Catasauqua Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Some do’s & don’ts for viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by DR. LINDA CHOUS in Local News

The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.

This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision...

Better communication is needed

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Amy Capewell took the floor at Catasauqua Borough Council’s meeting Aug. 7 to express her dissatisfaction with the way the George Taylor House has been administered. Capewell is a volunteer and has worked in various capacities during events at the historic property.

Since purchasing the historic house from Lehigh County in 2009, the borough has attempted to get the historic property to pay for itself. The latest organizational structure, with events at the house being planned by an...

George Taylor House mouse gets a name

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Guests at the George Taylor House in Catasauqua Aug. 6 gathered around Ben Franklin’s militia, portrayed by Bachman Players, who ventured up from Philadelphia to tell the story of how Easton was saved from the grasps of the wicked British troops who marched against the town during the Revolutionary War.

Easton housed a military hospital during the war. The town was of strategic importance because it was on the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers. Both waterways were key...

Council holds first meeting at new site

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Council opened its first meeting in the new municipal building at 90 Bridge St. Aug. 7. Visitors who attended were greeted with comfortable chairs, a spacious seating area, nice lighting and a comfortable environment.

The sound system was still in boxes, waiting for an installer.

At the meeting, Chad Helmer of Taggert Associates presented a proposal for the sale of the Iron Works property adjacent to the municipal building lot.

Borough Solicitor Thomas...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

At Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1910 Center St., the department received a report of a female using a fake identification card.

AUG. 6

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Officer Vito assisted Coplay police in the 600 block of Potter Terrace for the search of a male.

A male harassing a female in the 1200 block of Main Street was reported.

Criminal mischief in the 500 block of East 11th Street...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 6

In the 1000 block of Third Street, officers conducted a welfare check.

AUG. 7

At Fourth and Main streets, a traffic stop was conducted. Police investigated a possible DUI.

A civil matter brought police to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

In the 1100 block of Sixth Street, police responded to a report of criminal mischief.

AUG. 8

An animal complaint in the 800...

Board honors trainer who saved player’s life

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District athletic trainer John Capozzolo’s service and commitment to young athletes extends beyond the confines of Catasauqua.

The school board recognized Capozzolo at their Aug. 8 meeting for saving the life of a 17-year-old teen from Montvale, N.J., when he collapsed during a Feb. 14 DeSales University lacrosse camp.

Capozzolo immediately sprung into action and performed CPR on the teen. He then asked the DeSales University head lacrosse coach to grab...

Hanover Township puts dump truck on the market

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The impending delivery of a new dump truck in Hanover Township means the old one is now on the market.

At the July 19 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, members heard from public works Director Jeffry Mouer.

“We want to put the one we use now up for sale,” he said. “It’s a 1998 International, for around $30,000.”

Mouer indicated there is some interest at that sales level.

“We have a pretty good reputation for taking care of our equipment ... so various...

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.

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Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.

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Parkway Pool will be open...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 1

On Fairmont Avenue, police responded to a noise complaint.

An abandoned vehicle on Center Street was reported to the department.

A report of an assault on MacArthur Road brought out officers.

An animal complaint on Mauch Chunk Road was filed with the department.

On Pine Street, police investigated a disturbance.

AUG. 2

Suspicious activity on Catasauqua Road was...