Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gov. Wolf announces travel restrictions ahead of winter storm

Monday, March 13, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

According to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency in anticipation of a significant winter snowstorm that will impact the state starting Monday evening through late Tuesday and announced PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike will restrict speeds on interstates and some large commercial vehicular travel.

Wolf also announced that PennDOT will strategically deploy additional assets to areas expected to be hardest hit by...

Royce Atkins to serve a minimum of four years

Saturday, March 11, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Following a four-day trial, a Northampton County jury found Royce Atkins, 23, guilty in November 2016 in a fatal hit and run that killed 9-year-old Darious Condash. The accident had occurred almost exactly one year before when Darious, accompanied by an older friend and cousin, crossed busy Schoenersville Road, a five-lane highway, at night.

Atkins hit and killed Darious but failed to stop. He said nothing, waiting for police to find him.

But after his arrest, in phone...

CHS Drama Club to present ‘Grease’

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are you ready to time travel back to the days of greasers, geeks, James Dean, Sandra Dee, Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson and the sock hop nights with your girlfriend or boyfriend?

If so, the Catasauqua High School Drama Club will be performing “Grease” 7 p.m. March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 in the high school auditorium.

The musical will take the audience back to a 1959 Rydell High School class reunion filled with music, drama and fun.

The musical, directed by Brenda...

Champagne bar owner shows interest in Catasauqua’s historic Dery mansion

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Herve Rousseau has indicated an interest in purchasing the Dery mansion in Catasauqua.

“I really don’t want to talk too much about what we want to do because we are figuring out what we can offer,” Rousseau told The Press. “I have partners that work with me, and we want to offer the area a good product and not over-promise.”

According to Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, the property has an approved plan on file with the borough to convert it to 13 condominiums. A...

Northampton: Friendly Fifties to meet March 13

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. March 13 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave. Parkland High School’s Strolling Strings will perform.

If Northampton schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the meeting is canceled.

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Northampton Exchange Club will holds its annual spring craft fair and tricky tray raffle 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Admission is free.

More than 70...

North Catasauqua: Fire dept. to host cash bingo

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a cash bingo and lunch 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Slovak Center, Fifth and Grove streets. Lunch and 15 games are included in the ticket price. There also will be an auction raffle, drinks and 50/50 at an additional cost. Doors open 12:30 p.m.

Reserve your tickets by calling 610-554-4308. If any are still available, they may be purchased at the door.

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Catty Seniors Plus will meet 1 p.m. March 22 at the Slovak Center, Fifth...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 23

At Howertown Road and Chapel Street, a traffic stop was conducted. A wanted person was found.

In the 1000 block of Seventh Street, a burning violation brought out police.

An abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Third Street was reported to the department.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Third Street was reported to police.

Members of the department conducted a...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 20

A vehicle was tagged in the 100 block of Second Street.

At Silver Manor, 2 Front St., police responded to a dispute between a husband and wife.

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 900 block of Race Street.

At Catasauqua Park & Playground, 500 St. John St., a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred.

On North 12th Street, members of the department asked...

Feline Finish Line

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor the Duchess of Cambridge have anything on our Duchess of Catasauqua.

This lovely lady is tempering just the right amount of “catitude” with style and grace.

Royal watchers say Duchess has been spotted at Petco on Lehigh Street, Allentown, where she is reportedly waiting to catch the eye of someone who will roll out the red carpet and welcome her home.

Duchess is a 2-1/2-year-old young adult who is up to date on shots and is spayed....

Residents asked to dispose of medications

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

cabinet clean-out

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to take the time to clean out their medicine cabinets this coming weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Martin encourages Lehigh County residents to give their medicine cabinets a “spring cleaning.”

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous...