Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

TUESDAY 15

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

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

WEDNESDAY 16

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

Whitehall man alerts police to Berks road rage incident

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Orefield man has been charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident 7:52 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop L, Hamburg, said troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.

Police said...

Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

ITN LV

Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No...

Indian Trail Park: long-ago summers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today I return to the old Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. The year is 1947. My father had just purchased his first post-war automobile: a 1947 Plymouth. We drove to the park on a sunny summer Sunday to enjoy the day.

Back in the Revolutionary War era, an old grist mill, which ground wheat, oats and corn, was still on site but no longer in operation. Community groups attempted to preserve the old mill, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

The carousel was a crowd favorite. The...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 31

In the 200 block of Center Street, police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle.

A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers conducted a welfare check in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

The theft of cast iron radiators in the unit block of North Eighth Street brought out police.

AUG. 1

Damage to a traffic light pole at North Second and...

Police respond to report of gunfire in Bath

Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

A 24-year-old Bath man was apprehended by Colonial Regional Police Department officers Monday night after allegedly firing multiple shots in the borough earlier that day.

According to police, Michael P. McGinnis Jr. was captured in Chapman after he discharged a weapon in the area of 111 Sleepy Hollow Road while his vehicle was being repossessed.

The gunfire triggered a massive police presence in Bath. Because police did not know if McGinnis was still inside his Sleepy Hollow...

Commissioner wants to review Cedarbrook report

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne expressed frustration at what he sees as slow progress on decisions concerning the 370-bed Cedarbrook Nursing Homes. According to Osborne, an operational analysis for Cedarbrook, two years in the making, was delivered to Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller July 21. However, Osborne said, Muller sent commissioners an email indicating that he does not plan to forward the report until the Aug. 23 board meeting. Osborne would like to see it sooner.

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