Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Catty council OKs 2018 budget

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Council passed a $5.5 million budget for 2018 at its last session for the year held Dec. 20, 2017.

The new budget allocates expected revenues into categories.

Starting with the first category, general government, the total allocation for the department approaches $500,000. This cost includes the borough staff, costs to collect taxes and legal expense as well as contributions to the library, George Taylor House and community organizations. Embedded in the cost...

Catasauqua police station: then and now

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Back in 2013, when the idea of a municipal building was still just a glimmer, one driving force was to have an updated police department along with a co-located fire department.

“We are not looking for a gilded palace, but we do need some enhancements to the layout,” Police Chief Douglas Kish said then.

Fast forward to the new building. Now, if there is a prisoner who needs to be locked up, there are two cells available. The cells are not comfortable, but they can hold someone...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who opened their hearts to support the Warmth for a Friend coat drive for 2017.

We also offer thanks to the designated drop-off sites for helping make this year’s drive possible.

Richard and Sophie Osborne

Coplay

Coplay: 150th anniversary group continues plans

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

For the past year, a steering committee has been meeting to plan festivities and events for Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The kickoff gala will take place April 6, 2019, at the American Club pavilion. Some of the events being planned are a community picnic at Sammy Balliet Stadium, block parties throughout the borough, a parade, pub crawl, scavenger hunt and a fireworks display.

There is still time to be involved in the planning of this once-in-a-lifetime...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 24

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Bridge Street.

DEC. 25

An animal complaint brought police to Grove and Clover streets.

In the 1200 block of Seventh Street, a burglar alarm was investigated.

The department responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of Birch Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.

The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.

We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror; this covers the whole world and we leave this to the...

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers checked on a residence in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.

A hit and run occurred in the 1300 block of Stewart Street. The report said the driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

Police responded to a domestic dispute between two females in the 800 block of Main Street.

DEC. 18

Criminal mischief in the 1900 block of Main Street brought police to the...

Elementary school: Welcome back! Happy 2018!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break!

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Third- and fourth-grade Sheckler Elementary School students will be meeting with Mr. Burker Jan. 4 to discuss basic information, topics and to get some ideas flowing about what kind of project or experiment they would like to create and display for this year’s science fair in March.

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The mobile dentist will be visiting Sheckler Jan. 4 and 10 for students who may need this service.

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In the event of...