Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mako to co-host Northampton shredding event April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event in Northampton to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

“Last fall, I hosted two similar shredding events, which were...

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is this April 12 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board...

Whitehall man dies in crash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

LEHIGH TWP.

A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.

According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.

Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident....

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 12: Elem., M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. (High school menu also includes side salad.)

Friday, April 13: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, side salad, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Buffalo chicken sub on whole-grain roll, french fries, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk.

Monday...

Northampton: Spring tea to be held April 29

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club International of Northampton is sponsoring a women’s spring tea 1-4 p.m. April 29 at Weaversville Inn, 6916 Weaversville Road.

This event will include the luncheon, a silent auction and a fashion show presented by Dress Barn.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for speech and hearing studies.

For cost, reservations and other information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826 or Anita Achey at 610-262-0623.

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The 2018 Festival of Bands...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 26

Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.

A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.

The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported...

Elementary school: PSSA testing will start April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Third- and fourth-grade Sheckler Elementary School students will have PSSA testing in math April 16-20. Students are encouraged to get a good night of rest and eat a healthy breakfast, as well as try to avoid being tardy, absent or have any appointments during any testing days.

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Second-grade students are busy preparing for their show that will take place on the Sheckler stage April 25.

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Sheckler families, remember to continue sending in your Box Tops, so,...