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New civil service rules delayed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A delay in revising the borough's Civil Service regulations could hamper plans to hire a new Catasauqua police officer. At the Sept. 10 borough council meeting, Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported changes to the Civil Service regulations are not completed.

"It isn't an easy task. We need to balance the rules against changes in the borough code and then our changes need to be approved by the Civil Service Commission," he said.

According to Dimmich, most of the changes are...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.

For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.


The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor,

LVIA wants to spend $5 million to install a U.S. customs station. This will increase LVIA operational costs by more than $1 million a year.

LVIA just lost its flights to Canada because it had only three people per day.

Now the airport is proposing adding international flights to other places like Mexico which, due to ongoing drug violence, has a rapidly declining tourist market. American Express stated there has been a sharp decline in American visitors...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of Howertown Road.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 700 block of Bath Avenue.

· Officers were called to the 900 block of Church Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle.

· Police responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Mulberry Street.

· A report of a wanted person brought officers to...

Catty column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.

Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.


Looking for something fun to do this...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in...

$11.8 million bridge bid is opened

Monday, October 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Bids were opened by Lehigh County Sept. 13, for the construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge. The work is to include demolition of the steel grate bridge and two small connecting bridges. The lowest bid presented was for $11.8 million.

The low bidder was HRI Contracting Co., State College, the same company hired to do work on the Route 22 and MacArthur Road Bridge.

County engineering and administration officials are reviewing whether all specifications by HRI...

Pictures today

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Today is picture day for Catasauqua Middle School students. Be sure to dress your best and smile wide for the camera!


The school year seems to be rolling along as Friday is mid-marking period for teachers and students.


The middle school will hold its first PTF movie night Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students are invited to bring their family along to attend the evening's showing. Stay tuned for further details on this event.



Coplay police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Alarms summon police

Residential fire alarms brought borough police and the fire department out on two separate calls Sept 23.

One alarm was at 10 N. Front St. where the alarm was sounding at apartment 11. The residents there had been cooking bacon that activated the alarm, police said.

The other alarm was at 11 N. Front St. where the fire alarm came from apartment A-2, police said.

A check found no fire taking place, police said.

Officers respond alarm...