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ANOTHER VIEW Society must embrace the new green

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.

When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.

Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose, refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.

When we talk about joblessness...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 18

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 19

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough...

Northampton column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m.

A basket social is also planned for Saturday, 3-8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-2 p.m. The drawing will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 610-262-2123.

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The Quota Club of Northampton is holding its annual oldies dance Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.

Doors...

No Kill LV

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

No Kill Lehigh Valley has scheduled two vaccination clinics.

One is set for Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affordable Pet Center, 2022 Main St., Northampton. The other is Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHAAR Saddlery, Farm & Pet on Airport Road, just south of the Route 22 intersection.

Vaccinations are available for cats and dogs. There is a fee.

Operation Catsnips are scheduled for April 5, 7 and 14. These events offer low cost spay/neuter...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be hosting a casino bus trip to Hollywood Casino near Hershey on Friday, Feb. 22. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. For availability and cost, call Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.

The regular monthly Young at Heart meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the St. Andrews Catholic Church social hall at 1 p.m. From the parking lot in the rear of the church, enter through the side door. I hear they always have a fun time.

Dues are being collected at this time...

State police launch smartphone app

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.

The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

"This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," said state police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The See...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEBRUARY 4

· Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

· A disturbance brought officers to the 1300 block of Stewart Street.

FEBRUARY 5

· A report of a lost passport brought police to the 800 block of Main Street.

· Police responded to a report of a stolen cell- phone.

· Officers were called to the 1700 block of Main Street to...

Girl Scouts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania are seeking volunteers to be troop leaders.

While many activities keep girls and adults busy in the fall and through the holidays, people often have a little more free time in the winter.

New troop leaders will serve girls in kindergarten through fifth grade who have been waiting for a troop or who have some time between sports seasons.

Anyone interested should go online to www.gsep.org. Click on "...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Women's Club of Catasauqua will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets.

This is a change from the usual meeting site at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church. The program will involve 100% Cotton presenting popular show tunes. It will be full of fun, friendship and food.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEBRUARY 4

· A report of a suspicious person checking vehicle doors brought officers to the 400 block of Race Street.

· Officers responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of Front Street.

· A disturbance between a man and two women brought police to the 400 block of Faith Drive.

· Officers assisted EMS in the unit block of Front Street.

FEBRUARY 5

· Police responded to an...