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Hanover introduces new software for sewer bills

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting Feb. 21, acting township Manager Vicky Roth announced new software was implemented for residents who use Bethlehem’s water.

“Implementing the new software took some time,” she said. “We received calls from residents and business owners who were expecting a sewer bill in January. That billing was delayed, and the new bills are now out.”

The new software is an improvement, Roth said, adding bills are expected to be on the normal billing cycle starting with the second quarter.

Police chief says parking signage is against ordinance

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua church has two spaces marked

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, has a sign designating a handicapped space for selected parishioners that is effective only on Sunday during services. This and another request from a local church for something similar are being rejected.

“The handicapped law we have is for residential parking. We cannot designate a space for a commercial property on a public street,” Police Chief Douglas Kish said during the Feb. 5 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting.

Monthly breakfasts help local veterans

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The next buffet is set for Sunday, Feb. 25 at Post 215

Elaine Jacksits organizes the Ladies of the Legion Home Association Post 215 breakfast that has been going on for 30 years.

“We work pretty closely together. Most everyone has been working here for a few years, so everything is well coordinated,” she said. “What we’re seeing is a lot more competition. A couple of places also picked the last Sunday to have breakfast buffets.”

Jacksits promises the best buffet and fresh — not frozen — home fries.

She cleared up a point that newcomers often ask.

Churches’ chili cook-off is success

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With nearly a thousand dollars in the donation pot, Pastors Brian Riedy and Scott Paradise declared their first annual chili cook-off a success.

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, joined forces Feb. 3 to set up the fundraising event to benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. The event was held at St. Paul’s.

Owner attempts to save 2nd St. property

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catty council accepts plan with conditions, calls off demolition

An 11th-hour plea from the owner of 1020 and 1022 Second St., North Catasauqua, has tentatively saved the blighted property from demolition.

Hyoungjoon Park attended the Feb. 19 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with his attorney, Alexander Ward, and a plan of action to repair the damaged homes.

Council members voted 6-1 to accept the negotiated course of action to preserve the structure, with Vice President John Yanek voting against it.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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


Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

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


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.

School board OKs full-day kindergarten

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

CHS principal is named to replace retiring Ascani

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Feb. 13 to discuss new initiatives and accomplishments in the school district.

Stephen M. Becker took the oath of office as the newly appointed school director on the board.

“Thank you for letting me be a part of the school district,” Becker said in regards to his appointment to the board. “I’m very excited.”

Hanover works to stop truck parking on Postal Rd.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Over the past few months, Hanover Township Council has expressed its concern over truck parking on Postal Road. Tractor-trailers waiting to load or unload at the airport warehouse have nowhere to park and have taken up waiting on a gravel strip along Postal Road.

At the Jan. 17 council meeting, Chairman Bruce Paulus reported he met with officials from the airport and state police about the problem.