To the Editor:
The new regulations from the federal government for school lunch shouldn't surprise anyone.
But to say, "If you don't like the federal government regulations then pack your own lunch," was an ignorant statement by Northampton Area School Board member Jennifer Miller.
The school lunch subsidation program is to help parents of lower income households afford lunch. Children receive either free lunch or pay 40 cents for lunch rather than $1.75 if their parent'...
A Whitehall Township motorist has been charged with recklessly endangering another person for striking a 5-year-old boy at a school bus stop in Whitehall Township.
Beverly A. Bell, 62, of 1 Maryland Circle, Apt. 238, also was charged Sept. 27 with summary offenses of careless and reckless driving, meeting or overtaking a school bus and driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.
Bell was arraigned by District Judge Robert C. Halal Sept. 28 in Lehigh County Central Booking. She was...
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St., due to Monday's Columbus Day...
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.
Volunteers from the Catasauqua Fire Department will be visiting Sheckler Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 12, for Fire Prevention Day. Throughout the day firefighters will hold grade-level assemblies for students to learn about safety and see demonstrations about what to do in a fire situation. They will see firefighting gear that protects the firefighters as they put out a fire and will tour a fire truck.
Smile, Sheckler picture day is Oct. 11. A picture envelope with...
The Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association hosted a celebration of the fall season and Catasauqua history on Saturday.
Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?
Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.
Armed with research she...
The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome.
The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.
Another area food bank, the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank, is in need of a workable used refrigerator.
If you have one you'd like to donate, call Joe Tognoli at 610-294-4130.
This food bank is located at...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to an alarm in the 500 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Walnut Street to investigate a threat.
· A report of a disorderly group of juveniles brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Officers responded to a dispute between a...