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All creatures great and small

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

As a result of Pennsylvania’s order to shut down all nonessential businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, owners and operators of everything from restaurants to hair salons have had to deal with the impact on their employees and customers.

Establishments that offer both essential and nonessential services, such as Christmas City Veterinarian Hospital on West Broad Street in Bethlehem, face the challenge of finding creative ways to meet essential needs without jeopardizing...

Board thanks students, staff, families during virtual meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met virtually April 14 to discuss business.

The school board members and administration were connected through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. The Zoom meeting was livestreamed over YouTube for the public to view. There was a special email created for input and comments from the public.

It was noted things have been busy as teachers and administration prepared for the switch to virtual classes. Students began online learning...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

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

THURSDAY 23

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

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal...

Coplay: Street cleaning is set for May 7, 8

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Street cleaning will occur May 7 and 8 in the borough, despite the mild winter and later heavy rains.

Streets will be swept from Front Street to Ruch Street. No alleys will be swept.

Funding for the project comes from the state’s liquid fuel tax account, not borough real estate taxes.

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Several “for sale” signs on residential properties in the borough have been taken down since the onset of the coronavirus. The homes will later be listed for sale once...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 30

In the 700 block of Second Street, a vehicle was ticketed.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., officers investigated a fraudulent account case.

An investigation is continuing for a burglary case at 252 Race St.

MARCH 31

An abandoned vehicle was tagged in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

Citations are to be filed for a traffic incident in the 500 block of Faith...

Community coming together

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

In the self isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to feel helpless. Residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties are under a stay-at-home order, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the best thing people can do to help slow the spread of the virus.

Understandably, being stuck at home has made many people restless. More than anything, they wish they could be doing something to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.

Thanks to the “power of...

Catasauqua council holds first livestreamed, virtual meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In a historic meeting, Catasauqua Borough Council held its first livestreamed meeting April 6.

A total of 17 people attended the meeting remotely.

Borough Manager Steven Travers and two staff members were present in the borough complex to handle the meeting’s technical aspects.

Council President Vincent Smith called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. The principle reason of the meeting was to renew Mayor Barbara Schlegel’s emergency declaration called in March.

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CASD students begin online instruction

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 9 all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

Wolf made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.

Teachers and administration in the Catasauqua Area School District have been working to prepare for long-term virtual...

CASD students begin online instruction

Saturday, April 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 9 all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

Wolf made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.

Teachers and administration in the Catasauqua Area School District have been working to prepare for long-term virtual...

Remembering: A review of the 1858 Weaversville Academy catalog

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, we continue our visit to the Weaversville Academy on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township.

Our guide is an 1858 catalog from Amanda Weaver. Michael and Samuel Weaver, Amanda’s grandfather and father, respectively, were two of the founders of Weaversville and Weaversville Academy.

Ms. Susan Jenkins Weaver, family historian, has graciously shared this research for our readers.

A library has been commenced, and a society for the improvement of the young gentlemen...