Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 9

Officers relayed a message for Allentown police in the 200 block of Second Street.

An investigation is continuing for a possible Megan’s Law violation that occurred in the 100 block of Circle Drive.

At Lehigh County Housing Authority, 118 Bridge St., police investigated a fireworks complaint.

JAN. 9

No-parking signs were issued in the 200 block of Church Street.

At Whittier...

Coplay: Democratic club organizes for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.

The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.

The 2019 officers are as follows:

Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl

Executive offices — Karen...

Sheckler News: Start logging hours for readathon event

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

In honor of Read Across America, Sheckler Elementary School will be participating in a readathon for the month of February. Students are encouraged to read or be read to for at least 15 minutes each day — but you can always read more if you would like to. All types of reading count: books, magazines, comics and e-books are some examples.

Calendars were sent home with students to record the number of minutes read per day for the entire month. At the end of the month, parents are asked...

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 31: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, seasoned peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S. — side salad also)

Friday, Feb. 1: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Buffalo...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

It’s that time again. The annual seizure of increased property taxes by our government schools system is upon us.

As in past years, we are given an amount the tax will increase; this year, it’s 3.79 percent, but we are told, “We are not going to finalize it at 3.79 percent.”

New year, same old story.

Where is the warehouse tax money going? How about a spending cut and tax decrease? That’s not likely to happen in the foreseeable future because we are...

CMS News: CMS students to dismiss early

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

There will be an early dismissal Feb. 6.

Catasauqua Middle School will dismiss students 12:20 p.m.

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Reminder: This is your last chance to take part in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. The event ends Feb. 1.

Students may contribute nonperishable food items. No glass will be accepted.

The homeroom that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

The drive benefits the Catasauqua Community Cares Program and the Catasauqua Community Food...

Catasauqua: Preschool program planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.

The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.

To...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I am responding in reference to a story by Al Recker that appeared Jan. 10 in the Northampton Press. The article concerned Northampton Borough Municipal Authority’s (NBMA) offer to acquire the Whitehall Township Authority (WTA) in exchange for paying Whitehall Township money for its assets.

In this article, it states that NBMA’s rate per 1,000 gallons is $4.25, and WTA’s rate is $5. Please be advised that NBMA’s rate structure is twofold. NBMA’s rate per 1,000...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 19

A disturbance in the unit block of South Fourth Street was investigated.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

JAN. 20

Officers were on the scene of domestic disputes on Schreiber Avenue and Chestnut Street.

A disturbance in the unit block of Tapler Drive was investigated.

The department assisted North Catasauqua police with a report of an...