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New music store opens in Catasauqua

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Star City Music, which officially opened its doors on the first day of September, is the latest business on Front Street in Catasauqua.

"We looked at 20 places before we found this location," said Roger Exposito, one of the partners. "As soon as I stepped across the threshold, I knew this was the right place. For us, this location was better than anything in Bethlehem or Easton."

Referring to the usual business complaint, Exposito said parking is not a problem.

"We are a...

Another View

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast about a house fire in Salisbury Township.

Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the comfort of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Over the years of their volunteer service, these men and women have missed many family meals and important events because they needed...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 30

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1500 block of Corinth Road.

· A dispute between a mother and son brought police to the 3000 block of North Third Street.

· Police responded to a report of a missing juvenile at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 700 block of Sixth Street.

OCTOBER 1

· Police responded to a report of a disturbance...

Roughies Report

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Congratulations to the Rough Rider marching band, which recently brought home two first-place trophies from band competitions.

The group scored 77.35 at the Wilson band competition in Reading held Sept. 29 and 85.75 at the Daniel Boone competition at Exeter Middle School Oct. 6. Way to go, guys!

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If you haven't purchased your brown and white Rough Rider T-shirt yet, new long- and short-sleeved football shirts have arrived and they are on sale in the school's athletic...

Guest View

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As the classroom bell rang in the new school year last month, 55 million children across the United States headed back to school.

With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before- and after-school hours.

The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children. Over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of 3 p....

Sheckler column

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Today is picture day at Sheckler. Students should bring their smiles along with them to school.

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Volunteer firefighters from the Catasauqua Fire Department will visit the elementary school tomorrow for Fire Prevention Day.

Firefighters will teach students the importance of fire safety.

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Don't forget to come out and enjoy the Catasauqua Halloween parade, scheduled for Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.

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Election Policy

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

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 is Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to...

Keystone Exams to replace PSSA

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua high and middle school students will have to sit for the Keystone Exams this coming winter.

According to Catasauqua Area School District Director of Curriculum and Assessment Christina Lutz-Doemling, Pennsylvania developed a new set of graduation requirements to ensure those graduating are better prepared for college and the workforce.

"The Keystone Exams are end of course assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards," said Lutz-Doemling. "Beginning with the...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 1

· A report of a harassment brought officers to the 100 block of Front Street.

· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to the unit block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

· Police responded to a report of shots fired in the unit block of Front Street.

OCTOBER 2

· A theft from a vehicle brought officers to the 600 block...