Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Roughies Report Reminder: Submit your absentee notes

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School students are reminded to turn in their absentee notes to the main office as soon as possible. Because it is the end of the marking period, it is your responsibility to submit your absentee note. If a note is not received, your absence will be marked as unexcused/illegal.

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Employment opportunities are available for any 10th-, 11th- or 12th-grade student interested in working at the Catasauqua pool this summer. If interested, contact Missy Brown at the...

Service news

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

U.S. ARMY

Army 1st Lt. Curtis M. Garner has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security and enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies...

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 11

A report of suspicious activity brought officers to Gallagher Road.

Police were called to Grape Street for a wanted person.

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief on Main Street.

A report of suspicious activity summoned police to Grape Street.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Olympic Circle South.

Police were called to MacArthur Road for...

Eckhart enters race for county executive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County executive. He made his special announcement recently at Big Woody’s, Allentown.

Eckhart has been a school board member, township commissioner and county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said.

Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.

“I truly believe Lehigh...

HAPPENINGS

Monday, April 3, 2017 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 3

• Catasauqua Thrift Shop bag sale at the shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale continues through April 8. Everything in the store is included in the sale, unless marked otherwise. Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

APRIL 4

• Catasauqua Thrift Shop bag sale at the shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale continues through April 8. Everything in the store is included in the sale, unless marked otherwise...

More delays on making Front St. two way

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver dropped a bombshell on Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop session Monday when she proposed a further delay of converting Front Street to two-way traffic. The workshop session had been preceded by a special meeting to ensure that the project to convert Front Street to two way was delayed to June 15, but Weaver proposed the project be further delayed until Aug. 17.

“We have three options on how we can handle parking on Front Street,” she said. “The...

Mayor: no support for two-way Front St.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Before the Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting Monday, the council held a special meeting about Ordinance 1346. Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder explained the situation in his opening remarks.

“At the last regular meeting, we passed an ordinance that postponed turning Front Street into a two-way street until June 15,” he said. “The delay was predicated on information we had about the ability of everyone to meet our expected standards. The mayor has the right to sign the...

WillowBrook Farm development plan includes historic preservation, open space

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Editor’s note: This article reflects information presented to the Northampton Borough Planning Commission on land adjacent to the development proposed for the North Catasauqua portion of Willow Brook Farm.

As the words “Willow Brook Preservation Project” flashed on a screen at the March 8 meeting of Northampton Borough Planning Commission, details emerged for plans to build 67 single-family homes on a portion of the adjacent golf course.

Robert J. Dwyer, of Landtrust Properties...

YMCA to manage pool again

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Jessica Kroope reported to the Catasauqua Borough Council that the borough negotiated a contract with Suburban North Y to manage the pool at the Catasauqua Park & Playground in 2017.

“We are waiting for their signature and as long as there are no changes, we will go ahead with it,” she said at the council’s March 6 meeting.

The borough turned the management of the pool over to the Y last year. The fiscal results were good, although there were startup concerns...