Catasauqua Press

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No tax increase in Hanover’s proposed 2019 budget

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township council’s regular meeting Nov. 19, Chairman Bruce Paulus announced that council had reviewed and approved the 2019 budget. It is available for public review and scheduled for official adoption at council’s Dec. 5 meeting.

With the new budget, the township will continue to have the lowest property tax rate in the state at one-quarter mill. The township, with its management team and business population, has maintained the low tax rate for more than a decade.


McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these...

Coplay: Garden club gets together Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The public is invited.


The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Doors open 4:45 p.m., and the kitchen opens 5 p.m. Social Call will play 7-10 p.m.

It is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at Samuel Owens Restaurant, The Bacon Strip, Reph’...

Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 11

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 800 block of Locust Street.

Officers were on the scene of a hit and run in the area of Chapel and Crane streets.

An alarm in the 200 block of Eugene Street was investigated.

Traffic stops were conducted at Second and Front streets, Eugene and Third streets and Fourth and Main streets.

The department assisted Whitehall police in the...

CMS administration, parents update student dress code policy

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education held its Nov. 13 meeting at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.

The board mentioned discussions have been going well between Catasauqua Middle School Principal Melissa Inselmann and the CMS Parent-Teacher Forum regarding the dress code. Parents addressed the school board at the Aug. 14 meeting to share their concerns regarding inconsistencies and ambiguous wording they noted in the dress code. An updated, revised...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 14

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 3000 block of South Fifth Street.

Police investigated a wanted person in the 500 block of Mickley Run.

Suspicious activity in the 800 block of Front Street was reported.

The department responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.

A hazardous condition in the 900 block of Grape Street...

Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which...

Roughies Report: No classes Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

There will be no school for students in the Catasauqua Area School District Dec. 3. Teachers will have an in-service day.


There is still time to sign up to give a pint and participate in the Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive Dec. 4. Those who sign up to save a life will receive a T-shirt. You must be at least 16 years of age to donate.

Those interested in participating can sign up in the high school main office.


The Pennsylvania Department of...