Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happenings

Monday, June 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 12

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, Vacation Bible School (VBS), 6:15-8:15 p.m., at 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville. VBS continues until June 16. Information and registration: 610-837-3526

• Poetry reading and book signing by Gail Zimmerman Thomas, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville...

CHS Class of 2017 graduates 103

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Tears of joy were seen on the faces of graduates and their parents as 103 members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2017 participated in commencement services Monday in the school gymnasium.

Salutatorian Cody Walker spoke about experiences that class members have shared during early school years, including field trips, plays he said students were “forced to put on” every year and “the sixth-grade fiesta where we had to, unfortunately, dance together.”

His memories of high...

Dog is abandoned on Tacoma Street property

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township authorities looked into the status of a Tacoma Street property after receiving complaints from residents.

At Hanover Council’s May 17 meeting, township Manager Sandra Pudliner updated council members on the status of the house.

“The property appears to be taken over by the bank,” she said. “Base Engineering Company has a contract to maintain the property.”

Councilman Bob Heimbecker had expressed his concern over the property at prior meetings. According...

Dispute with borough causes some N. Catty firefighters to quit

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua Fire Chief Shawn McGinley concluded the May 23 borough council meeting with a comment that could result in changes for the borough.

“I’d like to look into the possibility of exploring a possible merger with another fire department, depending on the outcome of what happens with the background checks,” he said. I’ve lost two members in the past couple hours. The borough has to provide fire protection one way or the other.”

McGinley was referring to a negative...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The recent Guest View by Bill Leiner Jr. concerning the paucity of voters emphasizes the arrogance and disregard politicians hold for citizens. Over half of our hard-earned dollars go to support politicians’ insatiable need to buy votes. If two family members are working, one of you is a government slave.

What do you get for your mandatory contribution?

Since 1965, politicians addressed poverty with trillions of dollars and huge numbers of bureaucrats....

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Thank you and “ditto” from me to Mr. Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press. I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio lyrics played today.

I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution. It is everywhere — malls, grocery stores, restaurants and outdoor areas where someone like me would just like to sit quietly...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation. The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go to” station.

To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.

Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:

• A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president

• People physically removed from planes, because of overbooking

• Concert-goers, travelers and people...

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

Officers were called to Main Street for a report of a disturbance.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to English Lane.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance on MacArthur Road.

A report of criminal mischief summoned officers to Tremont Street.

Police were called to Broad Street for a domestic dispute.

MAY 14

Officers responded to a report of a sounding alarm on...

Catasauqua library: ‘Build a Better World:’ Summer reading at Public Library of Catasauqua offers children both knowledge and inspiration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This year, the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading programs are all about the many ways you can have fun while you “Build A Better World.” Each week, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, summer readers ages 4 through grade 12 will have the opportunity to learn something new about the world we live in and even what’s beyond it!

Parents may register their children now.

June 13: Make the world more beautiful with members of the Catasauqua Garden Club, and plant a flower to take...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 19

Officers assisted the Northampton County sheriff’s office with a protection-from-abuse service in the 200 block of Front Street.

In the 500 block of Howertown Road, police assisted with a report of a protection-from-abuse violation.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., a problem between two juveniles brought out police.

An assault in the 200 block of Second Street was reported to...