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Virus strikes state

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Wolf signs disaster declaration

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.

Wolf announced the declaration March 6, just after the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Since then, 12 additional cases have been announced. That brings the total cases, as of press time March 11, to 14.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Krista L. Karasek

Mrs. Krista L. Karasek was reared in Bangor, graduating from Bangor High School in 1996, where she was a member of the softball and field hockey teams. Both her father and uncle played Minor League Baseball.

She graduated from Allentown Business College and completed an internship at Hercules Buzzi Unicem.

Upon graduation, she was employed at Van Horn Association in Allentown for $8.25 an hour and later at Computer Management in Bath.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

TUESDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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

WEDNESDAY 18

Bridge Street Family Restaurant to close March 22

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Owners plan to move business to former Miller’s Diner in Northampton

When Lisa Haynos and her chef partner, Manuel Castaneda, took over the former Hill’s Restaurant, 215 Bridge St., Catasauqua, they had every intention of making the restaurant a success. The couple brought in former customers and added new ones. They named their business Bridge Street Family Restaurant.

“A lot of our customers came over from Northampton,” Haynos said.

When the landlord wanted to increase the rent, Haynos was dismayed, worrying her margins would be impacted.

Hanover votes to limit truck traffic

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council appealing PennDOT decision on relocating sign to Airport Road

At its regular meeting March 4, Hanover Township Council held a public hearing on a measure to reduce turns by trucks with trailers at the intersection of Lloyd and Irving streets. Council approved the measure, and there was much discussion.

As pointed out by township Manager Melissa Wehr, trucks that come down Lloyd Street would need to travel down to the cul-de-sac at the end of the road, where making a turn will be difficult. The frustration from residents is that trucks, other than local delivery vehicles, are not permitted on Lloyd Street.

Council addresses tree removal backlash

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Borough already planning for new plantings at North Catasauqua park

During the March 2 meeting, North Catasauqua Borough Council discussed the community response to last month’s removal of several trees at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.

Early last month, the borough was offered a reportedly incredible price to have six aging sycamore trees removed from the park. Rather than wait any longer and risk losing the price, council voted to have the trees removed.

Some borough residents took to the Internet to express their disappointment with the loss of the trees, so council took time to publicly address the concerns.

2020 census

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What you need to know

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census is used to:

Council decertifies fire houses

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Historic East End hose cart put on display

At the March 2 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, a resolution passed unanimously to decertify three former Catasauqua fire houses.

The Phoenix Steam Fire Company No. 1, the Southwark Hose Company No. 9 and the East End Independent Hose and Chemical Company No. 1 are not permitted to provide firefighting services to the borough. The resolution also noted the Catasauqua Firefighters Association was named sole provider of firefighting services in the borough.

League of Women Voters celebrates its 100th anniversary

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On Feb. 14, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, activist and suffragette, founded what was to become the League of Women Voters. To commemorate this event, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County hosted a Hot Topics luncheon Feb. 10 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus, featuring an appearance by regional actress Pat Jordan in the role of Catt.