Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 5

An ordinance violation of overgrown grass and weeds at a dwelling in the unit block of South Third Street was reported to police.

The department received a complaint of missing garbage cans in the unit block of North Fourth Street.

A theft in the 1200 block of Center Street was reported to police.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Second Street.

The department...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

We had dinner together as a family, and...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

TUESDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 21

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

THURSDAY 22

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

Another View

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.

So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and what are its terms?

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website, the Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of...

Catasauqua High School awards presented

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in School

The following awards and scholarships were presented at a May 31 program at Catasauqua High School.

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua: Casandra Banahene, Nicholas Hertzog, Allyson Kovach, Paige Moyer-Adams

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar - Representative: Bradley Panto

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (highest average in English, applied): Michael Coffin

Woman’s Club of Catasauqua (highest average in English, academic): Cody Walker

Jim Kappes Memorial Scholarship...

Charter school teachers complain

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Ann Tarafas and Elizabeth Fox, educators at Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, spoke in front of the Catasauqua Area School Board Tuesday night about the actions taking place by the school’s principal, Douglas Taylor, for the school’s special education department.

“He knows what he is doing, and he doesn’t seem to care,” said Tarafas, who teaches special education for grades 7-12.

Tarafas and Fox, a Spanish teacher turned paraprofessional, are fighting against Taylor as...

Northampton: Science program planned at library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”

A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.

A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats...

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 2

Officers responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

Police conducted a warrant service in the 2400 block of Main Street. The male was served with an outstanding warrant and transported to district court.

JUNE 3

Criminal mischief — graffiti in the men’s room and on a pavilion — at 26th Street Playground was reported to the department....