With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.
Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.
A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.
The PSAT test will be administered in the Catasauqua High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 11 a.m. The deadline to register is noon on Friday, Oct. 12.
This test is for any junior who is planning to attend a four-year college. Sophomores may take this test for practice only but will be required to take it again as a junior.
The guidance office has announced that representatives from St. Joseph's University will be at the high school on Tuesday Oct. 9...
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police responded to a verbal dispute between a man and woman in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.
· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to Main Street and Lerchenmiller Drive.
· Police responded to report of an intoxicated man who punched a woman in the 1800 block of Main Street.
· A report of a sink smashed off the wall in the women'...
The Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association hosted a celebration of the fall season and Catasauqua history on Saturday.
Vehicle tires slashed
Coplay police on Sunday were called to the unit block of South Fourth Street to investigate a report of damage to a vehicle.
Police on arriving at the scene found two tires slashed on a neighbor's vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was not available at the time of the report, police stated.
The neighbor informed police he observed two tires slashed on his neighbor's vehicle while it was parked in front of his home.
Police respond to suspicious...
Congratulations to the Northampton Area Public Library, which has received a $4,000 grant from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.
It comes from the Community Grants program in partnership with local Best Buy stores to support programs that help youth excel in school, engage in their communities and develop life and leadership skills.
The grant will be used to purchase laptop and tablet computers and equipment to be used in the library's Teen Cyber Space project. This is an...
Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?
Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.
Armed with research she...
Catasauqua Middle School welcomes two new faculty members to its guidance department.
Amy Dymond-Jones, who has been at CMS for seven years, will head the Olweu Bullying Prevention Program and will serve as the assigned counselor for all grade levels this academic year.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
Amy Miller has returned this year after spending time at the middle school last spring. This semester...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to an alarm in the 500 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Walnut Street to investigate a threat.
· A report of a disorderly group of juveniles brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Officers responded to a dispute between a...
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th St., due to Monday's Columbus Day...