Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Council to review Friends of George agreement

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich discussed a draft of an agreement between the borough and the volunteer Friends of George organization at the council’s workshop session Monday.

“I have been drafting the agreement for a while ... and now I have the agreement that we can look at,” he said.

Before further discussion on the details of the agreement, Dimmich asked if council was in favor of turning over the entity to an independent group.

Catty man charged with sexual assault

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Inappropriate contact with Scouts alleged between 2010 and 2015

A 50-year-old Catasauqua Boy Scout leader has been charged with exposing himself to Scouts in his care and supervision.

Stephen Piller, of 214 E. Wood St., was arraigned Aug. 24 before District Judge Michael D’Amore. Piller was charged with one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and five counts of indecent assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Lehigh County Detective Andrew Millen received information March 17 that a sexual assault may have taken place in Catasauqua.

Business donates shirts to public works employees

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Employees of the North Catasauqua Public Works Department have some new additions to their wardrobe, thanks to Marc Hillenbrand and Marc’s Auto.

The business, which is located at 423 Arch St., donated 15 shirts to the borough’s work crew members.

Hillenbrand says this is one of many outreach gestures that the auto shop has given to the community in recent years.

“When I see them working on the roads on a hot day, I’ll often get them drinks and help them stay cool,” Hillenbrand said.

Scout to add library to park

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Justice Schlichting, a Junior Girl Scout, attended the Aug. 7 meeting of the Catasauqua Borough Council to make a request of council members.

She asked the council for permission to erect a free library in the Catasauqua Park & Playground, which is located along St. John Street in the borough.

A Little Free Library is a take-one-return-one book exchange, contained in a small wooden box. There is not cost, and anyone can participate.

According to Girl Scout leader Katie Scott, the project will be erected and maintained for a year by the Scout.

Audio version of drivers manual available

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Two parents, with the help of state Sen. Patrick M. Browne, R-16th, and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), have successfully achieved a victory for teens with dyslexia. PennDOT has released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual.

By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into account their learning issues.

Article By: MARK RECCEK Special to The Press

Friday, August 25, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catty scoutmaster charged with sexual assault

A 50-year-old Catasauqua Boy Scout leader has been charged with exposing himself to Scouts in his care and supervision.

Stephen Piller, of 214 E. Wood St., was arraigned Thursday morning before District Judge Michael D’Amore. Piller was charged with one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and five counts of indecent assault.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lehigh County Detective Andrew Millen received information March 17 that a sexual assault may have taken place in Catasauqua.