Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.
Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.
Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform...
I don't know about you, but the amount of information presented during the presidential and vice presidential debates this year sometimes left my head spinning.
While I found it easy, as each debate has concluded, to determine which candidate had presented himself most admirably, knowing how to interpret the purported "facts" presented was a challenge with which I needed some help.
The candidates spent weeks preparing for these debates, carefully crafting ways of presenting...
Catasauqua Borough Council will hold a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Krall participates in stadium band
Elizabeth Krall, of Whitehall, is participating in Susquehanna University's stadium band this fall.
The Susquehanna stadium band plays at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally and at special events throughout the fall. Membership is open by audition to all university students.
Krall, a junior music education major, is a 2010 graduate of Whitehall High School. She is the daughter of...
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company recently responded to the following calls.
Sept. 28, noon
North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the 500 block of Third Street with the Catasauqua Fire Department for an automatic fire alarm.
Carbon monoxide alarm
Oct. 1, 12:35 a.m.
Charotin personnel responded for a carbon monoxide alarm in the 700 block of Washington Avenue, Northampton. The caller had reported a carbon monoxide alarm...
"Boy Scouts with airplanes" is how Lt. Bob Sacco describes the cadets of the Lehigh Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
The Cadets, aged 12-20 years old, are part of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. They hosted an open house Oct. 16 at their headquarters at the Egypt Fire Company.
The youth demonstrated their marching skills and a search and rescue, using a stokes basket. They fielded questions from guests and spoke of the program's hands-on activities. Survival training,...
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Hanover Township employees have been working in the newly constructed municipal building for a number of weeks now. According to discussions reported from township council meetings, a few construction issues remain to be solved before the building is officially complete, however.
An official dedication of the building, on the corner of Grove and Airport roads, as was the old building, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.
Township officials are currently drawing...
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation SM in observation of October's Domestic Violence Awareness month.
The Lehigh and Northampton counties program will use the grant to provide critical support for its operational costs at Turning Point's emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
The agency provides free and confidential prevention programs, legal advocacy, case management, community education and...