Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Roughies Report: Guidance office needs photos

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

All Catasauqua High School seniors are reminded to continue to submit photos showing your plans for after graduation to Mrs. Frantz in the guidance office.

Try to be creative!

All photos will be posted on the bulletin board located outside of the CHS guidance office.


Hanover Township is currently interviewing for a part-time job to maintain the park system on weekends from mid-April through October. Applicants must be 17 or older.

Pay is above minimum...

Coplay: Charity run, walk set for April 13

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K walk, 8K run and kids’ fun run is scheduled for April 13 along the Ironton Rail Trail. It begins at Saylor Park.

Registration starts 7 a.m., the 8K run begins 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk steps off 9 a.m. and the kids’ fun run starts 10:30 a.m. The awards and post-race refreshments begin 11 a.m.

The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.


Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Coplay...

Police conduct traffic stops

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh TWP.

April 2 marked Coordinated Traffic Enforcement Day in Pennsylvania.

In an effort to advance the Vision Zero 2019 Plan, adopted by Lehigh Township last month, Lehigh Township Police Department, in cooperation with Walnutport Police Department, conducted multiple simultaneous traffic enforcement details on Routes 145 and 248 in Lehigh Township.

During this five-hour traffic enforcement wave, 81 total citations were issued.

Seventy-seven citations were...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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.


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...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers attempted to contact an individual in the 400 block of Race Street for Upper Saucon Township police.

A citation was issued on 14th Street.

In the 200 block of Race Street, a citation was issued for a construction zone traffic violation.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., a dog bite occurred. The owner was cited.


A cable wire was pulled down in...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Mr. Phillip Retter was reared in Easton, graduating from Easton High School in 1988. At age 13, he started to work at his uncle’s garage, Fluerer’s Auto Body, in Nazareth.

He recalled, “I worked there after school and each summer. My father, Glenn, helped out and was on the pit crew of Al Loquasto, an Indy race car driver who drove the Frosty Root Beer car in the famous Indy 500.”

After graduation, Phillip worked at Einfalt Salvage Yard, starting at $4 an hour, running every...

Park getting new swings, touch tunnel

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park is getting some updated playground equipment, thanks to grant funding.

According to North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone, public works employees will install a new set of swings and a touch tunnel, made especially for those with autism and sensory issues, at the 701 Grove St. park. The good news, Paone said, was shared by public works Supervisor Travis Brett during the March 18 meeting of council.

The borough...

Bingo, dinner held for scholarship fund

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., hosted a bingo and chicken dinner fundraiser March 30 for the Erik Hirner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hirner was a 1998 honors graduate of Catasauqua High School and went on to graduate with honors from Muhlenberg College with a degree in biology in 2002. He joined the Reading Fire Department in 2007 and simultaneously served as a volunteer for Charotin Hose Company No. 1.

According to reports, Hirner was on his way to work May 25, 2018, when his...