the borough more than $600,000.

Reeling from sticker shock and questioning the ability of the borough to come up with the funding when it will be needed, council members Cherie Gebhardt and Michelle Hazzard voted to oppose the purchase.