After a series of tense meetings, Catasauqua council returned to the routine business of running the day-to-day operations of the borough.
The first meeting of 2013, held Jan. 7, involved the approval of a number of fire department officers as submitted by Fire Chief Richard Hertzog. The borough's executive team, the manager and the staff were reappointed without changes.
Janice Lathrop accepted an appointment to the vacancy board, Barbara Afflerbach Flandorffer was reappointed...
Outside Kotsch's Market on Fullerton Avenue in Whitehall, Cadettes from Troop 6675 from Salem UCC Church in Catasauqua tried to entice customers and motorists to purchase Girl Scout Cookies by using decorated signs and waving cookie boxes. They are, from left, Holly Wagner, Serena Leonard and Brianna Nunez, all of Catasauqua. Troops have fanned out across the region at many locations to attract sales.
There were plenty of winners at St. Mary's Bingo Jan. 13.
More photos of bingo players Jan. 13 at St. Mary's Church.
The following students earned honor roll status during the first marking period of the 2012-13 academic year.
High Honor Roll
Grade 8: Brandon Adams, Rodney Berger, Alexis Bernard, Jade Biviano, Samantha Creyer, Rose Dietrich, Britni Elekes, Jacquelyn Garner, Colin Hawk, Samantha Henning, Nicholas Hertzog, Terrance Holota, Allyson Kovach, Tyler Newhart, Benjamin Nosal, Danielle Pluchinsky, Kaylyn Simpson, Hannah Smith, Taya Starr, John Stires, Andrew Verenna, Cody Walker, Colin...
Lehigh Valley residents may have noticed the clear-cutting of areas under power lines in your neighborhood in recent years. It is quite difficult not to notice these newly cut sections of power line rights-of-way.
Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring power companies to clear-cut these areas beneath their power lines. This includes the area 10 feet outward on both sides, extending from the outer conductor of the power towers.
This federal mandate was passed...
Truck takes out traffic light
Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.
Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.
There was little or...
This is the first of a two-part series.
Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school.
Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.
"Horrible, horrible things happen," said Beckwith, who was part of a panel Jan. 10 at St. John's which attempted to...