Catasauqua Press

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North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

Officers assisted Catasauqua police at Bridge and Crane streets.

Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1000 block of Main Street.

The department assisted with a civil matter in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

A fight in progress in the 1200 block of Second Street brought officers to the scene.

The department assisted Catasauqua police on Walnut Street....

Catasauqua added to insect quarantine

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Borough has been placed on the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine.

The Press recently spoke to borough Manager Gene Goldfeder, who said he believes someone in the borough spotted the fly around late September. The exact location the fly was seen is unknown.

“We didn’t get that information first (who spotted it),” he said. “It’s around, to an extent.”

The quarantine’s purpose, Goldfeder noted, is to protect against further spreading of the insect.

According...

The perils of cancer treatment

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My strong advice to anyone going through chemotherapy treatment, or about to go through it, is listen to professional advice and heed any research you may uncover.

I finished my second chemotherapy treatment Oct. 4. I personally didn’t think the treatment varied much from the first until a few days later.

Rather than try to be as active as I possibly could, much of what I did involved sleeping a great deal. The excess sleep ultimately led to a short hospital stay — luckily, a...

Leiner kicks off congressional campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.

Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then...

High school: Congratulations, Brittney Applegate!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

The recipient of Catasauqua High School’s Golden Apron Artist Award has been announced. Congratulations to Brittney Applegate for earning the award.

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Reminder: The combined Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society coat drive ends today, Dec. 7. More donations are needed. Please consider dropping off new or gently used coats, hats or gloves in Mr. Bastidas’ room, C224, or Mrs. Schmitt’s room, C219.

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Sophomore students are encouraged to...

Another view

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On Oct. 13 during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

I didn’t realize the White House and Americans stopped saying this. We didn’t actually. At our workplaces, at our churches, at our family and friends’ gatherings, and even at department stores, we still say “Merry Christmas.”

On many shopping trips, sales associates often have said to me, “Merry Christmas.” They also have said “Happy Holidays.” I was...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I have known Bill Leiner Jr. all my life. As children, we played together. As teenagers, we raised a little hell together. And, as adults, we worked at Bethlehem Steel together.

For as long as I can remember, Bill has always had a passion for politics. More importantly, he has always had a compassion for the little guy — the working man. And, as the son of a 95-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, I know Bill would never do anything to dishonor his father.

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Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 7: Elem. — Pierogies with tomato sauce, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Chicken fryz with a whole-grain pretzel rod, Tater Tots, baked beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain nachos grande with lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk

Friday, Dec. 8: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Cheesesteak on a whole-grain...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 13

In the 700 block of Limestone Street, police investigated an animal complaint. The case was referred to an animal control officer.

Officers assisted Bethlehem police in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

Police conducted an investigation for an unattended death in the 200 block of Main Street.

In the 700 block of Front Street, police conducted a theft investigation, which is continuing, the...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 11

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

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.,...