Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

CMS welcome back dance is Friday

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students are invited to the welcome back dance, sponsored by the CMS Parent Teacher Forum.

The dance is scheduled 7-9 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Bring your best apparel and your finest smile!

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The Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the district administration office board room, 201 N. 14th St.

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CMS students have the day off Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Township points to FL Smidth for runoff problems

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

A Hanover Township official is blaming decisions made by the City of Bethlehem for causing water problems in a township neighborhood.

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Hanover Township Council, town- ship Engineer Robert Kortze updated council on his investigation into stormwater runoff problems that have plagued properties in the Saylor’s Mobile Home Park.

“Our first course of action is to contact the City of Bethlehem because the stormwater originates there,” he said.

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Special election set to fill vacant seat

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

133RD DISTRICT

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) has ordered a special election to be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District.

The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of Rep. Daniel McNeill. The 133rd Legislative District consists of a part of Whitehall Township; the Boroughs of Coplay, Catasauqua and Fountain Hill; Hanover Township, Lehigh County; and parts of Salisbury Township and the City of Bethlehem.

Turzai...

Another View

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Every day, American families place their loved ones in nursing homes and trust they will be properly cared for by the staff.

Eight senior citizens died Sept. 13 from excessive heat inside the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, Fla., when the nursing home’s air conditioning stopped working during a power loss and its backup generator failed after Hurricane Irma hit Florida Sept. 10.

Even worse, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted in his news broadcast Sept. 13, the...

Coplay: Community fund drives are underway

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There are a couple of major community-based fund drives, which are held annually, that are currently taking place — to benefit Coplay Lions Club and Coplay Fire Department. Both groups are seeking donations from residents and businesses.

Coplay Lions Club, in its 44th year, has a prized reputation for its service and financial assistance that involves providing eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aides and financial help for several organizations and programs, including Center for Visual...

Northampton: Friendly Fifties to meet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Country-western singer Donna Parsons will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Northampton Area Public Library is currently...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

A bicycle was reported stolen in the unit block of South Second Street.

SEPT. 19

The department received a report of a dog running loose in the unit block of North Third Street.

Police said a domestic dispute occurred in the unit block of Bird Alley.

Officers responded to a report of a missing black Labrador retriever in the unit block of North Third Street.

The department...

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 15

A report of an intoxicated male in the 1900 block of Canal Street was filed with the department.

A male and female causing a disturbance in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue was reported to police.

In the unit block of West 21st Street, a hit-and-run accident occurred. The report said a vehicle stopping for traffic was hit from behind by another vehicle. The operator of the offending...

Zoners say yes to tasting room

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Sept. 19, Fred and Annette Pompa came to the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board a second time concerning their proposal for opening a tasting room on Lehigh Street.

This time, the zoners granted permission, including an OK to sell craft beers not brewed on-site.

The borough is not opposed to craft breweries or associated tasting rooms. In fact these uses are actively encouraged.

As the Pompas explained at the June hearing, they want to sell craft brews other than those...