Catasauqua Press

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Borough awarded grant for D&L Trail

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced that $86,450 in Local Share Account grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for North Catasauqua Borough.

LSA grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 6

Police performed a welfare check in the 100 block of South Front Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of North Second Street was reported.

JAN. 7

Officers performed a security check in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

A written warning was issued during a vehicle stop in the 200 block of North Second Street.

A small white dog was reported to be running loose in...

Fighting Hunger: Meeting set to discuss vision


Hunger faces many residents, including children, working people and seniors, every day in the Lehigh Valley. One in eight children is food insecure.

The American Community Survey for 2017 (last one issued) from the census shows Whitehall Township has a 14.3-percent resident poverty level and Coplay Borough has a 7.9-percent level. Lehigh County was at 13.3 percent, and the national average was 13.1 percent.

I, the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative president, will be holding a...

2020 census

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The U.S. Census Bureau began its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.

National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.

Robert F. Toth Jr., census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center-Allentown Area, reported his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers, as of Jan. 17.

Every 10...

CMS News: Donate to food drive at middle school by Jan. 31

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

This is your last chance to donate to Catasauqua Middle School Student Forum’s annual food drive, the CMS Souper Bowl of Caring. The drive ends Jan. 31.

Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable and nonexpired food items. No glass jars or bottles will be accepted.

Homerooms will compete to see which can bring in the most items. The winning homeroom will receive a pizza party.


There will be early dismissal Feb. 5. Students will be dismissed 12:20 p.m....

Second CMS spelling bee win in a row for Cody Kurczeski

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in School

Despite the frigid temperatures, the bees were buzzing over at Catasauqua Middle School for the annual spelling competition Jan. 9.

The whole school gathered to watch 37 students of various grades compete in front of a panel of three judges. The participating students were seated on the court of the gymnasium, while the other students filled the bleachers with a special section provided for parents. The tension in the crowd touched the gym’s ceiling as the program’s organizer, David...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 30: Elem. — Whole-grain macaroni and cheese, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Jan. 31: Elem. — Whole-grain Maxx stix with tomato sauce, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Cheesesteak on whole-grain roll, steamed peas (H.S.: potato wedges instead), assorted...

North Catty police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 13

A traffic stop was conducted at Howertown Road and Walnut Street.

JAN. 14

Officers investigated a report of vandalism in the 700 block of Willow Drive.

A DUI involving drugs at Third and Eugene streets brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a reported assault in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

JAN. 15

Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block...