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Another View

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Every day, someone becomes a victim of a crime. And, then there are those who risk their own lives and safety to help those in need.

When Daniel DeTurck, of Reading, Berks County, saw an Amber Alert Jan. 3 on his phone asking the public’s help to locate an infant abducted by alleged murder suspect Antonio Velazquez-Rupert, DeTurck didn’t hesitate to help.

When DeTurck, a security guard, saw a vehicle matching the description in the Amber Alert, he dialed 911 and took off after...

Catasauqua Middle School Honor roll

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The following Catasauqua Middle School students earned honor roll status during the second marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.

Principal’s award

Grade 8:Gabriella Demaria, Cassidy Fischl, Alexis Rushatz, Sabrina Safadi, Andrew Schwartz

Grade 7:Trisha Bloszinsky, Valerie Davidheiser, Sydney Gebhardt, Julianna Grate, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Kylee Leibenguth, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer, Stewart Oakley, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Katherine Parks, Ashley...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 25

Officers were called to Summit Street for a disturbance.

A report of a motor vehicle accident summoned police to MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of a hazard on Ringer Road.

Police investigated a report of suspicious activity on Birch Street.

A report of an animal complaint brought officers to Eberhart Road.

Police were called to Main Street for a report of a...

Middle school: PTF meets Tuesday

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School Parent Teacher Forum is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. March 21 in the school library.

If you are interested in becoming a member, call the school at 610-264-4341.

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Remember, spring officially begins March 20.

Try to get outdoors and enjoy the change of seasons!

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In looking ahead, PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week runs March 27-31.

Stay tuned for themes and events planned for that week in...

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 2

Police conducted a protection-from-abuse service in the 100 block of North Ruch Street.

Members of the department assisted a citizen in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers after reports of hit-and-run accidents in the 700 block of Locust Street.

In the unit block of North Ninth Street, officers assisted a citizen.

Police conducted a traffic stop...

Elementary school: Kindergarten registration: Make an appointment now

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will take place at Sheckler Elementary School 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30 and 31. Registration is by appointment only and can be made by calling the office at 610-264-5601. Bring a completed registration packet that can be found at cattysd.org then select “Sheckler.” If your child has a physical or dental check up scheduled before registration, you can get your dental or physical forms completed and bring them to your registration appointment...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 16: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, March 17: Steckel, Zephyr — Whole-grain pizza, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Turkey sub with...

Bridge replacement is delayed one year

Saturday, March 18, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The replacement of a bridge over Catasauqua Creek on Race Street in Catasauqua will be no simple matter. Not for the construction engineers, not for adjacent businesses and not for motorists.

At the Catasauqua Borough Council meeting March 6, Ken Baker of Walsh/Granite JV discussed the proposed plan.

The project was originally scheduled for an April 2017 start, but that is being delayed a year.

“I’ve talked with some of the local businesses in the area to make sure we...