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Community puts on parade

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua resident celebrates 88th birthday in style

Since the coronavirus is preventing large gatherings, birthday parades seem to be in vogue.

When Catasauqua Borough resident Al Regits turned 88 May 13, nearly the whole town turned out to spring the surprise parade.

Regits is a town icon. He served on borough council for decades, taking on leadership roles including president.

His house overlooks Catasauqua Park and Playground and the municipal pool, which he was instrumental in getting built.

After the parade, he spent the evening with family.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

TUESDAY 26

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 27

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

THURSDAY 28

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

School board OKs proposed budget

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

In dual-county district, one area could see tax increase, other might not

During a May 12 virtual meeting, Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education approved the proposed final 2020-21 budget with a unanimous vote.

The proposed final budget estimates general expenditures of $33,145,795 and balances anticipated revenues and expenditures.

During the budget presentation, Superintendent of Schools Robert Spengler noted the budget may still be subject to changes or clarifications.

Colleges, universities make adjustments for graduations

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Local colleges and universities have started adjusting their graduation dates for the Class of 2020 in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muhlenberg College has made the bold decision in announcing its graduation ceremony will be held in October.

According to Muhlenberg’s website, “We have set a planned date of Oct. 17 and 18 to hold an on-campus ceremony and baccalaureate program, including our school of continuing education graduates.”

Coronavirus cancels anniversary celebration

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Jupiter Crush reworks business plan, offers virtual makeup classes

Small businesses have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic. Jupiter Crush, 16 W. Race St., Catasauqua, is no exception.

According to owner Jessica Jones, the permanent makeup and cosmetic tattoo studio was scheduled to celebrate its third anniversary in March but instead was forced to cancel and close until businesses can reopen.

Insurance agencies offer relief

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

A number of insurance companies are offering relief refunds that return money to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief comes from fewer drivers on the road, which means fewer accidents.

Liberty Mutual will return approximately $250 million to customers. Personal auto insurance customers will receive a 15-percent refund on two months of their premium, based on the premium amount as of April 7. The refund will be issued in the manner the most recent payment was made or by check.

Gov. extends stay-at-home order to June 4 for some counties

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the April 1 statewide stay-at-home order set to expire midnight May 7, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine extended the orders for all counties in red until June 4.

Lehigh and Northampton counties continue to be in the red phase, and the restrictions for the stay-at-home order remain the same.

Wolf and Levine also signed new orders for 24 counties to move to yellow effective 12:01 a.m. May 8.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MAY

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

MONDAY 18

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

TUESDAY 19

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

WEDNESDAY 20

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