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Man charged in area robberies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced recently that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, which occurred between November 26, 2016, and May 1, 2017, including two at the same business in Catasauqua and one in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was arraigned through Central Booking.

Catasauqua historian details role of D&L Trail

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua-based historian Martha Capwell Fox discussed the significance of the D&L Trail during a meeting of Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, held April 26 at the Helfrich Springs Grist Mill.

Stephanie Tashner, historical society president, introduced Capwell Fox, who presented details on the trail’s importance up to the rise of the Industrial Revolution in America.

Bridge to close for demolition

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Traffic to detour through N. Catasauqua for 3 years

Northampton Borough Council, at its May 4 meeting, was informed the Coplay-Northampton Bridge will be closed to traffic May 31. The present 1930s-era bridge will be demolished and a new bridge erected during a three-year project.

“We have received a communication from Shawn Samek, of Trumbull Corporation, notifying us that in all likelihood the Coplay (Northampton) Bridge will be closed on May 31, 2017,” borough Manager LeRoy Brobst advised council.

The notice prompted Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. to mention all the delays in bringing the bridge project to fruition.

Voters select candidates for Nov. 7 ballots

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Voters selected candidates for the November ballot on primary election day May 16.

In Catasauqua, a former borough councilman Al Regits failed in his attempt to regain a seat on the council. Voters selected incumbents Deb Mellish, Vincent Smith and Christine Weaver to fill the Democratic slots on the fall ballot. As they are running unopposed by any Republican candidates, their re-election in November to four-year terms is virtually assured.

George Taylor House opens season with special bash

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Opening day for the 2017 season at the George Taylor House began Sunday as Chris Clugston introduced the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society. The folk band has a local following.

“Folk music is the music of the people,” said band member Bob Miller.

The band started in 1994 and has recorded several albums. They are scheduled for their 13th year at Musikfest.