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North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 300 block of Church Street.

· A report of harassment brought police to the 700 block of Wyandotte Street.


· Police responded to a report of a disorderly group in the 700 block of Grove Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Seventh Street.

· Police responded to a protection-...

Northampton column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Congratulations to the Northampton Area Public Library, which has received a $4,000 grant from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.

It comes from the Community Grants program in partnership with local Best Buy stores to support programs that help youth excel in school, engage in their communities and develop life and leadership skills.

The grant will be used to purchase laptop and tablet computers and equipment to be used in the library's Teen Cyber Space project. This is an...

Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

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...


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In today's fifth column, I'm shopping at Miller's landmark department store. The year is 1943. Mr. Harold Smith, current president of the Northampton Historical Society, is recalling his work days at the store.

The store had departments for groceries, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, hardware, home delivery and even a coal yard. The four-storied building was located at 2010-2012 Main St., Northampton.

Harold started at the store in 1943, while he was a student at Northampton...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Charotin Hose Company of North Catasauqua responded to the following calls recently, according to information on the fire department's website.

Fire alarm

Aug. 8, 9:50 a.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the North Catasauqua High Rise at 1400 Main St., North Catasauqua, for an automatic fire alarm. Catasauqua and Northampton fire department personnel responded as automatic mutual aid.

The alarm was sounding in the attic. A crew checked the attic and found...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the until block of Packer Avenue.

· Police were called to the 900 block of Third Street to conduct a drug investigation.

· A report of a disturbance brought officers to Lehigh Avenue.

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on MacArthur Road.

· A report of a noise complaint brought police to Alberta Drive.


Catasauqua-based academy supports the home-schooled

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

In the old telephone building on Second Street in Catasauqua, next to the fire station, is the headquarters for Bridgeway Academy. But no school buses pull up to the curb there in the morning.

"We aren't a charter school, we don't get money from the state," said the academy's vice president of operations, Cara Rutledge. "We are a private academy for home-schooled students and their parents."

Parents pay tuition.

"We are a private school, but without the constraints of a...

Coplay column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.

Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.

A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.