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Kovacs is asked to step down

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Bob Heimbecker is demanding that Hanover Township Councilman William Kovacs Jr. relinquish his seat on council.

"Mr. Kovacs has been invited by me to step down or resign his seat on the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Council. He has not done so," Heimbecker, a Republican, said during the July 17 council meeting, citing Pennsylvania Code Section 33.5-503 Recall. "It is my declared intention in the next 30 days to circulate a legally valid petition to recall."

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Chickens can stay, pool is approved

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Timothy Delany of 79 Cambridge Place addressed the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board at a July 9 hearing concerning a zoning violation that was found on his property.

"I've had the chickens for two years and they keep laying about a dozen eggs a week," he said.

The reason for his zoning appeal is that, according to the zoning ordinance, in order to raise chickens in Catasauqua, homeowners are required to have a 10,000-square-foot lot. Delany's lot is 6,633 square feet, about two-...

On the road

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A group of Catasauqua residents and those with ties to the area will be fighting cancer as they take their bikes on a 540-mile ride next week.

Dennis Kelly and Debbie Gemmel of Catasauqua, Tom Nicklas of Whitehall, and Robert Docherty, of Allentown, and Don Wallace, of Schnecksville, are participating in the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC) which will take them from Portland, Maine to Palmerton. Docherty and Wallace both have ties to Catasauqua.

The ride, held...

Northampton resident shares cancer story

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

It was a Saturday in early January when Joy, a 45-year-old Northampton resident, found a lump in her right breast.

She shared her story to help readers understand the importance of the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society programs it funds.

The following Monday, Joy, a single mother of two boys ages 13 and 16, saw her doctor. A mammogram and ultrasound revealed an abnormally shaped lump in her right breast and a suspicious node on her right side.

Further tests...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a dispute between a man and woman in the 600 block of Walker Drive.


· A report of 60 CDs stolen from an unlocked vehicle brought officers to the 300 block of East 12th Street.

· A report of a vehicle hitting a corner home brought police to the 100 block of East 21st Street.


· A report that a juvenile removed a wallet from a vehicle...

Catasauqua students honored for technical excellence

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

Two Catasauqua students were recognized for their accomplishments in technical education in May.

SkillsUSA hosted the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards, honoring 38 senior high school career and technical education students from the Lehigh Valley. The awards were presented at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center on Route 512, Bethlehem.

The honorees, including Catasauqua High School Class of 2013 members Devon Wagner and Braxton Strauss, were selected for their scholastic...

Another view

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has generated much public comment.

On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.

The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman was legally justified in defending himself.

Last February, Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, in Sanford, Fla. after Martin attacked Zimmerman by knocking him down and...

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is hosting a free Summer Car Cruise on Thursday, Aug. 1. Music, food, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing will be featured along with classic and antique cars on display at the North Catasauqua Park from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a half-price sale Aug. 5-17. The shop will close for housecleaning and changeover the week of Aug. 19 and will reopen Aug. 26 with new clothing...