Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 3800 block of Lehigh Street.

A theft from a vehicle in the 3300 block of North Second Street was investigated.

Officers responded to criminal mischief in the 4100 block of Chestnut Street.

The department investigated a wanted person in the 4100 block of North Church Street.

Disorderly conduct in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 11

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

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 12

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 13

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....

Northampton Press’ features in 1999

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading a new publication of the Northampton Press — the year, 1999.

Some things change; some do not. The Coplay-Northampton Bridge was a feature story. After years of pleading by motorists and residents, the bridge was closed to traffic in order to have the bridge milled and the deck resurfaced with a fresh coat of blacktop. It was to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for four to six weeks. The bridge has detour signs on both sides in Northampton and Coplay....

Lehigh County DA to run for re-election

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been Lehigh County District Attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.

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Morffi Marks will run for judge seat

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks has announced she will run for judge in the county’s Court of Common Pleas.

“I have been blessed to have spent a large portion of my career being the voice for child victims,” Morffi Marks said in a news release. “I want to take my courtroom experience as a prosecutor in handling the toughest cases while staying fair and impartial and provide a court where justice is both served and the rights of all are protected...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

The department addressed a neighbor complaint in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

JAN. 27

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 1000 block Main Street.

JAN. 28

A report of a male shoplifting at Rite Aid, 1620 Main St., was investigated.

JAN. 31

Police assisted with a request to contact a person in the 1600 block of Main Street.

Catasauqua council hears presentation on new trail system

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver presented a PowerPoint presentation on hiking and biking trails in and around Catasauqua during the Jan. 7 borough council meeting. The program was spearheaded by North Catasauqua Council President Peter Paone. This project is properly named THE LINK Trail Network.

The crux of Paone’s presentation was a look at the residential development at Willowbrook that cuts the size of the golf course in half and adds 150 new homes.

“This is the last...

CMS News: Food drive at CMS extended to Feb. 8

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

The Souper Bowl of Caring food drive, which benefits the Catasauqua Community Cares Program and the Catasauqua Community Food Bank, has been extended until Feb. 8.

Thank you for all of the contributions so far.

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Reminder: The CMS PTF valentine dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8.

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The middle school Parent Teacher Forum is selling fastnachts from Egypt Star Bakery. Choose from powdered, glazed, cream or jelly.

Orders are due Feb. 20 in the main...