Catasauqua Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bidding on remaining Iron Works land is explained

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The first round of bids on Catasauqua’s Iron Works property will be due in June.

At the borough council’s March 6 meeting, Chad Helmer of Taggart Associates explained the bidding process for the remaining acreage at the borough’s Iron Works site.

“We don’t have the option of selling the property as a private owner might,” he said. “We will send out our criteria. If we receive a bid that meets our minimum requirements, we will accept the bid. If we don’t receive a bid that meets...

Hanover plans street cleaning

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township streets will soon be cleaner than they have ever been.

At its meeting March 15, the Hanover Township Council approved a plan to clean streets twice a month.

“This will be a change for our residents,” said Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer. “They are used to once-a-year cleaning.”

The plan is to clean streets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning in April. The township will post permanent signs under the existing snow emergency...

Hanover awards trash contract

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting on March 1, Hanover Township awarded its trash and recycling contract to what turned out to be the highest bidder. J.P. Mascaro & Sons, the township’s existing hauler, was awarded the contract. Mascaro’s new contract is lower than the existing agreement but is well above the lowest bidder.

Last December, the township decided to check the market to lower its refuse collection costs. Trash and recycling bills are paid by the borough. The original bids were...

Northampton: Assumption BVM to hold breakfast

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will host a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon March 26.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-2559.

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Evangelist David Brady, of Central City, will be the guest speaker for special services March 26-31 at Northampton Assembly of God, 3449 Cherryville Road. Services will be held 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Brady has previously...

North Catasauqua: Order your kielbasi for Easter dinner

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., is making kielbasi for Easter. The deadline to order is March 29. Call 610-395-5737. Pickup will be 4-6 p.m. April 8 in the church hall (use side steps to basement).

Holy Trinity also is taking orders for freshly baked paska bread for Easter. The deadline to order is April 2. Call 610-395-5737. A maximum of 300 loaves will be made, so call early. Pickup will be 4-6 p.m. April 8 in the church hall.

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The Catasauqua...

Resolution benefits Cedarbrook

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund, which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.

The bill provides for the transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services, the nonfederal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.

“By passing this ordinance, the board is approving the use of county dollars to participate in the...

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 1

An unwanted male at Exxon on the Run, 2428 Main St., was reported to police.

A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 1200 block of Main Street, the department said.

MARCH 2

Criminal mischief took place in the 2100 block of Main Street. The report said the front driver-side window of a legally parked vehicle was damaged.

Police responded to a report of...

Feline finish line

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Ahoy there, mates! Captain Jack Sparrow here, and I is looking for me treasure – a good home, don’t ya know? Naturally, I’m full of adventures but have me own sweetness, just the same, and can snuggle with the best of them.

I’m seeking to find a last port of call, and I’m all set to go.

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Captain Jack is an 8-month-old neutered male who is up to date on shots.

If you are interested in adopting him, contact Feline Finish Line Rescue at 610-704-3315.

CMS News Spirit week is fun with a purpose

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students will participate in PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week activities beginning March 27 and ending March 31.

March 27 is comfy day. Students are permitted to wear sweatpants and sweatshirts to school that day.

March 28 is crazy sock day.

March 29 is white-out day.

March 30 is number day. On this day, students may wear clothing with a number on the clothing to reflect the math PSSAs.

March 31 is grade-...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

During the late ’60s, and now in reruns, the television series “The Wild, Wild West” featured two Secret Service agents, James West, played by Robert Conrad, and Artemus Gordon, played by Ross Martin.

In 1999, the futuristic western, set in the late 1860s and ’70s, was made into a movie featuring Will Smith as West and Kevin Kline as Gordon.

Through the use of Jules Verne-sque gadgets and weapons, the duo were tasked with protecting the 18th president of the United States,...