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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)


Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers performed a welfare check in the 1200 block of Midway Road.

Police responded to mental health calls on Mickley Run and Mechanicsville Road.

A report of identity theft in the 1300 block of Athens Drive was investigated.


Police were on the scene of an unattended death in the 5100 block of Stone Terrace Drive.

Reports of domestic offenses on Third and Center...

Catasauqua: Donations accepted at the food bank

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Remember to give generously to Catasauqua Community Food Bank if you can. There have been many more families affected since the quarantine.

Call 610-264-8366 for hours or with any questions.


Due to COVID-19, many area Memorial Day services and celebrations had to be canceled.

However, a “Time to Remember” memorial ceremony will take place 3 p.m. May 25 on the Bethlehem SteelStacks Facebook page. The event will include the singing of the national anthem and “...

Hanover parks are closed

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The May 6 Hanover Township Council meeting was held via teleconference. The numbers were published on the website to call in.

According to township Manager Melissa Wehr, all township parks are closed, and no reservations are available. No date has been set for the parks to reopen. No one should be using the parks, it was mentioned.

Wehr announced Airport Road construction was scheduled to start this week. The expected completion date is January 2022. Before you mark your...

Three crashes in two hours; one person has died

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Police Log

Whitehall Township police responded to three vehicle accidents in a span of two hours May 18. One person has died, according to the police report, and multiple people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.

The first crash occurred 2:20 p.m. at MacArthur Road and American Street. Two vehicles were involved, according to a report released by Lt. Gregory Bealer, one traveling south on MacArthur Road and the other traveling east on American Street. Two people were...


Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The state Health Department is coming under increased criticism for its bungled handling of the COVID-19 pandemic at nursing homes.

Nearly 70 percent of all deaths in the state attributed to the coronavirus have occurred at these and other elder-care facilities.

Legislators and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro are weighing in, too. The situation has become so alarming that last week Shapiro announced his office has opened criminal investigations into several long-term...

CMS News: Last pickup of students’ personal items scheduled for May 22

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School faculty and staff are continuing to clean out student lockers, collecting books and bagging personal belongings.

The pickups will be coordinated by the students’ last names. Pickup for students with last names beginning with A-M is 10 a.m.-noon; last names beginning with N-Z are 1-3 p.m.

The last scheduled pickup is May 22 for students in grade 8.

The pickup procedure is as follows: Pull up to the main entrance of CMS and open the trunk of your...

Northampton: Recycling event still in the works

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website,


Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as...

Parking, traffic ordinance in place

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

During its virtual meeting May 4, North Catasauqua Borough Council approved a new ordinance that made some changes to parking and traffic practices in the borough.

The new ordinance, which has been discussed at borough council meetings for the past several months, updates and compiles several existing parking and traffic ordinances that have been on the books for years. Putting it all under one ordinance will make it easier for residents to track down parking laws in the public record...