Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

When school doors open later this month or right after Labor Day, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act will be on its way out, and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be on its way in, although full implementation will not begin until the 2018-19 school year.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the national education...

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

At Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1910 Center St., the department received a report of a female using a fake identification card.

AUG. 6

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Officer Vito assisted Coplay police in the 600 block of Potter Terrace for the search of a male.

A male harassing a female in the 1200 block of Main Street was reported.

Criminal mischief in the 500 block of East 11th Street...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 6

In the 1000 block of Third Street, officers conducted a welfare check.

AUG. 7

At Fourth and Main streets, a traffic stop was conducted. Police investigated a possible DUI.

A civil matter brought police to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

In the 1100 block of Sixth Street, police responded to a report of criminal mischief.

AUG. 8

An animal complaint in the 800...

Board honors trainer who saved player’s life

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District athletic trainer John Capozzolo’s service and commitment to young athletes extends beyond the confines of Catasauqua.

The school board recognized Capozzolo at their Aug. 8 meeting for saving the life of a 17-year-old teen from Montvale, N.J., when he collapsed during a Feb. 14 DeSales University lacrosse camp.

Capozzolo immediately sprung into action and performed CPR on the teen. He then asked the DeSales University head lacrosse coach to grab...

Hanover Township puts dump truck on the market

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The impending delivery of a new dump truck in Hanover Township means the old one is now on the market.

At the July 19 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, members heard from public works Director Jeffry Mouer.

“We want to put the one we use now up for sale,” he said. “It’s a 1998 International, for around $30,000.”

Mouer indicated there is some interest at that sales level.

“We have a pretty good reputation for taking care of our equipment ... so various...

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.

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Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.

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Parkway Pool will be open...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 1

On Fairmont Avenue, police responded to a noise complaint.

An abandoned vehicle on Center Street was reported to the department.

A report of an assault on MacArthur Road brought out officers.

An animal complaint on Mauch Chunk Road was filed with the department.

On Pine Street, police investigated a disturbance.

AUG. 2

Suspicious activity on Catasauqua Road was...

Wolf trims PSSA testing

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a reduction in standardized testing for students in the commonwealth.

According to an Aug. 14 news release from the governor’s office, “the change to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will reduce the length of the tests by 20 percent in grades 3 through 8.”

Wolf commented on the change during a Schools That Teach tour stop at Susquehanna Middle School, Dauphin County, with state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera....