Catasauqua Press

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North Catasauqua takes action

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Borough to demolish collapsing twin home on Second St. if owner does not repair

Second Street residents attending the April 25 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting indicated they were satisfied with the council’s decision regarding a collapsing house on their street.

A hole opened up under one of the attached homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. three years ago, and neighbors have waited in vain for the homeowner to either make repairs or demolish the building.

Hanover allows Primo expansion to move forward

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Primo Trucking Inc. on Hoover Avenue in Hanover Township asked the township zoning hearing board April 27 for zoning variances that would allow it to expand at its existing location.

“We like where we are,” George Paxos said. “Our business is growing, and we need more space.” Paxos is the company’s founder and majority owner.

The existing warehouse is tucked near the Carmike Theater and the A. Duie Pyle trucking terminal and across Hoover Avenue from US Foods.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MAY

MONDAY 8

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 9

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

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 10

Township honors local state police

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township Council’s meeting April 19, council passed a resolution designating May 2 as State Police Day in Hanover.

“The state police work closely with us … this is a little something that we can do to show our appreciation for all their efforts,” Chairman Bruce Paulus said. On May 2, the state police celebrated the anniversary of the organization’s founding.

A ceremony was to be held at the barracks in Bethlehem. Representatives of the township regularly attend the annual event.

CAST presents

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Director Bill Nothstein says 60 talented performers will bring this popular Disney story to the stage of Catasauqua High School this weekend and next weekend.

Months of designing and building over 50 enchanted costumes and a three-level castle have kept members busy when not rehearsing.

Set construction is under the direction of the skillful Bob Heffelfinger, whose team of workers has created an impressive set.

NCC international students work at George Taylor House

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Every year in early April, Northampton Community College observes a day of service.

“We do it to help our students get out into the community and take on some tasks to help out our neighbors,” said Jason Haller.

Last year, the crews consisted of some of the college’s educators. This year, Haller brought a contingent of international students.

“The students are part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) program,” he said. “They come into the program over the summer for a year and then return to their home countries in May,” he said.

Bonilla seeks Lehigh County seat

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Basilio Bonilla received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s Latino Caucus at an event held recently in Lancaster. The Latino Caucus is dedicated to increasing the political participation of Pennsylvania’s Latino and Hispanic communities.

He is on the Democratic ballot for the position of District 3 Lehigh County commissioner.

“Basilio would be the first Latino commissioner not only in Lehigh County, but in all of Pennsylvania,” the endorsement stated.

Lehigh County discusses additional $5 fee for vehicle registration

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Residents of Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each nonexempt vehicle registration.

The board of commissioners, at its April 12 meeting, discussed a motion authorizing the fee. Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program. The board will vote on the bill at the April 26 meeting.

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor for the bill, along with Commissioner Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.