Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Event to be held June 17, 18

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War Days

On June 17 and 18, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor its ninth Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the Whitehall Parkway recreational area on Church Street in Whitehall. The event is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.

To commemorate the second year of the Civil War, the battle of Hanover Courthouse, which took place in May of 1862, will be featured. The two phases of the battle will be reenacted 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. A battlefield lecture...

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 22

Police responded to a parking complaint in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

In the unit block of North Second Street, officers investigated a parking complaint.

MAY 23

The department received a parking complaint in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

A dog was reported running loose in the unit block of Tapler Drive.

A suspicious vehicle in the unit block of North Second Street...

Correction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A May 25 article detailing the significance of the D&L Trail contained a few factual errors.

David Thomas, founder of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, originated from Wales.

In August 1839, he began building a blast furnace at Lock 36. The first completed blast was July 4, 1840.

The Press regrets the errors.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The recent Guest View by Bill Leiner Jr. concerning the paucity of voters emphasizes the arrogance and disregard politicians hold for citizens. Over half of our hard-earned dollars go to support politicians’ insatiable need to buy votes. If two family members are working, one of you is a government slave.

What do you get for your mandatory contribution?

Since 1965, politicians addressed poverty with trillions of dollars and huge numbers of bureaucrats....

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Thank you and “ditto” from me to Mr. Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press. I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio lyrics played today.

I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution. It is everywhere — malls, grocery stores, restaurants and outdoor areas where someone like me would just like to sit quietly...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation. The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go to” station.

To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.

Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:

• A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president

• People physically removed from planes, because of overbooking

• Concert-goers, travelers and people...

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 13

Officers were called to Main Street for a report of a disturbance.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to English Lane.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance on MacArthur Road.

A report of criminal mischief summoned officers to Tremont Street.

Police were called to Broad Street for a domestic dispute.

MAY 14

Officers responded to a report of a sounding alarm on...

Catasauqua library: ‘Build a Better World:’ Summer reading at Public Library of Catasauqua offers children both knowledge and inspiration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This year, the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading programs are all about the many ways you can have fun while you “Build A Better World.” Each week, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, summer readers ages 4 through grade 12 will have the opportunity to learn something new about the world we live in and even what’s beyond it!

Parents may register their children now.

June 13: Make the world more beautiful with members of the Catasauqua Garden Club, and plant a flower to take...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 19

Officers assisted the Northampton County sheriff’s office with a protection-from-abuse service in the 200 block of Front Street.

In the 500 block of Howertown Road, police assisted with a report of a protection-from-abuse violation.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., a problem between two juveniles brought out police.

An assault in the 200 block of Second Street was reported to...